Programme Overview

The conference consists of three days of sessions covering many open technology topics. As the conference is being held in Gladstone, Australia, the event will be using Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST - UTC+10).

Conference Overview

Day Start of Day Daytime Evening
Tuesday Conference Welcome
Talks and Tutorials
Wednesday Keynote Talks and Tutorials
Thursday Keynote Talks and Tutorials
Lightning Talks
Conference Close

Daily Schedule

Please note: this is a draft schedule and is subject to change.

Time Duration (min) Activity
9:00 am 10 Start of day housekeeping
9:10 am 60 Keynote
10:10 am 35 Morning tea break
10:45 am 45 Talk 1
11:30 am 10 Break
11:40 am 45 Talk 2
12:25 pm 65 Lunch break
1:30 pm 45 Talk 3
2:15 pm 10 Break
2:25 pm 45 Talk 4
3:10 pm 35 Afternoon tea break
3:45 pm 25 Talk 5
4:10 pm 10 Break
4:20 pm 25 Talk 6
4:45 pm 10 Break
4:55 pm 25 Talk 7
5:20 pm Sessions end
BoF sessions and evening events begin

Presentation Types

Welcome Address

The conference organisers start the event by welcoming everyone and letting everyone know the general housekeeping requirements of the conference.


Each conference morning will begin with a keynote presentation. We will announce our speakers in the leadup to the conference, so keep an eye out.


Talks are presentations on a single topic that run for either 25 minutes or 45 minutes. These are generally presented in lecture format and form the bulk of the available conference slots.


Tutorials are 100 minute interactive learning sessions. Particpants will gain some hands on knowledge or experience in a topic. These are generally presented in a classroom format and are interactive or hands-on in nature. Some tutorials will require prepartation work to be done or some hardware to be purchased prior to their attendance - please check the individual tutorial descriptions for more information.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are short, informal presentations (3-5 minutes each) that take place on the final afternoon of the conference. Registrations will take place during the conference.

Conference Close

The final presentation of the conference will wrap up the event, including thanking our volunteers for their time and efforts.