*UPDATE* - This event's details have changed and has been postponed to a
new date. Please visit http://drupalapc.org for more details

We are SCECpleased to announce that the next large gathering of Drupalers will be held in Sydney, Australia from May 18th – 22nd 2008 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center Darling Harbor in conjunction with the Open CeBIT expo and conference.

The Drupal Asia Pacific Conference is a major event to gather Drupalers to learn, discuss and advance Drupal. It is also a great opportunity to network with other community members that operate in the Asia Pacific region and who may not be able to attend community events on the other side of the world.

The conference will feature dual tracks over 3 days and a single theatre over a day and half that will also be open to the broader Open CeBIT audience. We are partnering with the Joomla community to host a website building contest which will be prominently highlighted at the OpenCeBIT Conference. All attendees will be provided free entry to the CeBIT expo (20th – 22nd) and offered discounted tickets to the Open CeBIT conference. We will also be hosting a booth as part of the CeBIT Exhibition to educate and promote Drupal to businesses, government, and individual attendees of the exhibition.

The Sydney 2008 TeamSCEC is working hard to finalize conference details before opening registration and the session proposal system. We are also just now finalizing sponsorship packages. Watch http://drupalapc.org and the Drupal.org home page (rss feed) for future announcements. In the mean time, start making your travel arrangements and gathering your session proposal information. If you’re interested in forming part of the Drupal team for the website contest, please contact us.

Please visit http://drupalapc.org for more details or Contact Us!

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rcross’s picture

That's right - come and get it! People watching the conference website have already found out that registrations have been opened. We're accepting session proposals and looking for the communities input. The t-shirt logo competition is open for submissions and voting as well. Once you've created an account on the website, you'll also be directed to the website where you can pay the conference fees. Ticket prices have been set at AUD$160 and we have made arrangements to offer an early-bird price of AUD$115, which is a massive discount so get in while you can! We have also posted information about the tentative program and some logistics information - particularly for any international visitors there is important visa information available. We're still working on some of the details and ironing out some kinks, but its open to the public now and we appreciate any of your feedback.

As always, please contact the organizing team if you have any questions - including sponsorships or the website building competition.

rcross’s picture

(reposted from the conference website and drupal group. Please watch them for more details)

We are sorry to announce that the Drupal Asia Pacific Conference and the Full Code Press website competition have been postponed to a later date.

It was our hope that we could organise the event to coincide with the Open CeBIT conference in May. However the challenges imposed by a tight deadline and the logistics of integrating with the CeBIT expo have been too much to overcome.

We are still committed to running a Drupal Asia Pacific event and a website building competition, but with greater lead-up time to plan speakers and arrange venues.

It was a difficult decision and we would like to sincerely apologise to anyone who has been inconvenienced by the cancellation.

For those that have already paid the conference fees, you will be completely refunded and should receive them shortly from our partners Hannover Fairs. You will also be granted free access to the CeBIT expo. For those that have already booked travel, we are planning a special meetup session in the Sydney area to provide an opportunity to share the company of your fellow drupalers in an informal setting. We are also planning on providing a stand and a few sessions as part of the Open CeBIT expo.

If you have further questions or would like to know more details about the decision, we encourage you to contact us at: contact AT drupalapc DOT org or 0431947331

dpknauss’s picture

Still looking forward to reading about some kind of Drupal-Joomla cage match....

Dan Knauss

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kulfi’s picture

Don't know the details, but this didn't happen. Its a good idea though, hopefully something will come of it in the future.