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Social events traditionally holds a number of bespoke events, explained below for those who may be unfamiliar with them.

Penguin dinner

The main conference event, Penguin Dinner brings together Speakers, Professional and Hobbyist Delegates and their families for a memorable night of food, drink, conversation and relationships. Penguin Dinner tickets are included in the registration for Speakers and Professional Delegates, and Hobbyist Delegates are able to purchase Penguin Dinner tickets during registration.

Penguin Dinner is on Wednesday 3rd February at The Pier

Speakers' dinner

If you're among the fabulous Speakers selected for the main conference, or you're a Miniconference Organiser, you will be invited to the Speakers' Dinner. This event is more intimate, and is a symbolic thank you to our wonderful Speakers for your time, energy, effort and passion to make our conference the fabulous event that it is. All the more reason to submit a presentation to the CfP!

Speakers' Dinner is Thursday 4th February at an intimate homestead location

Professional Delegates' Networking Session

Especially for our Professional Delegates, this session facilitates networking amongst representatives of organisations from among the Linux and open source ecosystem. This session is a great way to meet service providers, those looking for employment, and to let the community know if you're hiring.

PDNS is Tuesday 2nd February at Little Creatures' Brewery in South Geelong

Birds of a Feather sessions

Although not an official social event of the Conference, Birds of a Feather - or BoFs as they are known - allow Delegates to meet around a particular topic or interest. BoFs usually occur during lunchtime or after the main Conference presentations for the day.

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