Summary of Bid Documents

This is information extracted out of the previous bid documents. I did it to help me compare the bids, and to create a check list so we can verify we have covered everything in our bid.

What

Sydney

Melbourne

Hobart

  Venue

AV Equipment

provided by Uni

(venue undecided)

part of venus
'competitive pricing'

Cost

free

'competitive pricing'

Food Shops

'there are plenty'

shuttle bus
to waterfront(!)

Keynote

said it held 945

Surroundings

'have beaches nearby'

very impressive
description of Hobart.

Terminal Room

yes

Theatres

said there were 4 only

'plenty'

Wireless

provided by Uni

'fast' wireless
provided by Uni.

  Events

Open Day

general outline

Partners

no details, looking
at previous LCA's

waffle

plans and events
in place

Prof Networking

only mentioned
holding it at Uni

barely mentioned

to be addressed
by the premier

Penguin Dinner

only mentioned
holding it at Uni

barely mentioned

venue described
4-star

Speakers Dinner

breathless description
of venue

  Accommodation

Cheap

walking distance

on campus

uni colleges

Expensive

walking distance

city nearby

Parking

available nearby

Wireless

  Budget

When

no, but 'soon'

spoken about in both
future & present
tense!

Sponsorship

verbal commitments
only, waffle about
strategy

lots of words,
no commitments

prob like syd
but with much more
impressive waffle

  Promotion

Budgeted?

yes

no

no

Types

specifics given for
Open Day only,
magazines and
schools

waffle, being helped
by a gov organisation

During Event

waffle, no specifics

  Organisation

Committee Named?

yes

yes

no

Roles Assigned?

no

sort-of

no

  Other

Conference Size

catering for
biggest yet

up to 700

Papers

preferred topics
listed

describes idea to
reduce clashes

Agenda

described, with
minor tweaks

lots of details
and ideas.

Co-Conferences

actively organising a
'conference season'

other orgs (eg SAGE)
helping with LCA