Registration pricing - 2015

Registrations for 2015 are still open and have been extended through to the 9th January 2015.
To register, you will need to create an account and then register.

Registrations Opened 8 October 2014
Early Bird Registration Closes 5 November 2014
Registration Closes 19 December 2014 9 January 2015


All prices are in New Zealand dollars and include 15% Goods and Services tax (GST).
Ticket Type Fairy Penguin sponsor Professional Hobbyist Student
Early Bird Price $1,500.00 $899.00 $399.00 $149.00
Regular Price $1,500.00 $999.00 $499.00 $149.00

Note: Early Bird prices are no longer available

We accept payments via Visa or Mastercard credit cards only.


Ticket Entitlements
Service Fairy Penguin sponsor Professional Hobbyist Student
Miniconfs Yes Yes Yes Yes
Conference Yes Yes Yes Yes
Swag Bag Yes Yes Yes Yes
Extra Swag Yes Yes No No
Professional Listing Yes Yes No No
Sponsor Entitlements Yes No No No
Professional Delegates Networking Session Yes Yes No No
Penguin Dinner Yes Yes $90.00 $90.00
Discounted Rates are available on request.

Fairy Penguin Sponsors

The Fairy Penguin sponsorship is designed for those who wish to attend as a Professional Delegate as well as supporting the conference by contributing financially. In recognition of this support, the Fairy Penguin Sponsors logos and links are published on the Sponsors page.

To become a Fairy Penguin Sponsor, simply register as a Fairy Penguin, or email for more information.


The Professional rate is the standard conference rate. This rate applies to most people who have their companies pay the conference fees and charge it as a professional development expense, or for individuals who can legitimately claim it is a tax deduction. The benefits of a Professional registration include attendance at the Professional Delegates Networking Session, extra goodies in the swag bag and a listing as a Professional Delegate on our website.


The Hobbyist rate is heavily discounted for free software enthusiasts who are paying out of their own pockets and would otherwise find it difficult to attend.


This concession rate is reserved for college or university students. offers this rate as a form of investment in the future of the free and open source software community. As part of the registration process, a valid student ID card or proof of enrolment must be presented to the onsite registration desk. Any student who cannot provide this will be required to register at the conference as a hobbyist instead.

Volunteers would not be as successful as it is, without having a dedicated team of volunteers to help run the conference. If you're interested in spending the week of LCA2015 helping run the conference, please register as a volunteer.

Please see our Volunteering section for more information and to register your interest as a volunteer.

Partners Program

We have a Partners Program planned, the cost is NZ$275 for children 3-14 years old and $375 for adults. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult for the partners program. You can register your partner and child(ren) as part of your registration process.

There will be a creche available at the University of Auckland staffed by fully qualified caregivers. This creche will take children from 6 months to 5 years of age at a cost of NZ$300 for the week (no daily bookings). Please use this Survey Monkey link to register your interest with the creche - they will contact you directly with booking information closer to the time.

Registration Assistance

We are committed to ensuring the conference is as open to the open source community as possible and will be happy to provide discounted tickets upon request.

To request a discounted ticket please contact


There are a limited number of media passes available. Media passes are free of charge, and entitle media personnel to attend with all the entitlements of a Professional registration. Please note that media passes are strictly monitored, and all media passes will need to be approved by the conference organisers.

To apply for a media pass, please contact


We have a number of accommodation options that are formally associated with the conference itself. Please see the accommodation page for more information.

Payment Types

Please remember that your ticket for LCA2015 will not be valid until your registration is fully paid. If your ticket has not been fully paid for by the beginning of the conference then you may be refused entry.

Payment via Visa or Mastercard only over SSL. if you need assistance.