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Speaking at PyCon

The PyCon 2013 Call for Proposals is now closed!

The 2013 conference will run from March 13, 2013 to March 21, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, just 15 minutes from San Jose, and one hour from San Francisco. On the schedule we have the main conference running Friday March 14 through Sunday March 17, which is preceded by two days of tutorials and followed up by four days of sprints.

Please see the list of chosen presentations here.

Important Dates

  • Sept 28, 2012: Talk and tutorial proposals due.
  • Dec 1, 2012: Selected talks and tutorials announced.
  • Dec 15, 2012 : Conference schedule announced
  • December 31, 2012: Financial aid applications due.
  • January 15, 2013: Financial aid awards announced.
  • January 15, 2013: Poster proposals due
  • February 1, 2013: Posters announced.
  • March 13-14, 2013: Tutorial days at PyCon.
  • March 15-17, 2013: PyCon main conference.
  • March 18-21, 2013: PyCon sprint days.

Who can submit a proposal?

You. Your friends. Your friends' friends. Anyone with any level of Python knowledge is a candidate for a great topic at this conference. As we get attendees of all kinds, we need speakers of all kinds. In all ways and manners, we try to assemble the most diverse conference we can, and we do that with your help.

Whether you got started with Python last month or you've been around for 20 years, we think you've got something to share. The Python community is stronger than ever and we're still reaching new areas, new industries, and new users. Be a part of growing Python by helping us change the future.

You don't need to be a well traveled professional speaker to get on stage at PyCon. What matters is the topics, the materials, and the drive to present great things to this community. Every year we get first timers and we welcome them and work with them to make everyone feel at home. We also engage our advanced speakers to work with everyone else to share their wisdom and help put together the best show possible.

To Submit a Proposal

  1. First, sign up for a new account or log in to your account.
  2. Once you are logged in; proceed to your account dashboard and create a speaker profile.
  3. Once completed, submit one or more proposals!

See Proposal Advice for pointers about proposals