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Call for Proposals is open

We are happy to announce that the Call for Proposals is now officially open! It will run until March 18th, 23:59:59 CET.

Share your wisdom

For those who have never been at EuroPython (or similar conferences) before, the Call for Proposals is the period in which the organizers ask the community to submit proposals for talks to be held at the conference.

EuroPython is a conference run by the community for the community: the vast majority of talks that are presented at the conference will be proposed, prepared and given by members of the Python community itself.

And not only that: the process that selects the best talks among all the proposals will also be public and fully driven by the community: it's called Community Voting, and will begin right after the Call for Proposals ends.

First-time speaker?

If you've never presented a talk at a conference but you would like to share something, don't worry we'll help you. When you fill in the proposal form, there's a special checkbox called first-time speaker that you can check, so that we know that you might need some help.

We will try to give to these speakers a favourable schedule, and we will see if we can help with the presentation itself (reviewing the material and rehearsing the presentation once with the help of more experienced speakers). This is something we have previously done at PyCon Italy conferences with good feedback. We cann't guarantee this for all first time speakers, but checking that box indicates it is something you might find helpful.

Don't wait for the last day

If possible, please avoid submitting your proposals on the last day. It might sound a strange request, but last year about 80% of the proposals were submitted in the last 72 hours. This creates a few problems for organizers because we can't have a good picture of the size of the conference until that day.

Remember that proposals are fully editable at any time, even after the Call for Proposals ends. You just need to login on the website, go to the proposal page (linked from your profile page), and click the Edit button.

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Happy Pythoning!

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16 February 2012


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