The poster session provides another way of presenting that encourages more one-on-one communication between the presenter and the audience. Poster sessions are particularly suited for topics of interest to a subset of the community, and we anticipate these sessions will provide an "incubator" for further discussions.
A poster is a 4' x 4' graphical summary of the key points about your project which forms the starting point for a brief and interactive presentation to interested viewers. The presentation space is one side of a standalone poster board that you can tack posters or individual pages onto.
Online proposal submission is open now! Use the PyCon Online Proposal Submission system to send us your poster proposals. You must create a speaker profile on the website (and be logged in) in order to submit a poster proposal. In your profile, be sure to include a one paragraph biography, written in the third person ("Presenter Name is..."); include where you live, your job, your projects, books you've written, volunteer activities, etc. We use this for the conference guide, and other promotional materials.
The primary author should submit the proposal, after which additional authors can be added (they must have accounts too).
The proposal submission system will walk you through all required fields.
For general advice on developing and submitting a proposal see So You Want To Present a Talk/Tutorial/Poster At PyCon and the poster FAQ .
The list of Posters available at PyCon 2012 won't be ready until January, but you take a look at last year's posters to get a sense of the breadth of topics.
Please go to the presenter info page for more information for poster presenters.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in Santa Clara!