Speaking at PyCon ================= The 2014 conference will run from April 8, 2015 to April 16, 2015, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal Convention Centre, near the beautiful historic Old Port of Montréal. The main conference runs from Friday April 10th through Sunday April 12th. It is preceded by two days of tutorials and followed by one day for posters and four days of sprints. - April 8 – 9, 2015: Tutorials - April 10– 12, 2015: Talks - April 12, 2015: Posters - April 13 – 16, 2015: Sprints Important Dates ----------------------- - August 1st, 2014: Call for proposals (talks, tutorials, posters). - September 1st, 2014: Financial aid application opens. - September 1st, 2014: Registration opens (early-bird rates are quantity-based). - September 15th, 2014: Talk and tutorial proposals due. - November 1st, 2014: Poster proposals due. - December 1st, 2014: Selected talks and tutorials announced. - December 1st, 2014: Financial aid grants awarded (for speakers). - December 15th, 2014: Selected posters announced. - December 15th, 2014: Conference schedule announced. - January 1st, 2015: Financial aid applications close. - January 15th, 2015: Financial aid grants awarded. 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 keep on reaching new areas, new industries, and new users. You don't need to be a well-travelled professional speaker to get on stage at PyCon. What matters are 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](/2015/speaking/proposal_advice/) for pointers about proposals, and [Proposal Resources](/2015/speaking/proposal-resources/) for a list of resources to help you write a great proposal.