Call For Proposals
The Call For Proposals is **now closed** — the PyCon 2016 conference was in Portland, Oregon. **Tutorial** proposals — deadline was **30 November 2015**. **Talk**, **Poster**, and **Education Summit** proposals — deadline was **3 January 2016**. Part of the motivation for PyCon is to help with Python education and advocacy around the world, so we intend to record all PyCon presentations and release the recordings on the web — for the details, see our [PyCon Recording Release](https://us.pycon.org/2016/speaking/recording/)! ## Talks These are the traditional talk sessions given during the main conference days, **Monday through Wednesday, May 30–June 1.** Most talks are **30 minutes long**, but we do offer a limited number of 45-minute slots for important topics that promise to benefit from a more extensive treatment. We organize the schedule into five "tracks", grouping talks by topic and having them in the same room for consecutive sessions. There is no official restriction on the topic that you propose for a talk session! Talks about Python or the Python community are most likely to line up with the interests of PyCon's audience, and a key consideration that the talk selection committee will be thinking about is your talk’s ability to draw an audience. We observe a limit of one talk per presenter. You may propose more than one, but the committee will ask you to choose only one talk if more than one of your proposals is accepted. Learn more: Proposing a Talk ## Tutorials As with the talks, we are looking for **tutorials** that can grow this community at any level! We aim for tutorials that will advance Python, advance this community, and shape the future. Each tutorial session runs for 3 full hours plus a break for coffee. There is both a morning tutorial session and an afternoon tutorial session on the two days preceding the main conference — this year, the tutorial days are **Saturday and Sunday, May 28–29** in the same venue that hosts the main conference days that follow. _Attention full-time trainers:_ Please bring your course work to PyCon. Every year we get several educators to bring their show on the road, so show us what you have on the syllabus for 2016! As tutorials are longer than talks and are in an interactive classroom-like setting, they require much more preparation. Due to the amount of work involved, tutorial instructors are compensated. There is a limit of at most two tutorials given by one presenter. Learn more: Proposing a Tutorial ## Posters The poster session happens on the last morning of the three main conference days — this year, on the morning of **Wednesday, June 1st** in the same space that is occupied by the sponsor Expo Hall on the first two days of the conference. A **poster** is a presentation of a topic on a 4′×4′ poster board. As attendees mingle through the rows, they find interesting topics, read through them, then strike up a discussion. As with the other proposal types, we are really looking to you to talk about what's going on in this community and tell everyone where it is going. If you are doing something awesome, share it! Learn more: Proposing a Poster # About PyCon 2016 PyCon is the **largest** annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. It is produced and underwritten by the Python Software Foundation, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing and promoting Python. Through PyCon, the PSF advances its mission of growing the international community of Python programmers. PyCon is really four events in a row. Learn more about what PyCon is.