Speak at PyCon

PyCon US 2021 will offer a new and exciting format for speakers and presenters. You will have the opportunity to record your presentation and edit to be sure it turns out exactly how you want it. You will be asked to be available online during your session in the chat to engage with the attendees and answer questions. The conference will run on Eastern Time, you can view what time that is locally for you here.

PyCon is seeking speakers of all experience levels and backgrounds to contribute to our conference program! If you use Python professionally, as a hobbyist or are just excited about Python or programming and open source communities, we’d love to hear from you.

Here are the PyCon 2021 Call for Proposals deadlines:

  • December 22, 2020 — Call for proposals open
  • February 12, 2021 — Proposals are due
  • March 16, 2021 — Notifications will be sent to presenters
  • March 23, 2021 — Deadline to confirm participation
  • March 30, 2021 — Schedule is posted here on the PyCon website.
  • April 28, 2021 — Deadline to submit pre-recorded presentation (tutorials will be live)
  • May 12-13, 2021 — Tutorial days
  • May 15-16, 2021 - Conference days

Talk, Charlas, Poster, Tutorial proposals — deadline is 12 February 2021 AoE

You can view what time that is locally to you here.

Part of PyCon’s purpose is to generate materials to help with Python education and advocacy all over the world, so we intend to make available all PyCon presentations and release the recordings on the PyCon YouTube Channel. You will be asked to agree to the release during the submission process. For the details, see our PyCon Recording Release.

Guidelines for Proposal Submissions

Guideline are outlined for Talks, Tutorials, Posters and Charlas on their individual pages. Be sure to read through these guidelines before submitting your proposals.

Where to submit your proposal

  1. Sign up for a new us.pycon.org account by clicking here.
  2. Head over to your dashboard available here and create a Speaker profile
  3. Finally, return to your dashboard and you should see our “Submit a new proposal” button!

Due to the competitive selection process, we encourage prospective speakers to submit their proposals as early as possible as it allows for feedback prior to the CFP deadline.

Everyone is encouraged to submit a proposal, regardless of experience level. PyCon thrives on having talks and tutorials ranging from introductory to advanced. If you are reading this, and you are interested in speaking at PyCon, we want you to submit a proposal.

PyCon is dedicated to featuring a diverse and inclusive mix of speakers in the lineup. No matter where you are located, your background and life experiences could enrich our community. If you have any experience working with Python please share with us, we're looking forward to knowing you.

We will make every effort to provide accommodations for speakers of all abilities — all we ask is that you let us know so we can prepare accordingly.

Speakers will have access to financial aid to assist with equipment needed to produce a recorded presentation, so please don’t let that be a deterrent. We want you and your ideas at PyCon! When you create a speaker profile, check the box to indicate that you require a speaker grant. This is not seen by the proposal reviewers and does not affect the review of your proposal.

After proposals are selected, we’ll provide you with more specific details on recording your presentation or presenting your tutorial live and reach out to you regarding your needs. If you have any questions let us know at pycon-aid@python.org