Speaking at PyCon US

We are very excited to be gathering in person again for PyCon US 2022! PyCon US 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. All speakers will be presenting their topics in person this year at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Travel grants will be available to speakers, so please don’t let that be a deterrent. We want you and your ideas at Pycon US!

All attendees and speakers will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. During the conference, masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status. The full PyCon US 2022 Health and Safety Guidelines will be coming soon.

We are also excited to introduce our new Call for Proposal platform, Pretalx, that will be used for the submission, review, and communication process.

We’ve got lots of good information and resources below that you should read before submitting your proposal, so please take the time to do so.

The PyCon US 2022 Call for Proposals deadline:

Tutorial, Talk, Charlas, and Poster proposals — deadline is 20 December 2021 AoE.

PyCon Talks, Charlas, and Poster CFPs close December 20th, 10:00 AM EDT

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

Part of PyCon US’s purpose is to generate materials to help with Python education and advocacy all over the world, so we intend to record all PyCon US presentations and release the recordings on the web. For the details, see our PyCon Recording Release.

Guidelines for Proposal Submission

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

Before writing up a proposal, read the following descriptions of the four kinds of presentations at PyCon US — Talks, Charlas, Tutorials, and Posters — and follow the individual page links for the proposal kind that best suits your topic.

All speakers are expected to have read and adhere to the conference Code of Conduct. In particular for speakers: slide contents and spoken material should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate, and neither is language or imagery that denigrates or demeans people based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, physical appearance, disability, or body size.

PyCon US does not want expenses to discourage you from submitting a proposal and speaker travel grants ensure that anyone can speak at PyCon US. 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 reach out to you regarding your needs. We understand situations can change and are here for you. If you have any questions, let us know at pycon-aid@python.org.

Talks

These are the traditional talk sessions given during the main conference days, Friday through Sunday, April 29–May 1.

PyCon US is dedicated to featuring a diverse and inclusive mix of speakers in the lineup.

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

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.

Learn more: Proposing a Talk

Charlas

PyCon US Charlas (“charla” is the Spanish word for conference “talk”) will be a full day track of Python talks en Español at PyCon US and open to the entire Python community.

If you can speak Spanish, why not submit a proposal for a charla? If you speak Spanish as a second, third, or twelfth language, please do not hesitate to participate! The call for proposals opens with the rest of the CFP.

Learn more: PyCon Charlas

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 or tea. 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 Wednesday and Thursday, April 27-28 in the same venue that hosts the main conference days that follow.

Attention full-time trainers: Please bring your coursework to PyCon US. Every year we get several educators that bring their show on the road, so show us what you have on the syllabus for 2022.

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

This year, posters will be displayed during the open Expo Hall hours of the conference.

A poster is a presentation of a topic on a 8′×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

Where to submit your proposal

Please review our submission instructions for more details and guidelines on submitting your proposal on Pretalx.

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.

About PyCon US 2022

PyCon US 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 US, the PSF advances its mission of growing the international community of Python programmers.

PyCon US is really four events in a row. Learn more about what PyCon is.