PyCon Talk CFP is closed
We are glad you are interested in speaking at PyCon US 2022! Conference talks will be held April 29-May 1, 2022 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT.
Whether this is your first time submitting a proposal or your seventh, you can visit this collection of old proposals for PyCon - both accepted and rejected - to help guide you through the process.
This document is a guide to help you submit the best possible proposal and offers tips to make your proposal more likely to be accepted. Please keep in mind that many more proposals are submitted for talks, tutorials, and posters than can be accepted. But following the recommendations provided here can increase your chances of acceptance.
PyCon US does not want expenses to discourage you from submitting a proposal, and offers speaker grants to 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 about the speaker grants let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What excites you about Python development or the community lately? What do you wish someone had told you when you were starting out? What has been the slowest or most frustrating thing you’ve had to learn over the past few years, and could you put together a talk that would assist in that process for the next Pythonista who tackles the same problem?
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 US’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.
Recent articles, blog posts, tweets, and open source projects from the community can be a good source of talk topics and ideas, as can your own experiences as a developer.
As you consider different topics, you might be interested in reviewing the slate of talks selected to appear at PyCon US in previous years:
There are also community members who have blogged about the talk proposal process. Here are a few of the most prominent resources, and a Google search will yield you several more:
In order to support speakers, we are offering mentorship and feedback from experienced speakers. Above all we want you to be successful and have a good time telling other attendees about your ideas!
We’re happy to help with any of the following:
You’ll find checkboxes for both giving and receiving mentorship on the 'tell us more about yourself' section when submitting your proposal.
To learn how to submit a proposal, visit the main Speaking page!