PyLadies, PyCon, and You

August 26, 2014 | Tag: » conferences, mentoring, pycon, speaking

This document is curated by PyLadies and shared with the entire Python community.

PyCon Talk Proposals and CFP

PyCon 2018 Call for Proposals (CFP)

PyCon blog post about CFP

PyCon 2018 Important Dates

A list of important dates, including financial aid, can be found on the PyCon website.

  • Tutorials CFP deadline: November 24, 2017
  • Talk, Poster, and Education Summit CFP deadline: January 3, 2014
  • CFP Poster Close: November 1, 2014

Financial Aid

Choose your own speaking adventure

PyCon offers many opportunities for speaking:

  • Formal, traditional spaces:
    • talks (30 minutes, a few 45 minute slots)
    • tutorials (3 hours of interactive teaching)
    • lightning talks (bitesized talks of 5 minutes each)
    • posters (an opportunity to talk one on one with others)
  • And the informal spaces:
    • Birds of a Feather sessions (BoFs)
    • sprints
    • open spaces
    • the ever popular hallway track

Whatever you choose, remember “your” Python experiences, whether beginner, advanced or somewhere in between, are valuable. Please consider sharing “your” voice with the community.

Official resources and links from PyCon

  • Topics and Advice
  • Speaker Mentors are available! Indicate your interest on your Speaker Profile when you submit your proposal.
  • PyCon links to Brandon Rhodes’s example proposals


Watching talks for inspiration

Past PyCon talks can be found at

Crafting a good talk proposal

Encouraging talk submissions