Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Proposal submission closes

The deadline for submitting talk proposals was yesterday, and the submission application is now no longer accepting new entries.

102 104 proposals were received. (Two proposals arrived a little bit past the deadline.) We expect to accept 50-60 talks for PyCon 2007; the exact number will depend on the final balance of 30- and 45-minute talks. This means we will have to decline roughly half of the talks.

We received many more proposals than last year's conference.
We received 71 proposals for PyCon 2006, and ended up accepting 56 of them.

(The planned lower number of acceptances for PyCon 2007 is because the draft schedule has more lightning talk sessions than 2006's schedule.)

Now the hard part for the program committee begins: reviewing all these proposals! The process is described on the ReviewerNotes page.

1 comment:

Doug Napoleone said...

It is also important to note that the current plan is to have 5 (yes 5) smaller rooms dedicated to Open Space Talks. I would expect that many of the declined talks will still occur, but in this more flexable format.