Even though PyCon 2012 happened only a month and a half ago, it's never too early to start thinking about next year. In fact, the wheels are already in motion for planning PyCon 2013, which will be taking place in Santa Clara, CA for a second year. The dates to hold are Wednesday March 13-21, which include the tutorials through the sprints. The conference talks will begin Friday March 15 and run through the 17th. In the coming months we'll be announcing several intermediate dates, such as our Call for Proposals and the one you're all waiting for, the opening of ticket sales.
The Call for Proposals is only a few months away, so start brainstorming! You helped us break submission records last year with 376 talks, 88 tutorials, and 55 posters. All together, we were busy shaping 519 great proposals into the great 2012 conference schedule we had, and we expect to receive even more proposals for PyCon 2013. For a look at what made up the 2012 conference, pyvideo.org has nicely curated all available video here.
Oh, and we have a new theme for PyCon 2013: change the future. What are you doing to bring change to the Python world? Anyone rethinking big problems? Digging into Python 3? Let us know, or better yet, submit a talk about what you're doing once we start accepting proposals!
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