On the heels of the long awaited list of accepted talks for PyCon 2013 comes news that early bird registration is nearly sold out. For 2013 a new approach was taken, shifting from a time-based early bird window to a ticket-based one, where the first 1000 tickets sold receive discounted rates. Registration information can be found at https://us.pycon.org/2013/registration/.
There are about 100 early bird tickets left
That’s right, we just hit our 900th registered attendee for PyCon 2013, so after the next 100 tickets are sold, the regular rates will apply. Sales then continue up to our cap of 2500 attendees.
If your employer is paying for your tickets, they can receive a 25% discount if they make the purchase soon. After the early bird rate ends, the $450 discounted ticket price goes up to $600, which is the same rate PyCon has kept going back several years.
If you’re paying for yourself, save $50 by buying one of the remaining early bird tickets. The regular rate takes a slight increase from $300 to $350.
If you’re an active student, not only do you save $25 by registering early at a price of $100, you save even bigger because this year we cut student prices in half. We want to make PyCon affordable for everyone from the 20 year veterans down to the growing students that will be shaping our future.
We know PyCon can be an expensive trip, especially for students, those paying their own way, and those coming from other countries. Because of this, the conference offers a generous financial aid program that all are invited to apply for.
Recently the Python Software Foundation approved an expanded budget for the program to assist even more people than years past. If financial assistance would make your trip possible, we invite you to fill out the application.
Our sponsorship list is ever growing, but we could always use more help from the community. If you or your employer are interested in sponsoring PyCon 2013, take a look at our prospectus and “Why Sponsor” page and pass on any inquiries to conference chairman, Jesse Noller at email@example.com