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Registration is Now Open!

Monday, September 23, 2013
The PyCon 2014 organizers are thrilled to announce the opening of registration for the April 9-17 conference, taking place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. This event represents the first of two annual PyCons to take place in Montréal, following a hugely successful two-year run in Santa Clara, California.

As with years past, ticket prices remain unchanged, and value is ever increasing. At the close of talk and tutorial proposals last week, a record 565 talks were submitted -- over 100 more than for PyCon 2013. Reviewers have been hard at work to begin shaping the 2014 schedule, which is expected in December.

Quantity-based early bird rates are back for 2014, with the cap set at the first 800 tickets receiving the discounted rates. Total sales are initially being kept to 2,000 tickets. For an individual buyer, the regular $350 USD rate is cut 15% for during the early bird period to $300 USD. The $600 USD corporate rate is dropped to $450 USD during early bird, a 25% savings. Early bird student rates were halved to $100 USD for 2013 and remain as such, with a slight increase to $125 during regular sales.

A conference ticket gives an attendee admission to three days of the Python community's best talks, complete with three days of breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Preceding the weekend talks are two days of tutorials, which run $150 USD per course. Tutorial registration will open later this year once the offerings have been chosen. All together, the price of PyCon is unrivaled for the value it provides its attendees and community year after year.




The Financial Aid program is back once again, with applications being accepted through January 1, 2014. The organizers know that registration is only one piece of a trip to another city, so there's a budget available to help make the conference more affordable for those who need it.


PyCon is made possible by generous support from the Python Software Foundation and from sponsors throughout the technology community. The organizers thank Diamond sponsors Heroku and Google, Platinum sponsors Caktus Consulting Group, Facebook, Walt Disney Animation Studios, edX, Basho Technologies, Stratasn, Python Anywhere, Lex Machina, American Greetings, PlaidCloud, Wingware, Excella Consulting, Continuum Analytics, Wargaming.net, Savoir-Faire Linux, and Enthought.


If your organization is interested in sponsoring PyCon, please contact Sponsorship Chair Jesse Noller at jnoller@python.org.

Original press release: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/-1833627.htm

4 comments:

pfctdayelise said...

Does it make sense to register for the main conference now and tutorials later, or wait and do them all together?

Brian Curtin said...

If you're going to buy a ticket regardless of tutorials, buying now saves you a little money, and it's no problem to go in later and add the tutorials you want. If you wait, there's a good chance the early bird discount will be over so the whole purchase may be slightly more expensive.

Abhishek said...

Should the people like me who have applied for a financial aid wait to register until we hear back from the committee ?


Just want to make sure we have a chance to register in the event the application is not successful and the person still might want to attend.. Although this is unlikely in my case :)

Brian Curtin said...

If you apply for financial aid, at the very least you will be given an opportunity to purchase a ticket at the early-bird rate should your application not be accepted. You should wait to hear back about the application.

 

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