Friday, January 01, 2016

Talk and Poster proposals are due Sunday — and, PyCon 2016 falls on Memorial Day!

Here are two crucial reminders as we head into the final weekend of our Call For Proposals:

  • Talk and Poster proposals are due this Sunday, January 3rd!

  • The first of PyCon’s three main conference days will fall on Memorial Day this year (May 30th), which we wanted to reiterate in case that affects your plans.

Recall that the dates of PyCon 2016 were a compromise that we faced because of the intense competition for venues in the cities that bid to host the conference. We are working to plan the conference ever farther ahead so that we can select more favorable dates from future cities. In the meantime, the compromise only affected 2016 — we are happy to report that in 2017, PyCon will return to its normal schedule of being a bit earlier in the Spring and also not falling on a national holiday. We do hope that college students will appreciate 2016 as an exception to the normal rule that PyCon falls late in the school year when you are busy with papers and exams!

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