Skip to main content

PyCon 2013: Registration and Financial Aid application are live!

The PyCon team is happy to announce that registration for the March 2013 conference have opened at https://us.pycon.org/2013/registration/ - note however, there have been some changes this year.

Early bird rates are available for the first 1000 registrations, which is a departure from previous time-based systems. With PyCon 2012 having been a quick sell out, we’re expecting this one to be the same. Keep in mind that attendance is strictly limited to 2500 attendees. We recommend not waiting.

Individual and corporate ticket prices remain the same as they have been for the last few years, with early bird rates of $300 and $450 respectively. The regular rates of $350 and $600 for individual and corporate are still an incredible deal. Sponsorship of PyCon includes conference passes - and in many cases those passes pay for the sponsorship itself!

For 2013 we’ve reduced the cost to students by 50%, bringing the early bird rate to $100 with a regular rate of $125.

Providing a more affordable conference experience for students is a priority for the organizers and the Python Software Foundation, and we’re hoping the decrease helps bring more of them to the conference.

We’ve also increased our financial aid program, and hope to assist more attendees for PyCon 2013! You can apply for financial aid through the new consolidated form.

We've already announced the awesome line up of Keynote speakers and a free workshop for our budding Pythonistas. Registration for the PyCon 2013 Fun Run is also open - and all proceeds from the Fun Run will go to the John Hunter Memorial Fund and American Cancer Society.

Note: We’re still accepting proposals for talks and tutorials, with a deadline of September 28 (9 days from now!). Poster proposals are accepted through January 15, 2013. For more information, see https://us.pycon.org/2013/speaking/cfp/.

If your company is interested in sponsorship, we need you. Sponsors are what make PyCon a possibility, and sponsorship offers some great values to the generous organizations who support the conference. Check out https://us.pycon.org/2013/sponsors/whysponsor/ to find out what you get out of sponsorship, with a prospectus at https://us.pycon.org/2013/sponsors/prospectus/. Contact Jesse Noller with any sponsorship inquiries.

Comments

Will said…
The Financial Aid Application has a section for entering Tutorials but I don't think the Tutorials have been posted anywhere. What should an applicant do?
Ryan Artecona said…
So, I'm a poor student. For me, attending the conference is contingent upon receiving some sort of financial aid. If I get help with the plane ticket, I can pay for my PyCon ticket, but if not, I won't be able to make the trip. I already filled out the form and all.

But how should I go about purchasing tickets? If I buy my PyCon ticket now, I will be stuck with it if it turns out I don't get aid, but if I wait to buy my ticket until I hear back on my application, tickets will be full price, or worse, gone.
Doug Napoleone said…
Ryan,

Please hold off on purchasing tickets. All those whom fill out a financial aid request have a guaranteed registration spot held for them, with at most the early reg price. I say at most as you could end up with a free registration.

Popular posts from this blog

PyCon 2020-2021 Location

Now that registration and planning are well underway for PyCon 2019 in Cleveland, the PSF is pleased to announce that the home for PyCon 2020 and 2021 will be Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!

The conference will be held in the beautiful David L. Lawrence Convention Center on April 15-23, 2020 and May 12-20, 2021.


The Steel City is built around the convergence of the Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela rivers and offers an understated mix of arts, culture, and technology. Join the Pittsburgh Python User Group for a meetup, eat dinner in a converted train station at the Grand Concourse, take a century-old cable car up the Duquesne Incline to see stunning views of the city, or visit the Robot Hall of Fame at the Carnegie Science Center's roboworld® exhibit. While you're out and about, see if you can count all 446 bridges in the city (that's more than you'll find in Venice, Italy)!

In Pittsburgh, you'll find that the residents are all neighbors. And with 90 unique neighborhoods tha…

PyCon 2019 Code of Conduct Transparency Report

PyCon 2019 Transparency ReportThe PyCon Code of Conduct sets standards for how our community interacts with others during the conference. A Code of Conduct without appropriate reporting and response procedures is difficult to enforce transparently, and furthermore a lack of transparency in the outcomes of Code of Conduct incidents leaves the community without knowledge of how or if the organizers worked to resolve incidents. In our efforts to continue to improve how PyCon handles CoC incidents, staff, volunteers and community members participated in a CoC training prior to PyCon 2019. In having more people trained we provided a more thorough process for reporting and responses. With that in mind, we have prepared the following to help the community understand what kind of incidents we received reports about and how the PyCon staff responded. OverviewReportsThis year, PyCon Staff and Incident Responders were notified of 11 incidents. For summary purposes we categorized each report using a…

An update regarding PyCon 2019 sponsor DataCamp

The PyCon staff is saddened to hear that one of our sponsors, DataCamp, had an incident where one of their employees was sexually harassed. We were also distressed to find it was unclear if Datacamp had addressed this incident with the seriousness it requires. PyCon and the Python Software Foundation take this issue seriously and we want to emphasize---for Datacamp and everyone---that such behavior is not tolerated at PyCon or any Python Software Foundation affiliated event.

The Python community must hold itself to a higher standard. We would like to reemphasize our values of inclusiveness and a willingness to act on behalf of the vulnerable members of our community as written in the Python Software Foundation code of conduct, and our guidelines, as written up in the PyCon code of conduct.

The Python Software Foundation Board, Python Software Foundation Executive Director, and myself have taken time to discuss the situation taking into account the concerns of our community, public discu…