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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.


Photo: David L. Lawrence Convention Center
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 that make up the city, there is something new around every corner. Between diverse and intriguing arts programming ranging from eclectic theater to experimental visual arts to the rich sports history of the City of Champions, exhibited at museums like the Clemente Museum or at any of the city’s iconic sports facilities, it’s clear to see that Pittsburgh has quite a story to tell.

Known Conflicts for PyCon 2020-2021

EDIT:
Based on community feedback we received, we have updated the list of date conflicts to include additional holidays and events. This list is meant to be a thorough list of all events or holidays attendees may want to be aware of.

We appreciate all input and strive to be thoughtful and considerate to all people as best as we can when selecting conference dates. We also work to be transparent about conflicts and how dates are chosen for PyCon. For more information, see our blog post on How & why cities and dates are selected for PyCon. If you have any additional dates or concerns, please let us know at pycon-local@python.org.

Thus, here are the known holidays and events during PyCon 2020-2021:

2020: April 15 to April 23
  • April 15 (First day of Tutorials) - 7th Day of Passover
  • April 15 (First day of Tutorials) - Tax Day
  • April 16 (Second day of Tutorials) - Last Day of Passover
  • April 17 (First day of Talks) - Orthodox Good Friday
  • April 18 (Second day of Talks) - Orthodox Holy Saturday
  • April 19 (Third day of Talks) - Orthodox Easter
  • April 20 (First day of Sprints) - Orthodox Easter Monday
  • April 21 (Second day of Sprints) - Yom HaShoah
  • April 23 (Last day of Sprints) - Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

2021: May 12 to May 20
  • May 13 (Second day of Tutorials) - Ascension Day
  • May 13 (Second day of Tutorials) - Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
  • May 15 (Second day of Talks) - Armed Forces Day
  • May 17 (First day of Sprints) - Shavuot

Mark your calendars and we'll see you at PyCon 2020 and PyCon 2021 in Pittsburgh!

Photo: Pittsburgh Skyline

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