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Python Education Summit - 8 years in 2020!

Teachers, educators, and Pythonistas: come and share your projects, experiences, and tools of the trade as you teach coding and Python to your students. The Annual Python Education Summit is being held at PyCon 2020, taking place on Thursday April 16th .

Our Call for Proposals is open until December 20th, 2019 , and we want to hear from you!
See for more details.

In 2020, the Summit has three sessions:
  • Keynotes and selected talks (morning)
  • Mini-sprints - collaborative sessions to create meaningful educational content together (afternoon)
  • Lightning Talks! Between the two sessions
We are inviting submissions for all three sessions.

What we look for in Education Summit talks are ideas, experiences, and best practices on how teachers and programmers have implemented instruction in their schools, communities,books,tutorials and other educational places by using Python.
  • Have you implemented a program that you've been dying to talk about?
  • Have you tried something that failed but learned some great lessons that you can share?
  • Have you been successful implementing a particular program?
For the Mini-sprints session, we are looking for topics and activities that could benefit from some intensive in-person discussion and hands-on collaboration. Our focus this year is on open educational resources (OER), materials which can be shared and adapted in the same spirit as the Python language itself. The 'mini-sprints' will be intensive work in small groups formed by Summit attendees. These proposals for the mini-sprint sessions should describe working group activities. 

Submit an idea for something you’d like to lead with a small group of people and work on for 1-2 hours.

Some topics may include:
  • Gathering best practices for teaching specific populations, tools, classroom styles, etc.
  • Drafting open educational content and resources (such as workbooks, exercises, teaching materials)
  • Documenting active learning activities across age groups
  • Inventory and cataloging of Open Educational Resources online
Our Lightning talks are 5 minutes long on a topic of interest to PyCon Education Summit attendees. It could be an education related project that you worked on, event that you participated in or tools/techniques you think other people will be interested in.
Depending on the number of entries , we may take submissions for lightning talks on the day of the event too.

We urge anyone in this space to submit a talk! You do not need to be an experienced speaker to apply!

How to submit a talk or a mini-sprint idea:
Submit via your dashboard at In the submission form please select the “Session type” and make a choice.

We hope to see you at the Education Summit in 2020. Hurry! Submission deadline is December 20th, 2019.