We’re pleased to announce our location for PyCon US for 2024 and 2025: It’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!
As PyCon US 2021 is taking place virtually, we’re excited to let you know about the next four years of in-person PyCon US conferences.
When we announced the cancellation of our in-person events at PyCon US 2021, and confirmed our venue for 2022 and 2023 (Salt Lake City, which we’d locked in before the pandemic even began), we heard from so many of you that they were disappointed that we’d have to miss out on Pittsburgh entirely.
We also recognize that as people are reluctant to travel long distances, we want people on the eastern side of North America to be able to look forward to another nearby PyCon with some certainty.
With that in mind, we’re so pleased you’ll get another chance to take part in PyCon US and enjoy everything Pittsburgh has to offer!
PyCon US will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh on the following dates:
- May 15-16, Tutorials
- May 17-19, Conference
- May 20-23, Sprints
(Note: Pentecost falls on May 19th and 20th.)
- May 14-15, Tutorials
- May 16-18, Conference
- May 19-22, Sprints
If you’d like to learn more about why Pittsburgh is a great location for PyCon US, our announcement post for our original Pittsburgh plans is a great place to start.
Our colleagues at Visit Pittsburgh were great to work with before the pandemic started, and their close cooperation was instrumental in helping the Python Software Foundation come out of 2020 with a strong financial footing. We’re excited that we’re going to have the opportunity to work with them again.
From an operational perspective, in usual years, the Python Software Foundation spends hundreds of staff hours evaluating proposals and travelling to PyCon US host cities. Returning to a city where we already have a working relationship means we’re able to avoid this expense — we won’t need to do another site visit until 2023 at the earliest — and put our resources into continuing to focus on the rest of the Python ecosystem. We’re excited about the possibilities this opens up for us.
Post written by: Chris Neugebauer