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Update on talks & tutorials, program committee, and registration!

Last week we wrapped up another great call for talks and tutorials, leading to a ton of excellent proposals for our Program Committee to work through in order to shape the PyCon 2015 schedule. I can already tell that it's going to be a great one; another one of those years where we could make several full conference schedules out of this body of proposals.

Tutorials

Tutorials saw a 40% increase in proposals, up to 99 submissions. This is the biggest jump I've seen, as tutorial proposal numbers have been relatively steady over the years, with small rises or falls here or there. This shouldn't come as a surprise given the growth of Python's use in education, both institutionally and otherwise. We've always gotten a bunch of full-time educators interested in sharing their knowledge with the Python community, and we're getting more. The majority of instructors, however, come from outside of academia, with everything from book authors to project creators being involve…

Last day to submit talks and tutorials!

Today is the day! As long as a clock tells you it's Monday September 15 somewhere on earth, submissions for PyCon 2015 talks and tutorials will be accepted. If you're submitting a poster, that deadline is November 1.

CFP details: 
https://us.pycon.org/2015/speaking/cfp/

Dashboard (where you submit): 
https://us.pycon.org/2015/dashboard/

CFP announcement post: 
http://pycon.blogspot.com/2014/08/pycon-2015-call-for-proposals-is-open.html

Go for it!

Last Chance to Submit a Talk or Tutorial!

Last chance! This weekend is your last chance to submit a talk or tutorial proposal for PyCon 2015! The deadline is end of day September 15, 2014. To submit a proposal, create an account, head to your PyCon dashboard, fill out a speaker bio, and then submit your proposal. We've put together proposal resourcesadvice, and a sample proposal to help answer some common topics surrounding our call for proposals.
Submit a Proposal  Financial Aid PyCon gives out over $100,000 in financial aid each year, with preference given to those speaking at PyCon, so please don't let money stop you from submitting a proposal!
Apply for Financial Aid  Childcare PyCon is also proud to be offering subsidized childcare for the second year in the row! High staff ratios have been arranged so that all children will get exceptional personalized care.
Register for Childcare  RegistrationRegistration for PyCon opened just a few weeks ago, and tickets are selling fast! We've sold out for the past few ye…

PyCon 2015 Registration is Open!

It's that time again: registration for PyCon is now open!

Here are some quick details:

The last three PyCons have sold out. We expect the same for 2015. The same low rates we've had for years are in effect, including the 50% discounted student tickets.Early bird rates are in effect for the first 800 tickets sold.Financial Aid is available! We accept applications through January 1, 2015.While the event takes place in Canada, ticket prices are in USD.
Click here to register!
PyCon is simply a tremendous value. The conference takes place over three days and includes a total of 95 talks, a set of great keynotes, and includes breakfast and lunch. Add in all of the Open Spaces and Birds of a Feather sessions and the fact that over 2,000 Python users are in the same place and the deal gets even sweeter. If you buy your tickets early, you can save 15-25%!

On top of that, it's led by two days offering 32 tutorials at a cost of $150 each, with morning and afternoon sessions both days. Yo…