[EuroPython-Announce] EuroPython 2019: Call for Proposals

M.-A. Lemburg mal at europython.eu
Thu Apr 25 03:36:37 EDT 2019

We are happy to announce the Call for Proposals is now open. The CfP
will close on Sunday in two weeks:

		   * Sunday, May 12 23:59:59 CEST *

Please submit your proposal via our website:

     * https://ep2019.europython.eu/events/call-for-proposals/ *

We’re looking for proposals on every aspect of Python: programming
from novice to advanced levels, applications and frameworks, or how
you have been involved in introducing Python into your
organization. EuroPython is a community conference and we are eager to
hear about your experience.

Please also forward this Call for Proposals to anyone that you feel
may be interested.

Presenting at EuroPython

We will accept a broad range of presentations, from reports on
academic and commercial projects to tutorials and case studies. As
long as the presentation is interesting and potentially useful to the
Python community, it will be considered for inclusion in the program.

Can you show something new and useful? Can you show the attendees how
to: use a module? Explore a Python language feature? Package an
application? If so, please consider submitting a talk.

PyData EuroPython 2019

As usual there will be a PyData track at this year’s
conference. Please submit your papers for the PyData track through the
EuroPython form. Any suitable (i.e. data science, AI and analytics)
submission will be considered for the PyData track.

The PyData track is run in cooperation with NumFocus.

The 2019 PyData track will be on Tuesday (trainings), Wednesday
(talks) and Thursday (talks).

There are six different kinds of contributions that you can present at


* Talks and trainings should be held in English language only.

* Regular Talk / approx. 110 slots

  These are standard “talks with slides”, allocated in slots of

  The Q&A session, if present, is included in the time slot. 3-5
  Minutes for Q&A is a good practice.

  We will only offer a limited number of 60 minute slots, please only
  choose these slots for in-depth sessions or topics which require
  more background information.

  - 30 minutes (ca. 50%)
  - 45 minutes (ca. 34%)
  - 60 minutes (ca. 16%)

  We are looking for an approx. distribution of expertise (Python or
  domain expertise)

  - 40% Beginners
  - 25% Intermediate
  - 25% Advanced

* Trainings / 16 slots

  Deep-dive into a subject with all details. These sessions are
  apporx. 3 hours long. The training attendees will be encouraged to
  bring a laptop. They should be prepared with less slides and more
  source code. Room capacity for the trainings rooms is approx. 100

* Panels

  A panel is group of three to six experts plus a moderator discussing
  a matter in depth, an intensive exchange of (maybe opposite)
  opinions. A panel may be 30-60 minutes long. We have introduced this
  interactive format for EuroPython 2017 due to the many requests we
  have received to make the conference more interactive and have more
  challenging / mind-bending content in place.  Please note if you
  suggest a panel you will have to organise the panelists and
  coordinate with the Program WG, panelist will require a ticket to
  the conference.

* Interactive

  This is a completely open 60-minute format. Feel free to make your
  suggestions. There are only two rules: it must be interactive,
  real-time human-to-human-interaction and of course compliant with
  the EuroPython Code of Conduct.

* Posters / 20 slots

  Posters are a graphical way to describe a project or a technology,
  printed in large formats; posters are exhibited at the conference,
  can be read at any time by participants, and can be discussed face
  to face with their authors during the poster session.

* Helpdesk / 6 slots

  Helpdesks are a great way to share your experience on a technology,
  by offering to help people answering their questions and solving
  their practical problems. You can run a helpdesk by yourself or with
  colleagues and friends. Each helpdesk will be open for 3 hours in
  total, 1.5 hours in the morning and 1.5 hours in the
  afternoon. People looking for help will sign up for a 30 minute slot
  and talk to you. There is no specific preparation needed; you just
  need to be proficient in the technology you run the helpdesk for.

* Lightning Talks

  A lightning talk (LT) is a short presenatation which must not be
  longer than five minute. LTs are not via the CfP but walk-in
  registations, see here.

Community Based Talk Voting

Attendees who have bought a ticket in time for the Talk Voting period
gain the right to vote for talks submitted during the Call For

The Program WG will also set aside a number of slots which they will
then select based on other criteria to e.g. increase diversity or give
a chance to less mainstream topics.

Conference Layout

Please note that the conference layout has changed in 2018, the main
conference (talks) is now only three days:

* Monday and Tuesday:
  trainings, workshops, Beginners’ Day, DjangoGirls

* Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:
  talks, panels, posters, helpdesks, open sessions,… (no trainings!).

Discounts for Content Contributors

Since EuroPython is a not-for-profit community conference, it is not
possible to pay out rewards for talks or trainings. For talks,
posters, help desk and organising a panels or interactive sessions we
will give out a 25% discount coupon valid for one conference
ticket. Trainers will receive a 100% discount coupon for both a
conference ticket and a training pass to compensate for the longer
preparation time. See here for more details.

Inappropriate Language and Imagery

Please consider that EuroPython is a conference with an audience from
a broad geographical area which spans countries and regions with
vastly different cultures. What might be considered a “funny,
inoffensive joke” in a region might be really offensive (if not even
unlawful) in another. If you want to add humor, references and images
to your talk, avoid any choice that might be offensive to a group
which is different from yours, and pay attention to our EuroPython
Code of Conduct:


Dates and Venues

EuroPython will be held from July 8-14 2019 in Basel, Switzerland, at
the Congress Center Basel (BCC) for the main conference days (Wed-Fri)
and the FHNW Muttenz for the workshops/trainings/sprints days
(Mon-Tue, Sat-Sun).

For more details, please have a look at our website and the FAQ:


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