[EuroPython] Call for Proposals is open
info at pycon.it
info at pycon.it
Thu Feb 16 16:15:03 CET 2012
We are happy to announce that the [Call for
Proposals](https://ep2012.europython.eu/call-for-proposals/) is now officially
open! It will run until March 18th, 23:59:59 CET.
## Share your wisdom
For those who have never been at EuroPython (or similar conferences) before,
the Call for Proposals is the period in which the organizers ask the community
to submit proposals for talks to be held at the conference.
EuroPython is a conference run _by_ the community _for_ the community: the
vast majority of talks that are presented at the conference will be proposed,
prepared and given by members of the Python community itself.
And not only that: the process that selects the best talks among all the
proposals will also be public and fully driven by the community: it's called
**Community Voting**, and will begin right after the Call for Proposals ends.
## First-time speaker?
If you've never presented a talk at a conference but you would like to share
something, don't worry we'll help you. When you fill in the proposal form,
there's a special checkbox called _first-time speaker_ that you can check, so
that we know that you might need some help.
We will try to give to these speakers a favourable schedule, and we will see
if we can help with the presentation itself (reviewing the material and
rehearsing the presentation once with the help of more experienced speakers).
This is something we have previously done at PyCon Italy conferences with good
feedback. We cann't guarantee this for all first time speakers, but checking
that box indicates it is something you might find helpful.
## Don't wait for the last day
If possible, please avoid submitting your proposals on the last day. It might
sound a strange request, but last year about 80% of the proposals were
submitted in the last 72 hours. This creates a few problems for organizers
because we can't have a good picture of the size of the conference until that
Remember that **proposals are fully editable at any time**, even after the
Call for Proposals ends. You just need to login on the website, go to the
proposal page (linked from your profile page), and click the Edit button.
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