[EuroPython] EuroPython 2020: Online conference from July 23-26

M.-A. Lemburg mal at europython.eu
Tue Mar 31 07:52:49 EDT 2020

In the last two weeks, we have discussed and investigated concepts
around running this year’s EuroPython conference as an online
conference. We have looked at conference tools, your feedback, drafted
up ideas on what we can do to make the event interesting and what we
can accomplish given our limited resources.

Today, we are happy to announce that we will be running

			 * EuroPython 2020 *

			from July 23 - 26 2020
		       as an online conference

We are planning the following structure:

- 2 conference days with keynotes, talks, lightning talks, poster
  session (Thursday and Friday)

- 2 sprint days with multiple sprint teams (Saturday and Sunday)

Attending the conference days will require a ticket, participating in
the sprint days will be free.

We will publish additional information on the new format as it becomes
available. A few updates for today (more details will follow in
separate blog posts):

Call for Papers (CFP)

With the new plan in place, we will extend and retarget the CFP we had
been running in the last three weeks to the online setup.

Please note that we will not have training sessions at EuroPython
2020. We will have keynotes, 30 and 45-minute talks, panels,
interactive sessions, as well as try to come up with a format for
doing posters and lightning talks.

Unlike for our in-person event, speakers will get free tickets to the
event, since we don’t have to cover catering costs.

We need your help

Given that we had already put a lot of work into the in-person event
organization, a lot of which we’ll now have to adapt or redo for the
online set up in the few months ahead of us, we will need more help
from the community to make this happen.

If you would like to help, please write to board at europython.eu. We are
specifically looking for people with experience using online
conference tools to help host tracks during the conference days.


As for the in-person event, we will have sponsorship packages
available for the online event as well. Because the format is
different, we’ll have to adjust the packages we had intended for the
in-person to an online setup.

If you are interested in sponsoring EuroPython 2020, please write to
sponsoring at europython.eu. We will then send you more details, as they
become available.

Help spread the word

Please help us spread this message by sharing it on your social
networks as widely as possible. Thank you !

Link to the blog post:




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