What kinds of proposals are we accepting?

  • Talks: Talks have a 45 minute slot. The talk should be 30 minutes leaving 10 minutes for questions and 5 minutes for moving between venues.

  • Tutorials: Tutorials are one and a half hours long and have a smaller venue with space for ten to twenty attendees.

How to submit a talk or tutorial

  • Create a PyConZA 2014 account (or login if you already have one) by clicking on the Create Account / Log in button on the top right.

  • On your profile page, click Edit User and fill in your name if you didn't do so during account creation.

  • On your profile page, click Edit Profile and fill in a contact number. Contact numbers are never displayed on the site but organizers need them in case they need to contact speakers urgently (e.g. shortly before or during the conference).

  • On your profile page, click Submit talk proposal on the right.

  • Fill in the title and abstract for your talk and select the appropriate speaker (or speakers).

  • If you're submitting a tutorial proposal, mention this in the notes section.

  • Done!

What happens next?

  • After you've submitted a talk, we'll email you to let you know that we've received your talk proposal. We'll ask questions if we're unsure of anything and help you make your abstract as shiny as possible.

  • Then there'll be a long wait while other proposals to come in.

  • We'll likely start accepting talks sometime in late July or early August. If its important for you to know before then, let us know and we'll work something out.

What if I'm new to speaking?

If you're new to speaking and would like assistance preparing your talk, email team@za.pycon.org with a rough draft of your talk proposal and we'll find a suitable experienced speaker to act as a mentor.

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