We have now closed the CFP for talks. However we'd still welcome proposals for workshops, clinics, sprints, and other activities.
This is a community conference. You’re coming to the event, and that makes you part of the community and makes this your conference. If you’ve done something that you think other people might be interested in, or that you think they should know about, we would love to know about it.Submit a proposal
We don’t just want to hear from the experts or famous names - other perspectives are just as valuable, so don’t let the idea that you’re not expert or famous enough stop you because this won’t stop us from selecting your talk or the audience from enjoying it.
Note that there is a programme of financial support for speakers.
We especially want proposals from...People who are minorities in this field
Diversity at PyCon UK is important to us. We want the conference to represent our community better and in turn to help make the community more inclusive.
Please do come forward with a proposal. We can't succeed in this without your participation.First-time speakers
If you haven’t spoken at a conference before, this is your invitation to do so. After all, we want to be remembered as the conference where you started your superstar speaking career. You’ll find that a Python audience is friendly and receptive, so don’t be shy.If you’d like any help in proposing, preparing or presenting your talk, whoever you are and whatever kind of help you’d find useful: please see our speaker mentor programme.
Do you have something to share with the rest of the community?
Proposals on any subject are welcomed, at any level of technical expertise. We've got slots for talks of 20 or 45 minutes (including questions).
Tell us about your experiments, discoveries, solutions, achievements and other adventures, using the talk proposal form.
There’ll also be opportunities for five-minute lightning talks. You don’t need to register in advance; just put your name down on the day.
Can you lead a tutorial, on any Python or related topic?
We’ll be holding workshops aimed at different levels of technical expertise.
Please don’t hesitate to suggest a workshop for the event, using the workshop proposal form. We’re open to all kinds of ideas, and especially ones we haven’t even thought of.
Could you be a friendly neighbourhood code doctor?
Alongside the sprints, we’re holding code clinics, where an expert will be on hand to help with people’s Python questions and problems.
A clinic might run for an hour or two. If you like to run a clinic on a particular subject, or even a general one, please use the workshop proposal form.
Lunchtime gatherings for a discussion or demonstration - propose one!
Describe your work/thoughts/plans on a large poster, and discuss it with visitors. What do you have to share?
How to submit a proposalSubmit a proposal
There’s a proposal form for talks and a proposal form for tutorials and demonstrations. Take a look at them - they’ll make it clearer how this works.
Don’t agonise over your proposal. Just get it in. We’ll get back to you if anything’s not clear.
Don’t hesitate to submit more than one proposal.
The deadline for submissions is the end of Tuesday 28th June (BST).
Perhaps you’re not sure what aspect of your proposed subject will be most appropriate or interesting, or how to word it, or what level to pitch it at. Perhaps you’re not sure it’s what we’re looking for.
That’s OK. In fact, we have a speaker mentor programme in place to help you.
If there’s anything we can do that would make it easier for you to submit a proposal, just get in touch. We want to help.
How we'll choose
We’re going to choose a selection of talks, tutorials and demonstrations that we feel add up to the most enjoyable and interesting programme for our attendees.
We won’t just be choosing the ones from the most expert speakers, or even the most exciting subjects, because we need to have a good balance as well.
We’ll publish the list of selected talks as soon as we can after the deadline.
Financial support for speakers
Grants to assist speakers on low budgets will be available, as well as free and discounted tickets. They'll be allocated by the committee. Any speaker who needs help will receive it. Financial assistance applications close when the CFP closes.Apply for financial assistance
The grants committee will be especially interested in receiving applications from people belonging to under-represented demographic groups.