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I'm Attending!August 24, 2018August 26, 2018PyCon Australia 2018UTC## About PyCon Australia
PyCon Australia ("PyCon AU") is the national conference for the Python Programming Community, bringing together professional, student and enthusiast developers with a love for developing with Python.
PyCon Australia informs the country’s Python developers with presentations by experts and core developers of Python, as well as the libraries and frameworks that they rely on.
## Important Information
PyCon AU 2018 will be held in Sydney, Australia, at the [International Convention Center, Sydney](https://www.iccsydney.com.au).
- **August 24:** Specialist Tracks
- **August 25-26:** Conference Main Track
- **August 27-28:** Development Sprints
## Specialist Tracks
The first day of PyCon AU is dedicated to specialist tracks. These tracks, also known as 'mini-confs', are curated by smaller specialist groups within Python community, and allow for more in-depth talks on the subject.
In 2018, these tracks will be: [DjangoCon, Security and Privacy, Education, and Internet of Things.](http://2018.pycon-au.org/news/specialist-tracks).
## Conference Main
The weekend of PyCon AU, traditionally the Saturday and Sunday, is the main conference event. We invite speakers from all backgrounds and levels of knowledge to share their experience and knowledge with our audience.
The talks do not have to be about Python, but should be interesting for a Python-loving audience.
More information can be found on the [PyCon AU 2018 Website](https://2018.pycon-au.org/speak/)
To give you some inspiration and get you excited for the conference, videos from previous years can be downloaded from the [Linux Australia mirror site](http://mirror.linux.org.au/pycon-au/) or the [PyConAU YouTube channel](https://www.youtube.com/user/PyConAU/playlists).Sydney, Australia