PyCon Australia 2018

Sydney, Australia August 24, 2018, August 25, 2018, August 26, 2018
Tags: Djangocon, Internet of things, Education, Security and privacy, General conference

CFP closed at  May 29, 2018 12:05 UTC

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.

  • 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..

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

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 or the PyConAU YouTube channel.

CFP Description

Ready, set, write!

Our PyCon Australia 2018 Call for Presentations (CFP) are from Monday, April 23 Anywhere On Earth (AoE) to Monday, May 28 AoE.

We’re looking for 30 minute talks on everything Python, open source, and tech-related.

We welcome submissions from everybody, including those:

  • who have never given a conference talk before,
  • who are new to Python,
  • who have built interesting things in Python,
  • who have broken interesting things with Python,
  • who have helped build Python, and
  • who have expertise to share with our community from fields outside of Python (and outside of technology).

Our CFP process also encompasses submissions to the four Specialist Tracks (Education, Internet of Things, Security and Privacy, and DjangoCon Australia), so you can submit your talk to the main conference and the Specialist Tracks with one click. To submit your proposal to one or more of the Specialist Tracks, please tag it with the track names of your choice, which are provided for you below. You can select more than one!

If you have questions about the CFP process, you can reach us at


If you’ve never presented at a conference before and think you might like to try it, we want to hear from you! In order to support speakers, we offer mentorship and feedback to those who would like it. You can find out more about what mentors can do for you and find contact details at our speakers’ guide page.

Talk slots and timing

As stated above, this year our conference will be made up of 30 minute speaking slots. This 30 minutes will include questions, if you would like to take any when your presentation is finished. We are not looking for workshops this year, but look forward to seeing a great variety of talks!


Proposals which are accepted will receive one free ticket to PyCon Australia 2018. You are welcome to propose a talk with more than one speaker, but please be aware that if it is accepted, only one complimentary ticket will be allocated.

Speaker expectations

All speakers will be expected to have read and adhere to the conference Code of Conduct, listed below and also at our website. In particular for speakers: slide contents and spoken material should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate, and neither are language or imagery that denigrate or demean people based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, physical appearance, disability, or body size.