CFP closed at  September 24, 2018 04:09 UTC

Calling all Pythonistas! Come present your talk this November at the 6th annual PyCon Canada in beautiful Toronto, Ontario! Whether you’ve been using Python for years, or whether you are just starting out, we would love to have you join us.


  • Conference and Tutorial: November 10-11, 2018
  • Development Sprints: November 12-13, 2018


The main conference will be held in Toronto, Ontario.

CFP Description

PyCon Canada features talks related to all things Python. Whether you’d like to give a quick talk about a neat hack made possible using Python, or lead a deep dive session into the latest library or framework, we would love to hear what you have to say. If you’ve never spoken at a technical conference before, we would doubly encourage you to submit a proposal because we love giving the floor to first-time speakers.

Talk format

Talks can either be 10 minutes or 30 minutes in length. Moderated Q&A is optional, but will have to be included in the designated time limit. We also offer 60 minute tutorial slots in a classroom setting for a more hands-on educational experience.

What to submit

Please include the following in your proposal submission:

  • Title
  • Talk or tutorial? If talk, 10 or 30 minutes?
  • Language: English or Français
  • Talk abstract (max 1-3 sentences)
  • Longer description (provide more detail and background for your talk, including what you plan on covering and whether you have presented this material elsewhere before)
  • Speaker bio (tell us a little bit about yourself!)

If your talk is accepted, we will be publishing parts of your proposal on our website. Don’t worry, you’ll have a chance to make changes before it goes live! If you’d like to share details privately with the programme committee which will never appear anywhere publicly, please use the “Notes” section of the proposal form.

Please be aware that talks will be recorded and posted to our YouTube channel. If you would prefer to opt out of this, please let us know.

Looking for some ideas?

Check out the 2017 schedule, 2016 schedule or the 2015 schedule for examples of previous talks we’ve featured. Even if your talk has a different feel than these, we would still love to receive your proposal!

Not sure if you should speak at PyCon Canada?

We think you should, and we are excited to see you there in November!

Financial aid

If you require financial assistance in order to speak at PyCon Canada 2018, you must fill out our form


If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out by email or via Twitter @pyconca.

Talks Review:

We will be importing papercall entries into a third party talks review software for our talk reviewers. The entries will be anonymous to our review commitee. If you have any questions about our talks review progress, please e-mail Elaine (PyCon Canada 2018 chair) at