Call for Proposals

The 2017 CFP is now closed

Talk and tutorial proposals accepted until 23:59:59 ET on May 25, 2017


  1. Sign up for an account on the PyOhio website.
  2. Visit the dashboard and fill out a speaker profile.
  3. Submit a proposal! You can edit your proposal up until the CFP close.
  4. Regularly check your email for questions and feedback from the reviewers.


Log into our Slack team (invitation here) and ask in the #cfp channel or email us at


PyOhio 2017, the annual Python programming conference for Ohio and the surrounding region, will take place Saturday, July 29th, and Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

You can read more about the conference at

PyOhio invites all interested people to submit proposals for scheduled talks and tutorials. All topics of interest to the Python community will be considered. Standard presentation talk slots will be 40 minutes plus a 10 minute question-and-answer period. Tutorial slots will be 110 minutes long.

Who Should Submit a Proposal?

You. Your friends. Your friends' friends. Anyone with any level of Python knowledge is a candidate for a great topic at this conference. As we get attendees of all kinds, we need speakers of all kinds. In all ways and manners, we try to assemble the most diverse conference we can, and we do that with your help.

Whether you got started with Python last month or you've been around for 20 years, we think you've got something to share. The Python community is stronger than ever and we're still reaching new areas, new industries, and new users. Be a part of growing Python by helping us change the future.

In particular, we welcome submissions from people that have never done a talk before! And if you want help preparing a talk, let us know! Volunteers are eager to help new people do talks.

You may submit multiple proposals.

Financial Aid / Travel Assistance

Unfortunately PyOhio is not able to offer financial aid or travel assistance at this time.

We prioritize for PyOhio to be free for all attendees but by doing so we run with a very lean budget. Financial aid is a goal for the future but until we can secure funding for this we are unable to provide it.