DjangoCon Europe 2018 Update: Early Bird Tickets, CFP, and Opportunity grants are open!

Posted by Sasha Romijn and the DjangoCon Europe team on December 18, 2017

In case you missed the news, DjangoCon Europe 2018 will take place in beautiful Heidelberg, Germany, from May 23-27, 2018! We've started selling early bird tickets, and opened the Call for Participation and Opportunity Grant applications. We are also looking for sponsors.

Early Bird Tickets

Early Bird Tickets are now available for a reduced price. Early Bird tickets are currently planned to be available until end of January, so be sure to get yours soon!

Buying an Early Bird Ticket isn’t just great for you, it also helps us estimate the amount of attendees we will have, and to give us more time to handle any special requirements you may have.

You will notice that our ticket pricing allows you to input a ticket price of your choice. With the additional money, we are able to make it a more inclusive conference by investing in accessibility improvements as well as our opportunity grant program, helping people with little resources, and/or a lack of representation in our community to participate in DjangoCon Europe 2018. Please choose to give more if you can – you’ll have a very direct impact on how wonderful our conference and our community will be.

Call for Participation (CFP)

Our CFP for talks and tutorials is now open! The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018. We’re looking for speakers of all experience levels and backgrounds, and are currently working on our (opt-in) speaker mentoring program. Talk and tutorial presenters receive free admission to DjangoCon Europe. You can edit your submission until the deadline, so there's no need to wait. If you need additional financial support, please apply to the Opportunity Grant program, where speakers are given special consideration.

Opportunity Grant Application

We are very proud of our opportunity grant program – this is what you may know from other or previous conferences as the financial aid program. If (either as an attendee or a speaker) paying acommodations and travelling expenses would be difficult for you, especially if you belong to a marginalized or underrepresented group in tech, please check it out.

You have until February 1st to submit your request, to give us sufficient time to go through requests, which in turn gives you sufficient time to plan your journey, handle visa applications, and answer all questions you may have.

Sponsor opportunities

We are only able to run this conference with the support of sponsors that share our goal to create a wonderful, diverse and insightful event. If you are interested in sponsoring DjangoCon Europe 2018, please see our sponsorship page and brochure.

Sponsoring is a great opportunity to market developer-focused products, recruit developers, and to give back to the community if you use Django to build your products. DjangoCon Europe has a great track record in supporting diversity in tech. We are committed to continue this tradition and we need strong partners to make this possible.

Your own employees can profit a lot from attending DjangoCon Europe. Not only does the conference provide valuable education in form of talks and workshops that improve their professional and technical skills, it is also the single best place to start building a network within a community of potential future partners. Many sponsorship packages include a number of tickets.

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