Could you host DjangoCon Europe 2023?

Posted by Anna Makarudze on February 3, 2022

DjangoCon Europe 2022 will be held from the 21st - 25th September in Porto, Portugal, hopefully, but we're already looking ahead to next year's conference. Could your town - or your football stadium, circus tent, private island, or city hall - host this wonderful community event?

Under the usual circumstances, the DjangoCon Europe licensee picks the date of the conference but the event must fall more than one month from DjangoCon US and PyCon US, and EuroPython in the same calendar year. Also, at the end of DjangoCon Europe, the next hosts for DjangoCon Europe would be announced and a call for proposals for volunteers to organise DjangoCon Europe in 2 years would be made.

However, the pandemic has disturbed this tradition for the past three years resulting in the Porto team organizing DjangoCon Europe for the third time in a row. We have also had to offer exceptional permission for DjangoCon Europe to take place less than one month away from DjangoCon US due to challenges we faced in 2021 with finding new hosts for the conference.

We are hoping to find organizers for DjangoCon Europe by April 2022 so that we can keep in line with the tradition of DjangoCon Europe taking place between April and July and announcing the next DjangoCon Europe at DjangoCon Europe 2022 in Porto.

Hosting a DjangoCon is an ambitious undertaking. It's hard work, but each year it has been successfully run by a team of community volunteers, not all of whom have had previous experience - more important is enthusiasm, organisational skills, the ability to plan and manage budgets, time and people - and plenty of time to invest in the project.

You'll find plenty of support on offer from previous DjangoCon organisers, so you won't be on your own.

How to apply

If you're interested, we'd love to hear from you. Following the established tradition, the selected hosts will be announced at this year's DjangoCon by last year's organiser but must fall more than one month from DjangoCon US and PyCon US, and EuroPython in the same calendar year, so we'll need to receive your proposal before then.

The more detailed and complete your proposal, the better. Things you should consider, and that we'd like to know about, are:

We'd like to see:

They will all help show that your plans are serious and thorough and that you have the organisational capacity to make it a success.

Just drop us a line.

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