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PyCon 2014 - Montreal

September 23, 2013 11:50 ET

PyCon 2014 Opens Registration

MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - September 23, 2013) - The PyCon 2014 organizers are thrilled to announce the opening of registration for the April 9-17 conference, taking place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Quebec, Canada. This event represents the first of two annual PyCons to take place in Montréal, following a hugely successful two-year run in Santa Clara, California.

As with years past, ticket prices remain unchanged, and value is ever increasing. At the close of talk and tutorial proposals last week, a record 565 talks were submitted -- over 100 more than for PyCon 2013. Reviewers have been hard at work to begin shaping the 2014 schedule, which is expected in December.

Quantity-based early bird rates are back for 2014, with the cap set at the first 800 tickets receiving the discounted rates. Total sales are initially being kept to 2,000 tickets. For an individual buyer, the regular $350 USD rate is cut 15% for during the early bird period to $300 USD. The $600 USD corporate rate is dropped to $450 USD during early bird, a 25% savings. Early bird student rates were halved to $100 USD for 2013 and remain as such, with a slight increase to $125 during regular sales.

A conference ticket gives an attendee admission to three days of the Python community's best talks, complete with three days of breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Preceding the weekend talks are two days of tutorials, which run $150 USD per course. Tutorial registration will open later this year once the offerings have been chosen. All together, the price of PyCon is unrivaled for the value it provides its attendees and community year after year.

The Financial Aid program is back once again, with applications being accepted through January 1, 2014. The organizers know that registration is only one piece of a trip to another city, so there's a budget available to help make the conference more affordable for those who need it.

PyCon is made possible by generous support from the Python Software Foundation and from sponsors throughout the technology community. The organizers thank Diamond sponsors Heroku and Google, Platinum sponsors Caktus Consulting Group, Facebook, Walt Disney Animation Studios, edX, Basho Technologies, Stratasn, Python Anywhere, Lex Machina, American Greetings, PlaidCloud, Wingware, Excella Consulting, Continuum Analytics, Wargaming.net, Savoir-Faire Linux, and Enthought.

If your organization is interested in sponsoring PyCon, please contact Sponsorship Chair Jesse Noller at jnoller@python.org.

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