Submit A Talk

Talk Submissions Closed

The PyCon ZA schedule is full. You are welcome to submit talk proposals if you are willing to be called on to replace a gap in the schedule at short notice.


What are the different talk types?

  • Talks: Talks have a 45 minute slot. The talk should be 30 minutes leaving 10 minutes for questions and 5 minutes for moving between venues.
  • Keynotes: A keynote is a 30-45 minute talk on a broad topic that should be of interest to almost all of the attendees.
  • Tutorials: Tutorials are one and a half hours long and have a smaller venue with space for ten to twenty attendees.
  • Open Spaces: Open spaces are open discussion forums where communities with a common interest gather to present views, ask questions and meet people interested in the topic. These can be arranged during the conference as well, but registering an open space allows us to advertise it before and during the conference.

If I'm a speaker, do I need to purchase a ticket?

Yes. Python conferences have long had a policy of everyone pays. Even the organizers have to purchase tickets.

How do I edit my talk submission?

Your talk submissions will be listed on your profile page. If you go to the individual proposal page by clicking on the talk title, you should see an "Edit" button on the right of the title. Note that you can only edit the proposal while it's under consideration. Once a final decision has been made, it can no longer be edited. If you need to add or edit something after a proposal has been accepted, please contact the talk committee with the details