Call for Proposals - Deadline Extension 🏁
CFP extended deadline to Wednesday, November 30th, 2022.
PyCascades has been lucky to give our stage to incredible speakers with wonderful talks over the last five years. We are really looking forward to showcasing our community again next year. We are extending the deadline for our Call for Proposals, which will now close at the end of the day on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 Anywhere on Earth.
We were preemptive with our CFP announcement because we wanted to ensure folks would have enough time and preparation for their submissions. We will VERY SOON update our conference dates, in-person venue, and venue-specific covid policy (keep scrolling down in this newsletter to read more!), and option for remote attendees and speakers for the conference.
We have strived to address all questions or concerns you may have about attendance for PyCascades before submitting your talk submissions and proposals. If you have any questions about the submission process, guidelines, or mentorship for submitting a talk, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covid Policy 😷
Important Note: In tradition with our past 2 years of a successful remote PyCascades, we are continuing to offer a remote-only option for attendees, speakers, and volunteers, who are not able to or do not wish to attend the conference in-person! We will share more info when we announce ticket sales.
PyCascades in-person Attendance Requirements
We recognize that choosing to attend a conference is a personal health decision, and the protocols we put into place play a large role in that decision. As such, we will not relax or remove these policies after registration opens. Read our COVID Health and Safety Policy and Health Safety FAQ.
Mandatory Masks Required Indoors 😷
While many municipalities’ mask mandates have been lifted, masks will still be required to be worn at the event.
Vaccine or Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement 😷
All attendees *must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR (1) negative COVID-19 test upon first entry to the event.
We understand that attendees and speakers traveling to PyCascades from countries outside of Canada, USA (North America) may not have the opportunity to receive a recent vaccination, therefore, in-person attendees will therefore have the choice between presenting a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination.
Will you change your protocols if COVID-19 conditions change? 😷
We will strengthen requirements if conditions get worse and/or if we are required to by regional or municipal policies.
We recognize that choosing to attend a conference is a personal health decision, and the protocols we put into place play a large role in that decision. As such, we will not relax or remove these policies after registration opens. Read our COVID Health and Safety Policy and Health Safety FAQ
Onsite Health and Safety Measures
Expect the following measures to be in place at the event. At a minimum, we will be following all mandated venue, municipality, and province guidelines.
- Mask mandate
- Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test
- Event signage indicating required health and safety protocols
- Additional space between speakers and attendees in conference rooms to allow speakers to give talks without wearing masks, while keeping attendees safe
- Wider aisles in the exhibit hall with booths spaced apart. Event participants are asked to not crowd around booths and to limit the number of attendees at a booth at any given time.
- Wider aisles and increased event traffic flow signage to allow for physical distancing
- Rigorous onsite cleaning and sanitizing of all touch points including cleaning of each badge check-in station between participants
- Pre-packaged food and beverage wherever possible, and proper health and safety protocols for those handling food & beverage
- Sanitized microphones between each speaker’s use
- Plentiful sanitation stations onsite
- Personal hand sanitizer bottles and wipes available for participants
This policy may be modified as we get closer to the event, but know that any modifications to it will only serve to make the policy more rigorous. We will not be loosening any aspects of the Covid policy before the event. Read our COVID Health and Safety Policy and Health Safety FAQ.
Attend PyCascades as a remote attendee, speaker, or volunteer!
We are including a remote attendance option for those who are not able to or do not wish to attend the conference in person. We'll have more info soon!
Keep a lookout later this month for our social / newsletter announcing ticket registrations! Spots will be limited, so be sure to reserve your tickets early.