<div dir="ltr"><span id="gmail-docs-internal-guid-45436e81-b907-884f-9837-699c4ee83d62"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Greetings,</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">PyCon AU 2017’s Call for Proposal deadline - Sunday 7th May - is fast approaching. We need your submissions now! </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">There are a few key pieces of information to be aware of in preparing your submission. </span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Child Care</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">PyCon AU 2017 is absolutely delighted to be offering child care for the first time:  </span><a href="https://2017.pycon-au.org/about/child-care/" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">https://2017.pycon-au.org/about/child-care/</span></a><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">. Child care will be offered on the specialist track and main conference days (Friday 4 August, Saturday 5 August and Sunday 6 August).</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">More details will be forthcoming. However, if you are considering submitting a talk to the Call for Proposals and need to know more about child care, you can contact us at </span><a href="mailto:contact@pycon-au.org" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">contact@pycon-au.org</span></a><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Call for Proposals - page has been updated</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Our Call for Proposals (CFP) page has been updated with many small clarifications and updates over the last few weeks. To ensure you have all the latest info, please review: </span><a href="https://2017.pycon-au.org/program/cfp/" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">https://2017.pycon-au.org/program/cfp/</span></a></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Proposal Tips, Advice and Examples</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">In previous years, we have had numerous requests for more information containing advice about what makes for a good proposal submission and real examples from good submissions. This year we have published two such articles:</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><a href="https://2017.pycon-au.org/program/proposal-tips/tips-writing-great-proposal/" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">https://2017.pycon-au.org/program/proposal-tips/tips-writing-great-proposal/</span></a></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><a href="https://2017.pycon-au.org/program/proposal-tips/proposal-tips-part-two/" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">https://2017.pycon-au.org/program/proposal-tips/proposal-tips-part-two/</span></a></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">If You Would Like Feedback On Your Proposal</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">We have also provided information should you wish to request feedback on your talk proposal prior to the CFP close. This information is available on our CFP page (</span><a href="https://2017.pycon-au.org/program/cfp/" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">https://2017.pycon-au.org/program/cfp/</span></a><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">). If you scroll down, information about obtaining feedback is located towards the bottom of the CFP page.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">If you have any questions, queries or comments, we’d love you to get in touch. Please don’t hesitate to contact us via <a href="mailto:program@pycon-au.org">program@pycon-au.org</a>.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Kind Regards,</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Tennessee Leeuwenburg</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">PyCon AU 2017 Program Chair</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.656;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">________________________________________________________________________________________</span></p><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Our sponsorship team has asked us to remind you that putting up a conference like ours costs money. Please consider asking whether your organisation would be interested in contributing to running PyCon Australia. The program committee and sponsorship committee are separate and make separate decisions, but the warm fuzzy feelings are shared all around. More details are available at </span><a href="https://2017.pycon-au.org/sponsorship.pdf" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:arial;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">https://2017.pycon-au.org/sponsorship.pdf</span></a></span><br>
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