So next Tuesday, Very Early Bird Tickets go on sale for $30. PyTennessee follows the PyCon model of “Everyone pays for a ticket.” (Yes that means me too!) Jesse Noller’s post is here and is more elegantly worded than I can put it. However, we are working with sponsors and do have some financial assistance available to help with other parts of your expenses. If you need financial assistance, it’s best to reach out to us early! You can reach me directly at email@example.com. We will soon have a form that you can fill out as well. Preference will be given to those chosen to speak first; however, we will help everyone we can.
What does your ticket get you?
For starters, it gets you access to attend any session you like at the conference, including our amazing opening keynoter Leon Gersing! It will get you breakfast and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. (We will have vegetarian options available, if you have any other special needs please let us know so we can accommodate them if possible) It will get you some great swag! I can’t go into the details yet, but I can tell you that even if you wait till the most expensive ticket price ($50), we will hand you more in value at the registration desk than you are paying! Our sponsors have been VERY generous, and we are still seeking more to help with parts of our conference which still need more funding. (BTW make sure to let them know that you are thankful for the support they show the python community. TO THE TWITTERS!)
In other related news
The call for papers is open now, and we’ll be making selections in early November. The schedule is expected to be posted on November 15th. Also, we’ll announce the closing keynote next week, and when this brilliant lady said yes, I knew it would be the crown jewel of our conference.