DjangoCon Europe 2011

Amsterdam 2011

Talks Pakhuis de Zwijger

June 6th, 7th, 8th

Sprints De Waag

9th & 10th

Thanks, Amsterdam—DjangoCon Europe 2011 was a blast!
Join us next year in Switzerland for DjangoCon Europe 2012.

This conference is made possible by…

Talk Submission


We've done our best to keep the administrativa to a minimum, please read the guidelines carefully before submitting a talk.

This is a community conference

Because DjangoCon Europe is a community conference, we want to hear from you about the cool new extension to Django you've created, the best way to scale a Django project, how to make apps that are reusable, etc.

We are aiming for a conference with a focus on advanced topics. You can assume that all attendees have a good understanding about the Django framework and will understand (and welcome) an in-depth talk.

Make it easy to review

We have to use the information you provide to decide whether or not to accept your proposal. Keep it brief and focused; the reviewers are all seasoned Django professionals.

Important Dates

  • April 15th: submission deadline
  • May 1st: acceptance announcements

Speakers must register, too

DjangoCon Europe is a volunteer-run conference funded mainly by ticket sales; everybody pays to attend (including speakers). Talk submission is not a substitute for purchasing a ticket. If you plan on giving a talk, please make sure to purchase conference tickets and arrange transportation/lodging for yourself.

Talks are Public

All talks given at DjangoCon will be recorded and published online; people submitting a talk must explicitly authorize the recording and publishing of their talk by checking the checkbox.

Format Guidelines

There are two types of talks that can be given at DjangoCon:

  • Short (20 minutes): Speakers should budget 15 minutes for the actual presentation and 5 minutes for answering questions from the audience.
  • Normal (45 minutes): Speakers should budget 30 minutes for the actual presentation and 15 minutes for answering questions from the audience.

Talk Alternatives

If a short presentation is overkill for your topic, consider giving a 5-minute lightning talk! There will be several lightning-talk sessions throughout the conference, as well as adjoining "Open Spaces" for informal and spontaneous presentations. Lightning talks can be on a wide variety of topics! Talk about a cool project you're working on, some technique or tool that you want to highlight, or a cool story you wish to share with the Django community—so long as your talk fits into 5 minutes.

Lightning talks submissions are now open. Open-space registration is ad-hoc and will take place during DjangoCon; instructions on how to register will be posted to the site. Registration for these will be first-come-first-served.


If you have any further questions don't hestitate to contact us at

Propose a talk

The talk submission deadline was April 15th

Talk submission is closed

Talk submissions is now closed, the DjangoCon program committee is now looking at all the proposals and building the talk schedule. Accepted talks will be announced on May 1st 2011.

Submit a lightning talk

Lightning talk submission is now open