EuroPython 2016

Talk Voting

Talk voting is closed!

Talk voting was open for conference attendees and submitters from Monday, March 14, until Sunday, March 20.


Since you are the one who wants to attend the conference,
we think you deserve a chance to tell us which talks you'd like to see most.

This is what talk voting is all about.

If you think that's an interesting approach, please read on.


Only ticket owners and submitters can participate

In order to participate in the talk voting you need to be a registered attendee, i.e. have bought a ticket or have one assigned to you for the current conference, or a submitter of a proposal.

  • If you have a ticket for the conference, or have submitted a proposal yourself, please log in and then reload to this page to enter the talk voting page using the above button.
  • If you don't have a ticket yet, you can still participate during the talk voting period by buying one or having a ticket assigned to you and then reloading this page.

How talk voting works

Once you've clicked on the button, the system will take you to the talk voting page. It lists all submitted proposals, including talks, trainings and posters.

At the top of the page you find a few filters you can use to narrow down the list by e.g. selecting tags you're interested in or only show one type of proposal and also to select the sorting order.

For each submission, you can find the talk title with a link to the talk page, a star bar for voting and the tags and abstract link, which both open when you click on them, to have all information available on one page.

In order to vote, have a look at the title/abstract and then indicate your interest in attending the sessions with your vote. A higher number of stars means you're more interested. If not interested at all, please don't vote for the session. If you want to remove your vote again, click on the small minus sign in front of the star bar.

If you have questions about the talk, you can go to the talk page and enter a comment.

Note that your votes are automatically saved to the backend without the need to click on a save or submit button.

Talk selection

After the talk voting phase, the EuroPython Program Workgroup (WG) will use the votes to select the talks and build a schedule.

The majority of the talks will be chosen based on the talk voting results. Part of the available slots will be assigned directly Program WG based on editorial criteria to e.g. increase diversity or give a chance to less mainstream topics.

In general, the Program WG will try to give as many speakers a chance to talk as possible. If speakers have submitted multiple talks, the one with the highest rate will most likely get selected.

Schedule announcement

We hope to have the selected talks announced by the end of March, with the schedule following early in April. As always, we will make these announcement on our usual news channels.