PyCon JP 2017 is a perfect opportunity to connect with a wide range of people. Poster sessions allow you to make the most of that opportunity.
You don’t have to be a Python professional (more on that later).
What is a poster session?
Poster sessions allow you to show posters, make a presentation, hold discussions and demos in a prepared environment.
You can get even closer to other people interested in Python and communicate with them. Please use the poster sessions to get feedback on your own work, and make new connections!
You don’t have to be a Python professional. Please apply if you think your presentation will be interesting to the PyCon JP 2017 attendees, who come wide range of skill levels and backgrounds.
You can modify your proposal at any time between the application date and the deadline, so feel free to apply early, and invite people you know to attend.
- You don’t need to have an actual poster
- We recommend that you apply early
Three Key Properties of a Poster Session
- There is not much pressure
- The presentation is in a compact space, so there’s no need for excess worry or anxiety. Just be yourself.
- The organizing committee will set up the poster session, so feel free to consult with us and ask us questions at any time.
- You can present as many times as you want
- During the poster session, you can organize your time and the contents of your presentation however you want.
- You can prepare several different presentations, as well as new experiments and challenges.
- Poster sessions allow you to get close and Interactive with other participants
- Unlike talk sessions, you can present right in front of your audience, so you can convey your message more directly.
- By holding discussions and Q&A, you can obtain direct feedback.
Three Merits of Presenting a Poster Session
- You can communicate with other people
- Poster sessions enable you to make an even deeper connection with the audience.
- It’s easy to make new friends with people who share common interests.
- You can obtain precious feedback
- Poster sessions are a great opportunity to obtain direct feedback about your own work from an otherwise inaccessible, diverse audience.
- It’s also possible to make a new discovery through communication with the attendees.
- You can use poster sessions to report on your experience and progress
- You can report on your experience and progress through preparing a poster session and presenting it to other attendees.
- For example, junior developers may gain presentation experience through organizing and presenting a poster session, and add it to their presentation portfolio.
An example of a poster session
PyCon JP 2016 Poster Session
How to apply (we recommend that you apply early)
- Application Period
- 19th, May 2017 - 30th, Jun 2017
- You may change the application contents at any time, so we recommend that you start by applying.
- You may only change the contents until the deadline.
- About applying
- You don’t have to be a Python professional.
- Please apply if you think your presentation will be interesting to the PyCon JP 2017 attendees, who come wide range of skill levels and backgrounds.
- You may change the poster session application (proposal) after submitting it.
- If you need electrical power for the presentation, please specify this on the application form (we do not guarantee that we will be able to supply power).
- The organizing committee and reviewers will send you feedback about your application, so we recommend that you submit early and use this feedback to polish your proposal.
- If you’re interested, we recommend that you start by submitting a proposal.
- How to apply
- Please see the Call for Proposals Page.
Precautions (Please Read)
- All proposals will be published in their entirety on our Web site as soon as they are submitted, regardless of whether they have been accepted or not.
- Reviewers will monitor the Web and SNS and consider any encountered opinions about the proposals, but there is no guaranteed direct connection with the outcome of the selection process.
- If there is an excessive number of proposals, we will select a subset through a lottery draw.
- You may change your proposal after submitting it. During the review, the organizing committee may ask questions, give feedback and request changes.
- The poster session space is available for free, but you must purchase a ticket to PyCon JP 2017. The presenter covers any expenses related to printing posters and preparing the presentations.
- Please read the poster session detailed specification below.
- The contents, specifications, and information required for application may change.
Poster Session Specification
- PyCon JP 2017 Event Area
- Sep 9 2017 (Sat) 1 or 2 hours in the afternoon
- If there is an excess of applications, we will select applications via a lottery draw.
- Provided Equipment
- 1132x1640mm board (for presenting an A0 size poster)
- You don’t have to bring an actual poster - it is optional.
- We will not lease desk, chairs, electrical power or WiFi.
- Due to the high number of smart phones and network devices in the area, network conditions may be poor on the day of the event. Please prepare your presentation so that it does not rely on the Internet.
- You may use the session space freely for presentations, discussions, and demos.
- The conference attendees will move freely between the booths they consider interesting.
- The theme of PyCon JP 2017 is “Output and Follow”. It isn’t strictly necessary that you adhere to this theme, but keep it in mind when deciding your topic.
Points to keep in mind when applying
- Apply early
- You may change your application between the submission time and the deadline.
- If you submit early, you can get feedback via SNS and the review process, giving you more opportunities to improve the content of your presentation.
- Pick a helpful title that describes the content well
- An effective title is a combination of keywords that makes it easy to understand what the presentation is about.
- Writing a description
- The description is the most-read part of the content.
- Try to convey the specific content of your presentation and avoid redundancy.
We’re really looking forward to everyone’s poster applications for PyCon JP 2017. If anything is unclear, please feel free to ask us! Let’s work together to make this year’s poster session venue one to remember!