The Perl Conference 2017 in DC

US Patent and Trademark Office, June 18-23

(YAPC::NA 2017)

Call For Presentations

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The Perl Conference is a high-quality, inexpensive technical conference that celebrates the Perl programming language. The conference is accessible to everyone, regardless of experience, yet it remains valuable to the most skilled programmers. Each year the conference attracts hundreds of programmers from around the world, including luminaries such as Larry Wall, Ricardo Signes, and Damian Conway. We hope you will consider applying to present at this exciting event!

TPC 2017 in DC will be held at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) from June 18-23.

We expect to have approximately one hundred (100) sessions across four (4) tracks with over four hundred (400) attendees. In addition, there will be professional tutorials and hackathons in the days prior to, and following, the main conference.

We are interested in hearing talks on a wide variety of subjects. This includes both Perl 5 and Perl 6, as well as other topics that may be of general interest to Perl programmers. Please review the talk schedules from previous years (e.g., YAPC::NA 2015 or YAPC::NA 2014) to get an idea of the type and breadth of talks we accept.

We will be accepting proposals for the following session types:

To submit proposals for a talk/presentation, please fill out this form. We will take submissions through Monday March 6th, 2017. Speakers will be notified by the 19th of March, and we'll publish a public list soon thereafter.

Please include the following with your proposals:

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If you have any special requests which have to do with fee and payment please contact us at

Lightning Talks

Due to their impromptu nature, the call for Lightning Talks will open at a later time. You may submit Lightning Talks at this time, but there is no guarantee of notification on their acceptance.

Thank you! We hope you will participate either as a speaker or as an attendee. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at