The Perl Conference Newsletter: 2/28/18

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Last Call for Tutorial Sessions

Are you an experienced instructor or speaker who would like to offer a course at The Perl Conference this year in Salt Lake City? We hereby invite you to participate by submitting a Tutorial Session! We would like to offer the Perl community a selection of courses and tutorials before and after the conference. Tutorial days will be June 17, 21, and 22, while the main conference days will be June 18, 19, 20. To submit your proposal, please visit Submissions will be accepted until March 1st*!

*Late submissions may be accepted. If you are not able to submit your Tutorial idea by 3/1/18, please email [email protected] by 3/3/18 with the expected submission date.

Last Round for Speaker Submissions open

Yes! The Call for Speakers was announced on January 23rd with submissions being accepted until March 18th: While the first submission period has closed, the second round talk submission period is open now. Submit your proposal before February 25th to have your talk considered in this round of selections!

We encourage you to submit your talk as early as possible. We are choosing speakers in an ongoing process, with the final submissions to be accepted no later than March 18th, 2018. To submit your talk, please register the proposed title and an abstract to the Perl Conference speakers’ committee at

Submission Round || Submission Period || Feedback Date
3 || Feb 26 - Mar 18 || By Mar 28

Final Speaker Lineup Announcement: April 1st, 2018

Final Speaker Lineup Announcement: April 1st, 2018

If your proposal is accepted you will be expected to confirm within 48 hours of your notification that you still plan to give the talk. At our discretion, your slot may be assigned to another proposal if we don’t hear back from you in time.

If your proposal is not accepted, you’re welcome to make adjustments and resubmit!

Event Registration

Standard Passes are now available for $265. Ticket sales will be cut off with a maximum total capacity of 450 people. We did sell out in 2015, so we recommend buying your ticket early! The ticket rate increases to $375 on May 19th, so BUY EARLY!

Free or discounted passes will be available on a limited basis to the following categories of individuals:

  • Speakers

  • Students

  • Active or retired military

  • Volunteers

  • Press

  • Exhibitors

More information regarding these discounts is available at

Room Reservation

Special conference room rate:

$169.00 prior to April 2nd.

$189 from April 3rd to May 18th

To make a reservation:

  1. Reservations can be made online at: or

  2. by calling 1-800-437-5288 (Note: Please be sure to let the agent know that you are reserving a room for The Perl Conference)

All rooms must be booked by Friday, 5/18/18. No room availability is promised past this deadline.

Want to Sponsor The Perl Conference?

A donation to The Perl Foundation not only contributes to the Perl Conference in Salt Lake City, but also aids our other outreach programs. Perl Foundation Sponsors will get recognition for supporting The Perl Conference as well as our regional Perl Workshops, our Outreach Program for Women, beginner training initiatives, and our grants programs for an entire year. Donating directly to The Perl Foundation is the way to get the most value for your sponsorship money.

For more information about donating to The Perl Foundation check out our prospectus:

Sponsors can also donate directly to The Perl Conference. Often the organizers are able to link a sponsor directly to an event at the conference ( wifi, coffee break, etc ) where the cost of the event is in line with the donation amount. Email [email protected] for more information or to donate directly to this year’s event.

Sponsors of $500 or more will be provided a table at our sponsor expo and job fair.


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