## In this issue:
* Call for presentations open soon! - [https://www.papercall.io/tpcihcfp](https://www.papercall.io/tpcihcfp)
* Call for master-class/tutorial teachers open!
* Venue announced
* Volunteer-Organizer positions open
* Call for sponsors!
* Contact us
### Call for Presenters
The call for presentations is open now! Submit your ideas early. The deadline is Monday, Jan 26 @ 11:59 pm EST -- 1/27/20 @ 4:59 am GMT. [https://www.papercall.io/tpcihcfp](https://www.papercall.io/tpcihcfp)
Whether this is your first time submitting a talk proposal or one of many you’ve proposed and presented, consider submitting your talk idea to TPCiH. Making a presentation at a national event is great for networking and experience!
The presentations at the conference are selected by organizers who volunteer to be on our talks-committee. Generally, there are sets of 3 to 4 simultaneous presentations (20 or 50 minutes long, including Q&A) on a variety of technical topics throughout each main event day.
Not sure you are up for giving a talk but have a topic you’d like to learn more about at our event? Tweet @PerlConferences using #TPCiH or email email@example.com.
Keep in mind, the event schedule differs from some of the past events. In 2020 organizers are trying a new format: Jun 24 (Wednesday), Jun 25 (Thursday), Jun 26 (Friday) for the presentation days. Master classes will be offered on Jun 23 (Tuesday) and Jun 27 (Saturday).
### Call for Teachers/Master-Class
We need to fill out our master-class/tutorial schedule for #TPCiH. We are especially interested in a “Learning Raku” course. All tutorial ideas will be considered. Please send your interest and expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in mind, the event schedule differs from some of the past events. Master-class tutorial sessions surrounding the main event and will be held on Jun 23 (Tuesday) and Jun 27 (Saturday).
### TPCiH venue has been selected
The Perl Conference in Houston (using hashtag #TPCiH) will be hosted at the Hilton Houston North on Greenspoint Drive.
### Be part of it all - Organizer spots open!
Planning for The Perl Conference in Houston is underway and we need a few more hands! It’s not too late to join us in planning this event! Openings are web design/content editor, speaking coordinator, outreach assistant, and more... Email email@example.com to volunteer. You can help frame the conference!
### Sponsor TPCiH
A donation to The Perl Foundation not only contributes to the Perl Conference in Houston, 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, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
### How to reach #TPCiH organizers
* Visit our website: [https://perlconference.us/tpc-2020-hou/](https://perlconference.us/tpc-2020-hou/)
* Follow us on Twitter: @PerlConferences
* Like us on Facebook: The Perl Foundation (@tpf.perl)
* Subscribe to the mailing list: email@example.com
Send any questions about The Perl Conference to firstname.lastname@example.org. An organizer will get back to you.