In this issue:
* About The Perl and Raku Conference in Houston
* Call for Presenters
* Call for Teachers/Master-Class
* Call for talk ideas
* Volunteer-Organizer positions open
* Call for sponsors
* Contact us
## Come to the Perl and Raku Conference in Houston!
We can't wait to see everyone in person at the 2022 Perl and Raku Conference June 21-25 2022!
You can expect to see a lot of presentations on Perl, Raku, and supporting languages. Core presentation topics in the past have included Perl 5 and Raku. Organizers are hopeful to continue with a core of Perl 5 and Raku moving forward. It’s worth noting that this event is run by volunteers and talks are also given by volunteers. The presentations at the conference are being submitted now during our Call For Presenters (CFP) and will be selected by organizers who volunteer to be on our talks-committee. Generally, there are sets of 3 to 4 simultaneous presentations (20-50 minutes long) on a variety of topics throughout each main event day. Surrounding the main conference days, master-class tutorial sessions (half day and full day format) are offered for an additional fee.
If you see **#TPRCHouston** around on social media, that’s our tag for The Perl Conference in Houston.
The website is live! There are still a few details we're filling in like how to book a room and of course the schedule, but there's still a bunch of information you can get by visiting https://perlconference.us
## Call for Presenters
The call for presentations is open now! We will have an early submission deadline of 12 noon UTC, Tuesday February 1st. The final deadline for speaker submissions is 12 noon, Tuesday March 1st. Submit your talk ideas here: https://perlconference.us/speakers
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 us. 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](https://twitter.com/PerlConferences) using **#TPRCHouston** or email [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com).
## Call for Teachers/Master-Class
We need to fill out our master-class/tutorial schedule. All tutorial ideas will be considered. You can submit your class idea to https://perlconference.us/speakers. We will get back to you quickly.
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 21 (Tuesday) and Jun 25 (Saturday).
## What presentations are you hoping to see?
We’d love to hear your tech talk ideas for TPRCHouston! We’ve already received some interest in the following topics:
* Perl and Raku / Internet / History game show
* Fun side projects with Perl and Raku
* Integrating Perl and Raku with other tools
Got some more talk suggestions? Tweet [@PerlConferences](https://twitter.com/PerlConferences) using **#TPRCHouston** or email [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com).
## 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 [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com) to volunteer. You can help frame the conference!
## Call for Sponsors!
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 provides the most value for your sponsorship money.
However, 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.
Sponsors of $500 or more will be provided a table at our sponsor expo and job fair.
## How to reach our organizers
* Visit our website: https://perlconference.us
* Follow us on Twitter: [@PerlConferences](https://twitter.com/PerlConferences)
* Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theperlconference
* Subscribe to the mailing list: https://perlconference.us/subscribe
* Send any questions about The Perl Conference to [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com). An organizer will get back to you.