TPRC Newsletter #2022-03
Mon, 09-May-2022 by
# In this issue:
* The schedule is live.
* Plan your stay
* Attend Master Classes
* Sign up for a lightning talk
* Find out more about us
# The schedule is live!
We’ve got a lot of great talks lined up! The schedule is available on our [website](https://perlconference.us/tprc-2022-hou/schedule/). An additional track for Raku talks will be posted later this week.
# Come to the Perl and Raku Conference in Houston!
We can't wait to see everyone IN PERSON at the 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, and organizers are hopeful to continue with a core of Perl 5 and Raku moving forward. It's worth noting that volunteers run this event, and talks are also given by volunteers. The presentations at the conference have been submitted during our Call For Presenters (CFP) and selected by organizers who volunteer to be on our talks committee. Generally, there are 2 to 3 simultaneous presentations (20-50 minutes long) on various topics throughout each main event day. We offer full masterclass tutorial sessions for an additional fee before and after the conference.
# Plan Your Stay
**Where:** The Hilton Houston North, 12400 Greenspoint Dr, Houston, TX 77060.
**Register:** for the conference by going to [https://tprc.us/tickets](https://tprc.us/tickets)
**Stay:** Part of the conference is paid for by room reservations. We have negotiated discount rates through the hotel: [https://tprc.us/hotel](https://tprc.us/hotel).
**Travel:** Houston has *TWO AIRPORTS*. We recommend traveling to George Bush Airport (IAH) if you have a choice. Hilton Houston North provides shuttles from IAH. Hobby Airport (HOU) is on the other side of the city and requires additional travel after you land.
# Attend a Master Class
We are excited to offer the following day-long classes surrounding the conference:
* [Creative, Compelling, and Confident: Becoming a Better Public Speaker](https://tprc2022.sched.com/event/yj4M/creative-compelling-and-confident-becoming-a-better-public-speaker)
* [Intro to Perl for existing coders](https://tprc2022.sched.com/event/yj52/intro-to-perl-for-existing-coders)
* [Introduction to Go](https://tprc2022.sched.com/event/yjIN/introduction-to-go)
* [Oh Snap, I'm management. Now what?](https://tprc2022.sched.com/event/yjJ9/oh-snap-im-management-now-what)
Space is limited for these masterclasses. Be sure to register for them while registering for the conference: [https://tprc.us/tickets](https://tprc.us/tickets).
# Sign up for a lightning talk
Lightning Talks are short, 5 minute, talks that may be serious, funny, or both. They may be given by experienced speakers already giving full length talks or by first time speakers just starting out (this is a great way to get started if you have something to say). If you are a first time speaker you will win a tie with an experienced speaker when the schedule is made, if it comes to it. Today’s first time speaker could be tomorrow’s keynote speaker! [Sign up here.](https://tprc.us/lightning)
# Health and Safety
The safety of our attendees is a top priority for us. We've been away for three years. As we return to in-person conferences, we want to ensure everyone is safe. Houston has moved to [Level 3](https://covid-harriscounty.hub.arcgis.com/).
For your safety and the safety of other attendees, all speakers and attendees should be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Masking policies may change to match county standards. [Visit our website](https://tprc.us/covid/) for more information.
# Call for Sponsors!
A donation to The Perl Foundation contributes to the Perl Conference in Houston and aids our other outreach programs. Perl Foundation Sponsors will get recognition for supporting The Perl Conference and our regional Perl Workshops, beginner training initiatives, and 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 can 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.
We will provide sponsors of $500 or more a table at our sponsor expo and job fair.
# How to reach our organizers
* Visit our website: https://tprc.us
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