### Time to Pack
* Plan your Stay
* Stay Connected
* Setup your Schedule
* Call for Volunteers
* Standards of Conduct
* Lighting Talks
* How to Reach Organizers
# Welcome June! Hello Perl & Raku Conference!
Summer is here and brings with it a new in person **[Perl & Raku Conference](https://perlconference.us/)** in **Houston** from **Tuesday June 21st** to **Friday June 25th**.
Talks start on Wednesday 22 morning at 9:30 am. Come earlier to **share a breakfast** together and **meet people** from the community.
During the conference you can attend presentations covering Perl, Raku and supporting languages. You can also join us to one of the Hackathon sessions or subscribe to one of the classes organized the day before and the day after the talks.
* Creative, Compelling, and Confident: Becoming a Better Public Speaker
* ~~Intro to Perl for existing coders~~ This class is now canceled.
* Introduction to Go
* Oh Snap, I'm management. Now what?
Space is limited for these masterclasses. Be sure to register for them while registering for the conference: [https://tprc2022.sched.com/tickets](https://tprc2022.sched.com/tickets)
## Plan Your Stay
**Where:** [The Hilton Houston North](https://goo.gl/maps/Ld3CHR9guUjYMEKr8), 12400 Greenspoint Dr, Houston, TX 77060.
**Register:** for the conference by going to [https://tprc2022.sched.com/tickets](https://tprc2022.sched.com/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. Hobby Airport (HOU) is on the other side of the city and requires additional travel after you land.
**Free Airport Shuttle**: Hilton Houston North provides shuttles to and from IAH. Call the main number to request the shuttle: 281-875-2222
## Stay Connected
During the conference you can stay connected using the [#yapc channel](https://kyzn.org/posts/how-to-join-yapc-on-irc-perl-org/) on irc.perl.org.
You can also join the perlfoundation on Slack in #perl. [Contact us](https://tprc.us/tprc-2022-hou/keep-in-touch/) with your email address and we can send you an invite.
On social media you can track the event using the **#TPRCHouston** tag for *The Perl and Raku Conference in Houston*. You can also follow us via [@PerlConferences](https://twitter.com/PerlConferences) on Twitter.
Another great source of information is provided via the [Conference Wiki](https://tprc.us/wiki).
Multiple In-Persons events are organized before/during and after the conference.
Browsing the wiki you will be able to find more details about such activities like:
* Arrival (and Alt) Dinner
* BOFs aka Birds of a Feather
* Bad Movie Night
* Perl Mongeresses
* Baseball: Astros vs Mets on Tuesday
* Rock Climbing
* Board Games Night: bring your favorite game and play with attendees!
* Post Conference activities
More useful information will be added to the wiki during the conference.
Do not forget to visit [The Perl and Raku Conference website](https://perlconference.us/): https://perlconference.us/
## Setup your Sched(ule)
All talks and classes are listed on [sched website](https://tprc2022.sched.com). It’s highly recommended that you create an account on sched to organize your conference.
Sched Website for 2022: [https://tprc2022.sched.com](https://tprc2022.sched.com)
Using a sched account you can bookmark talks you want to attend.
Installing the Sched Mobile App you can be sure to not miss any talks.
Registering to talks via Sched also provides useful information to the organizers to select the best room for the expected audience.
## Standards of Conduct
Our goal is to provide a place open to everyone driven by respect, collaboration and consideration.
To help us reach that goal we invite you to read the [Standards of Conduct](https://perlconference.us/soc) to know the Expected Behavior from every participant but also know how to report incidents if these were to happen.
Let’s build together a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all.
## 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/) “Stay Vigilant”.
Level 3 signifies a moderate, but controlled level of COVID-19. Per our [Health and Safety Policies](https://perlconference.us/tprc-2022-hou/health-and-safety/), attendees should be fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated individuals should mask as local rules indicate.
## Call for Volunteers!
This is your Conference. The conference is run by volunteers.
During the conference we always need some extra hands to help. Several calls for volunteers will be made at the beginning of the conference. Please come and help us.
You can email [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) to volunteer.
## Lighting Talks!
I hear the gong a comin'
It's trolling round the room
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when
I'm stuck in The TPC, and time keeps draggin' on
But that gong keeps a trollin' on the next speaker
Do you have something to say?
Do you know something the whole conference should know?
[Submit your Lighting Talk](https://perlconference.us/lightning) now to have 5 minutes in the Big Room.
## How to reach our organizers
* Visit our website: https://tprc.us
* Follow us on Twitter: @PerlConferences
* Like us on Facebook: The Perl Foundation (@tpf.perl)
* Subscribe to the mailing list: https://tprc.us/subscribe
* Standard of conducts: https://perlconference.us/soc
* Send any questions about The Perl Conference to [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). An organizer will get back to you.