TPRC Newsletter - May 2021
Fri, 14-May-2021 by
# Speaker schedule published
Thank you to everybody who sent in their expressions of interest for speaking at our conference. We are pleased over 30 speakers will give talks and presentations over the three day event and details can be found on [the conference schedule](https://tprc2021cic.sched.com/)
# We want YOU to hold a BOF!
BOF stands for Birds of a Feather. These are informal get-togethers planned by attendees and can be on any topic, technical or not.
Have you got a BOF in mind? Why not set one up? Start by proposing and then promoting your BOF on the [conference wiki](http://perlconference.us/wiki). TPRC staff is happy to help facilitate a meeting space if you need it. Just reach out to us on TPF Slack or email us at [firstname.lastname@example.org](email@example.com)
# Give 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). Adding the virtual component to lightning talks should add for some extra fun! 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](http://perlconference.us/papers).
# Volunteers Needed
The Conference in the Cloud needs some volunteers! Email [firstname.lastname@example.org](email@example.com) to volunteer.
Right now we need volunteers to help moderate rooms. Room moderators monitor the chat and help coordinate audience participation during a virtual presentation. We also need individuals to help us coordinate things that might arise on the day of the event.
# About the Conference in the Cloud
The 2021 Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud will be on June 8-10. If you see #TPRCiC around on social media, that’s our tag for the conference.
At the Conference in the Cloud there will be Perl, Raku, and other related technology topics, just like you’ve seen at our in-person conferences. The Conference in the Cloud is organized and run by volunteers just like The Perl and Raku Conference. Presentations are also given by volunteers. The presentations at the conference were submitted during our Call For Presentations (CFP) and selected by organizers who volunteered to be on our talks-committee. We will have 2 or more tracks at this event with presentations (20-50 minutes long) on a variety of technical topics throughout each day.
## Registration Cost
By paying a $10 fee attendees can interact live with speakers and other attendees (during BOFs, panels, and Q&A). The $10.00 fee is inclusive of the entire event. This fee helps secure a safe event, and covers the minor costs of hosting it.
## Conference Time
In order to accommodate the most time zones possible, we have decided to go with 11AM to 6PM EDT or 15:00 to 22:00 UTC. Sched now supports time zones in their interface. Be sure to select your time zone!
## Hosting Platform
The Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud (TPRCiC) is going to be an online, interactive event hosted on the Zoom platform. The broadcast will be recorded and streamed simultaneously to [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/yapcna).
Access to the interactive conference on Zoom will only be granted to people who register in advance, agree to the Code of Conduct, and pay a $10 registration fee for the whole conference. Presentations will be streamed live to [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/yapcna) so those who can’t pay the fee or won’t use Zoom, can still access most conference content. [BOFs](https://github.com/perlconference/tprc-2021-cloud/wiki#bofs) will not be available on [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/yapcna).
# Get Your Ticket
Event tickets are available on eventbrite for $10. The $10.00 fee is inclusive of the entire 3-day event. This fee helps secure a safe event, and covers the minor costs of hosting it. [Sign up today](https://tprc2021cic.sched.com/tickets)!
# How to Reach #TPRCiC Organizers
* Visit our website: https://perlconference.us/
* Follow us on Twitter: [@PerlConferences](https://twitter.com/PerlConferences)
* Like us on Facebook: The Perl Foundation ([@tpf.perl](https://www.facebook.com/tpf.perl))
* Subscribe to the mailing list: https://perlconference.us/tprc-2021-cloud/keep-in-touch/
* Send any questions about The Perl Conference to [firstname.lastname@example.org](https://perlconference.us/tprc-2021-cloud/contact-us/). An organizer will get back to you.