# In this issue:
* Round 2 Call for Talks is open now! Due May 02, 2020 00:01 UTC
* About the Conference in the Cloud
* Cost, Timing, Platform
* Be part of it all - Organizer spots open!
* Volunteers needed
* How to Reach Us
# Call for Talks - DUE May 02, 2020 00:01 UTC
Our second and final round of talk submissions ends May 2 at 00:01 UTC. Submit your new talk topics or expansions to past talks! https://www.papercall.io/tpc20cic. Since this is an online conference, we will not accept talks for which there are existing recordings unless the submitter plans to significantly change them for this conference.
# About the Conference in the Cloud
In 2020 we’ll be hosting a special virtual conference on June 24 - 26. The 2020 Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud uses hashtag #TPRCiC, so if you see #TPRCiC around on social media, that’s our tag for the conference.
At the Conference in the Cloud, expect to see Perl and Raku presentations. Core presentation topics in the past have included Perl 5 and Perl 6 (now Raku) and organizers are hopeful to continue the same way moving forward. The Conference in the Cloud, just like The Perl and Raku Conference, is organized and run by volunteers. Presentations are also given by volunteers. The presentations at the conference will be submitted during our Call For Presentations (CFP) and selected by organizers who volunteer to be on our talks-committee. We plan to 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
Attendees who want to interact live with speakers and other attendees (during [BOFs](https://github.com/perlconference/tpc-2020-cloud/wiki#bofs), panels, and Q&A) will need to pay a minor registration fee of $10.00. The $10.00 fee is inclusive of the entire event. This fee will help secure a safe event, and help cover the minor costs of hosting it.
# Anticipated Conference Time
In order to accomodate the most time zones possible, we have decided to go with 11AM to 6PM EDT or 15:00 to 22:00 UTC. You can use this [world clock meeting planner](https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?month=6&day=24&year=2020&p1=224&p2=179&p3=16&p4=240&p5=248&iv=0) to visualize what this looks like for 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).
The conference organizers had a few goals in mind when selecting an online platform to host the Conference in the Cloud. The selected platform needed to have easy-to-use tools for administrators, as well as participants of all technical levels. It needed to offer operating support not only for macOS and Windows, but also for Linux operating systems. Given the planning time constraints and nature of the conference, organizers decided a ready out of the box solution is the best choice.
It is known that there are security and privacy concerns with the Zoom platform. TPRCiC organizers are going to do their best to set the platform up as safely as possible, while Zoom continues to improve the security of their platform. TPRCiC will be configured so that only the presenter has ability to talk and present. All others will be muted and will need to request access to speak (to ask a question or make a comment) or share video.
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/tpc-2020-cloud/wiki#bofs) will not be available on [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/yapcna).
# Be part of it all - Organizer spots open!
Planning for Conference in the Cloud is underway and we could use more help! It’s not too late to join us in planning this event! Planning takes place on TPF Slack and scheduled video meetings. If you would like an invite, email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. You can help frame the conference!
We need the following volunteers to successfully run this event:
* Room Hosts - Coordinate speakers and manage the live stream to YouTube
* Room moderators - Monitor the chat and help coordinate audience participation.
* Sponsor Coordinator - Seeks and works with sponsors for the event.
* [BOF](https://github.com/perlconference/tpc-2020-cloud/wiki#bofs) coordinator - We plan to schedule [BOFs](https://github.com/perlconference/tpc-2020-cloud/wiki#bofs) in advance this year.
# How to Reach #TPRCiC Organizers
* Visit our website: https://perlconference.us/tpc-2020-cloud/
* 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/tpc-2020-cloud/keep-in-touch/
* Send any questions about The Perl Conference to [email@example.com](https://perlconference.us/tpc-2020-cloud/contact/). An organizer will get back to you.