"YAPC::NA 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin":http://yapcna.org/ is just six weeks away. With this years conference upon us, it is time to plan for 2013. The call for venue is officially open! The TPF Conference Committee will be accepting bids today through June 1st 2012.
What is YAPC::NA?
YAPC::NA is an annual Perl-focused conference held at various locations throughout North America. The conference is a grassroots symposia on the Perl programming language promoted by "The Perl Foundation":http://perlfoundation.org/.
What is the "Call for Venue"?
Each year "Perl Mongers":http://pm.org/ groups bid to host the conference for the upcoming year in the location of their choosing. The "Call for Venue" is The Perl Foundation's official invitation for groups to send in their bids.
How do you submit a bid?
The best place to start researching is the "bidding details":http://yapc.org/yapcna.html page at "yapc.org":http://yapc.org/. While there, you'll find links to the "venue requirements":http://tpf.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/yapc/Bidding.pm and the "review criteria":http://yapc.org/yapc-crit.txt. You can do a little more research and peek at previous bids by searching the 'yapc' tag at The Perl Foundation blog.
Also, feel free to post your questions to this blog post or email tpf-conferences (at) perl (dot) org. If you know a previous organizer, it might not be a bad idea to chat with he or she to get some advice and see if you are ready to host a conference.
If you think you'd like to submit a bid this year, let us know that you plan on getting one together by emailing tpf-conferences (at) perl (dot) org so that we know that there might be a bid coming and so that we can help you get the bid together by the deadline.
After your done and have your bid together, just email it to tpf-conferences (at) perl (dot) org. Remember, the deadline is June 1st 2012.