DjangoCon Europe 2019 Announcement & Call for volunteers

We are happy to announce that the 2019 DjangoCon Europe will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. An early announcement has been posted on https://2019.djangocon.eu/ and more details will follow.

We are a small local group who are eager to engage with more people to make this happen!

There is a lot to do, but it’s very much worth it – DjangoCon Europe is an extremely friendly, open, inclusive, and informative (for beginners and advanced users alike) conference.

Here are some themes and examples of activities responsibilities that we seek help with:

  • Communications – Press, community relations, announcements, social media, attendee tools, volunteer coordination
  • Support and hospitality – Helpdesk, attendee support contact, visa help, travel management, chat support for attendees, on-site volunteer organization, speaker support
  • Financial Aid – Setup, grant selection, aid organization
  • Sponsors – Outreach to companies, organizing their logistics at the event and other types of visibility
  • Program – Committee work, talk selection, scheduling, session chairs, sprint/open space/keynote/lightning talks session organization
  • Code of Conduct – Drafting documents, handling of requests and issues
  • Diversity advocate – Accessibility considerations, outreach on-site
  • Team – Venue contacts, child care, social events planning, on-site logistics

During a November kick-off meeting in Copenhagen (TBA), we will do the final plan of teams and tentative time schedules for all the preparations. Not least, our internal communication tools.

Join us regardless of your prior experience: this is also an opportunity to learn! In other words, you don’t have to be an expert to join in. Neither are we experts in hosting such a big event… yet!

Your location prior to the event is not significant (we can do all things that need to be done in Copenhagen itself) – the only important thing is that you have the energy and free time to help organize a wonderful DjangoCon Europe. All teams will be coordinating through online channels, even though some may also meet and work in Copenhagen if possible. The official language of all these prior activities will be English, as well as the conference itself.

Drop us a line and say hello: 2019@djangocon.eu

For general updates about the conference, follow @djangoconeurope on Twitter. To keep updated with our preparations in Copenhagen, the kick-off meeting and further physical and virtual organizing meetings, follow @djangocph or reach out to us on Freenode IRC #djangocph.

Emil Kjer, Benjamin Bach, Sarah Braun, Víðir Valberg Guðmundsson, Sean Powell, Thomas Steen Rasmussen

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