Speaking at DjangoCon Africa

Our Call for Proposals is now open! Submit your talk or tutorial proposal from Thursday 31 May to Wednesday 12 July anywhere in the world, and encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same.

Need help with your proposal? We’ve got mentors and helpful tips on our Speaker Resources page!

Why you should speak at DjangoCon Africa

  • Speakers get a free ticket to DjangoCon Africa! (Travel costs are not included, but potential speakers are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Notification of financial aid decisions will be sent.)
  • Professionally produced video of your talk posted on our YouTube channel.
  • Professional photographer available to capture your talk.
  • Expose the Django community to new tools, practices, or ideas.
  • Expand your technical, professional, and personal networks.
  • Share your discoveries with a large audience.
  • Give something back to the Django community!


Please see our COVID-19 Policy for more information.

At this stage, we are planning for all presenters to be in Zanzibar to present their talks in person. Things can always change depending on how the pandemic progresses throughout the year.

Proposing for DjangoCon Africa

Selection process

We’ll choose a selection of talks and tutorials that we think will make for the most enjoyable and engaging programme for our attendees. Volunteers from the Django community will be invited to help us select talks that will be interesting and useful to our attendees. Community volunteers and conference organizers will review anonymized submissions and together decide which talks to accept.

Talks (November 7th, 8th, & 9th)

Duration: 20-25 minutes or 40-45 minutes

We are looking for original and exciting talks that can benefit the diverse interests of our audience. Don’t feel confined to Django-centric topics; we also love talks about everything Python, Open Source, Community, Web Development, User Experience, and more. If you’re a first-time attendee - don’t worry! We would love to be remembered as the conference where you started your speaking career.

Workshops (November 10th & 11th)

Duration: 2 - 3 hours

We’re open to all kinds of ideas, especially ones we haven’t thought of yet! Technical tutorials tend to be more popular, but we welcome all topics. Tutorials can be aimed at any level of experience — just be clear about what you expect people to know or have experience of.

Lightning Talks :zap: (November 7th, 8th, & 9th)

Duration: Maximum 5 minutes

Not up for a full talk or workshop? Want to give your first talk at a conference? Lightning Talks are talks under 5 minutes with or without slides on almost any topic you want! Even if you’re nervous or shy, remember: It’s a maximum of 5 minutes. Registration will take place at the conference.

Pre-conference information

You will have the option of uploading a rough transcript of your presentation about two weeks before the conference to allow the captioning team to train on any jargon used in your presentation. This is by no means required, but it will provide a more accessible experience for your audience.

The organizing team reserves the right to request a review of the draft slides at any point up to the start of the conference for any reason, including but not limited to content, message quality, and more. Failure to provide these slides in a timely manner may result in your removal from the program. We understand that the slides are draft quality and will not be shared outside of the programme and code of conduct teams.