The Perl Conference 2019

February Newsletter

In this issue:

CFP open for talks and tutorial sessions

The Perl Conference is accepting your talk and tutorial proposals until March 1, 2019!


This year, while available, we are giving away free room upgrades to anyone who submits a talk, regardless of if it’s selected! Go ahead and submit your topic and abstract now! Organizers will review the proposals, let you know if it is accepted, and if not provide some feedback. We can’t wait to hear your proposals!


We are looking for half day and full day course leaders to cover a variety of Perl topics from beginner to advanced levels. Tutorial courses will surround the main event days, and be held on June 16, June 20 and June 21. If you are an experienced instructor or speaker, please submit your course information and payment requirements now!

Attend the TPCiP planning meeting

Ever wonder how The Perl Conference events are organized? TPCiP organizers are meeting on Feb 27 to continue working out the event details. We are opening it up for everyone this meeting so feel free to join us! You can simply observe or, even better, help us in our planning – just for the day or on a continued basis.

Join our meeting (id is 124 455 985) at 8:00pm EST on Feb 27.

Volunteers needed

We’re looking for volunteers who can help make the significance of the 20th Anniversary of Perl conferences stand-out! The selected volunteer may lead a small group of other volunteers or work individually, arrange for creation and placement of announcements/displays, lead the discussion on special activities that could be incorporated into the event, etc. The selected volunteer will help us highlight our 20th year and will also get free admission to the event’s main conference days! Please send an email to for more information about volunteering.

Register to attend The Perl Conference

Early-bird pricing has tickets at just $275 for the main 3-day conference event on June 17-19, 2019! The conference will be in Pittsburgh, PA with optional master-class tutorial sessions offered on June 16, 20, and 21. Early-bird pricing is valid until May 15, 2019.

There is also a Golden Ticket option that comes with perks including a free hotel room upgrade, a free conference bag, special recognition on the event website and during the conference! The cost for a Golden Ticket is $500.00.

Both early-bird and Golden Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite

*Correction: This section originally listed the early-bird pricing date as good until March 1, but you can get early-bird tickets until May 15.

Get your lodging

The conference events and recommended lodging are conveniently in one place:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown

One Bigelow Square

Pittsburgh, PA  15219

Secure your room online (preferred) at

Alternately you can call 1-800-222-TREE (8733). Be sure to  mention “The Perl Conference 2019” event.

Want to sponsor The Perl Conference?

For more information about donating to The Perl Foundation visit

Sponsors can also donate directly to The Perl Conference. Often the organizers are able to link a sponsor directly to an event at the conference ( wifi, coffee break, etc )  where the cost of the event is in line with the donation amount. Email for more information or to donate directly to this year’s event.

Sponsors of $500 or more will be provided a table at our sponsor expo and job fair.

How to reach us

Send your questions about The Perl Conference to Somebody on our organizing team will be happy to get back to you.

We can’t wait to see you back where it all began, in Pittsburgh, PA this June! #TPCiP