Why charge for an online conference?
NumFOCUS is the non-profit organization that fiscally sponsors 33 Open Source Projects and organizes community-driven educational programs for users and developers of open source scientific tools, including PyData. Donations from PyData conferences account for a significant portion of our annual operating budget and enable us to continue giving back to the open source community.
While PyData Global has no costs for venue or catering, there are still costs associated with bringing the event online. We also need to continue paying fixed costs to keep NumFOCUS healthy so we can keep PyData alive, as well as continue supporting the open source community.
For this reason, we have chosen to sell tickets with a pay-what-you-can pricing model for individuals and a fixed rate for corporations. We hope you understand the difficult situation we are currently in and can support us during this time so that we can keep supporting you in the future.
I can’t afford to pay for a ticket. Do I have any options?
Scholarships will be granted to a limited number of attendees from underrepresented backgrounds in our community, based on an application. Beyond a ticket fee waiver, scholars will have special access to select conference sessions and opportunities designed to enrich their experience.
To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the application form.
Pricing and ticket purchases
Please answer the questions below to see pricing and buy your ticket.
For everyone attending without the sponsorship of an employer, tickets for PyData Global 2020 are sold under a pay-what-you-can pricing model. However, we ask you to please consider the following donation amounts based on your country of residence () and background.
- Working professional: $100 USD
- Student: $50 USD
To purchase your ticket, enter the suggested amount or the amount you prefer to pay pay in the 'General Admission' box. There is a minimum ticket price of $10.00 USD, which applies to all regions. Any payment under this amount will be considered a ticket-less donation.
The corporate ticket rate for your country of residence () is the following. This rate must be paid by corporations and individuals getting reimbursed by their employer.
- Corporate: $200 USD
Please purchase a ticket by inputting this amount in the 'General Admission' ticket type. Any payment under this rate by a corporation or reimbursee will be considered a ticket-less donation.