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Speaker Mentorship Programme

As a diverse and inclusive community EuroPython offers support for potential speakers who want help preparing for their contribution. To achieve this end we have set up the speaker mentorship programme.

We are looking for both mentors and mentees to be a part of the programme.

Applications will remain open until Sunday 20th March, 2022.

The mentorship programme comprises of two key activities:

1. Workshops

First Time Speaker Workshop - 21 June 2022 (Tuesday) [Registrations now open]:

The main topic of the First Time Speaker Workshop will be “how to prepare and deliver an effective talk”.

In the workshop, we'll have experienced speakers from EuroPython community to share their know-how how you can deliver an effective talk. We hope this will help you pick some tricks of the trade before your presentation at EuroPython 2022.

Note: To register, please check out the last two emails sent you by the programme team and sign up via the form provided there. The session will take place over zoom and on 21st June 2022. If you face any issues then feel free to send an email at

Ask Me Anything about CFP workshop - 23 March 2022 (Wednesday):

We encourage anyone who has no or little experience submitting to EuroPython's CFP to join and ask questions. Questions can range from talk ideas, what makes a good proposal to what is the selection process of the talk.

A recording of the session will be made available after the event.

2. The One-to-One Mentorship Programme [closed]

This programme is now closed, but, we'll be back with an even bigger programme in 2023

A mentee needing help will be matched with an experienced mentor. The mentor's job will be to facilitate and support the mentee so they are able to contribute to EuroPython with confidence. It is not the job of the mentor to tell the mentee what their contribution should be (that's for the mentee to decide). Rather, the mentor is a guide, supporter and source of help.


To become a Mentor you need to fill in the application form here

We expect mentors to have past speaking experience at conferences similar to EuroPython.

For mentors who take on a mentee, we expect you to provide 4 one-hour sessions with your mentee to:

  • Prepare their CFP submission.
  • Review their CFP before submission.
  • If your mentee is selected, help them prepare the talk. Otherwise, help them submit their talk to another meetup/conference should they wish to.
  • Help your mentee rehearse for their talk.

You will also be invited to join the panel of the Webinar Workshops.


If you require help when contributing to EuroPython, especially if you are from an underrepresented or a marginalized group in the tech industry, please fill in the form here.