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  • I quote from the Call for Papers.

    If your talk is much longer than 30 minutes, please consider breaking it into 30-minute parts, to accommodate our schedule.

    The fixed slot size is something we used for NPW and in my opinion it worked very well. We want to give speakers/attendees the maximum outcome of a conference by creating exposure, if one third of your conference time is spent in a tutorial you miss out on a lot of other exciting activities. And some people might skip or leave early from longer running sessions, leaving the speaker hanging - so in order to accommodate speakers and attendees we are using this model.

    And no pun intended, but many of the speakers are amateurs and we do not want them to break their necks when speaking for the first time at a conference.

    And speakers are also attendees and vice versa, so we just want everybody to be able to give and receive, hopefully serving everybody's best interests.

    We attempt however to be VERY flexible, so please address such concerns with us.

    Another thing, I personally really want you to attend so I will do a lot to remove such obstacles.

    So please let me know what I can do and I will get cracking...
    • Unfortunately my main talk isn't something I can split. It's already a long talk, and because it generates some healthy discussion, can last a little longer.

      I'm still planning on attending, but more likely using my own resources, and not those of my employer. Hence why I was thinking about those attendees who are in a similar position, who aren't previous speakers or recognisable members of the community. What are they looking for in a YAPC conference, and how can we give them the right experience that the