As you may know, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is starting one week after EuroPython 2018 in Edinburgh. Since this typically attracts many thousands of people and artists, the hotels are filling up quickly in Edinburgh.
If you’re planning to attend EuroPython, please book your hotel early. Many booking sites offer free cancellations, so there’s no risk in making reservations now, even if you decide not to come in the end.
Room allocation for EuroPython 2018
To help with this, we have partnered with the Edinburgh Convention Bureau to set aside a number of hotel rooms which are reserved for EuroPython attendees. These rooms will be held reserved until a few weeks before the conference and are also available with a free cancellation option.
The Edinburgh Convention Bureau has setup the following website for booking rooms from this allocation:
EuroPython 2018 Hotel Booking Website
(run by the Edinburgh Convention Bureau)
Update on EuroPython 2018
Meanwhile, we wanted to give you an update of where we are with the conference organization:
We are still working on getting everything setup for launching the website, opening ticket sales and the Call for Proposals (CFP).
This year the EuroPython Society (EPS) will be running the ticket sales, rather than a local organization and we are facing some challenges related to VAT taxes, which are taking longer to sort out than expected.
This is the main reason for the delay you are seeing, but we’re getting there.