The JuliaCon2018 committee is soliciting volunteers for the proposal-selection committee. Volunteers will read anonymized proposals and evaluate them for their likely interest to the Julia community. Final selections will be made via several virtual meetings. It is also anticipated that volunteers will help select recipients of presenter travel scholarships. If you would like to serve in this capacity, please fill out https://goo.gl/forms/h77xcrqoyEpIP6TO2.
Also as an important heads-up: proposals are flowing in at a satisfying rate. We know that many conferences use a “soft” deadline, extending it to allow stragglers to get their proposals in a few days after the deadline. We have done that in some past years, but if we have all the proposals we can plausibly review by the time of the deadline (April 30), then it is likely that we will simply close the CfP. As a consequence, if you’re hoping to present at JuliaCon, we strongly urge you to get your proposal in by the deadline.