About SciPy

SciPy 2023, Scientific Computing with Python Conference, will be in Austin, TX on July 10-16. SciPy is a community dedicated to the advancement of scientific computing through open source Python software for mathematics, science, and engineering. The annual SciPy Conference allows participants from all types of organizations to showcase their latest projects, learn from skilled users and developers, and collaborate on code development. The full program will consist of two days of tutorials followed by three days of presentations, and concludes with two days of developer sprints on projects of interest to attendees.

What Can You Expect?

This year’s program tracks and that the general sessions will have talks, keynotes, lightning talks, poster presentations, BoFs, sprints, and social events.

Tutorials: July 10-11 | Conference: July 12-14 | Sprints: July 15-16

2023 Organizing Committee Members

Conference Co-Chairs

Alex Chabot-Leclerc
Julie Krugler Hollek


Dillon Niederhut
Meghann Agarwal
Chris Calloway


Paul Anzel
Ed Rogers


Juanita Gomez
Arliss Collins
Samina Trachier

Financial Aid

Scott Collis
Nadia Tahiri
Eric Ma


Paul Ivanov
Madicken Munk
Guen Prawiroatmodjo


Bonny P Mcclain
Sarah Kaiser


Brigitta Sipőcz


David Nicholson
Neelima Pulagam

Birds of a Feather

Andrew Reid
Mike Hearne


Sophia Yang
Logan Thomas
Tetsuo Koyama

2023 Track Chairs

Machine Learning, Data Science, and Ethics in AI

Fatma Tarlaci
Leland McInnes
Benoit Hamelin

Bioinformatics, Computational Biology & Neuroscience

Sambit Panda

Tending Your Open Source Garden: Maintenance and Community

Inessa Pawson
Matt Craig
Mridiul Seth
Brigitta Sipőcz

Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Physics

Mike Zingale
Matthew Feickert

Social Sciences / Computational Social Science / Digital Humanities

Folgert Karsdorp
Anna Haensch
Steph Buongiorno
Emilien Schultz

Materials & Chemistry

Leopold Tarlitz
Chaya Stern
Daniel Wheeler

SciPy Tools

Tom Caswell
Kira Evans
Madicken Munk

Earth, Ocean, Geo and Atmospheric Science

Maxwell Grover
Hillary Scannell

2023 Program Reviewers

Aaron Meurer

Abhishek Sharma


Aditya Singh

Alex Batisse

Alexander Hendorf

Allen Downey

Alyssa Columbus

Amey Ambade

Andrea de Wong

Andrea Pierré

Andrei Paleyes

Angel Pizarro

Anirudh Acharya

Anthony F Breitzman

Archana Vaidheeswaran

Aris Nivorlis


Arunav Konwar

Axel Sirota

Ayana Ghosh

Bane Sullivan

Baxter Eaves

Blaine Mooers

Bobby Jackson

Brae Petersen

Brian McDermott

Carlos Cordoba

Celia Cintas

Charles D Lindsey

Chiara Marmo

Chitaranjan Mahapatra

Chong Shen Ng

Chu Han

Chuan Yang

Daniel Chen

Daniel Huynh

David Cardozo

David Nicholson

Derek Morgan

Divyashree Shivakumar Sreepathihalli

Edward Krueger

Elijah ben izzy

Fernando Chaure

Gajendra Deshpande

Gil Forsyth

Grishma Jena

Hongsup Shin

Ian Goodale

Inessa Pawson

Jacob Schreiber

Jainam Shah

James Gaboardi

James Lamb

Jelena Milosevic

Jennifer Clark

Jim Pivarski

Jim Weiss

Jonathan Bechtel

Jorge Martinez

Juan Nunez-Iglesias

Jules S. Damji

Jyotika Singh

Kalyan Prasad

Kevin Lacaille

Kia Teymourian

kuntao zhao

Kyle Penner

Logan Thomas

Luis Medina

Matt Davis

Matt McCormick

Matthew Feickert

Maurice Benson

Maximilien Colange

Meiirbek Islamov

Meysam Asgarichenaghlou

Micaela Matta

Michael Chow

Min Khant Zaw

Moez Ali

Mongi Ben Gaid

Nabil Freij

Nadia Tahiri

Nathan Jessurun

Nezar Abdennur

Nicolas Fernandez

Nicole Brewer

Nishant Mendiratta

Olivia Dizon-Paradis

Ondřej Čertík

Peiyang Chen

Peter Sun

Philipp Schiele

Potula Chandra Shekhar Reddy

Pranoy Ray

Pushkar Sathe

Ravin Kumar

Richard Gowers

Rick McGeer

Rishabh uniyal

Rithwik Tom

Ryan Godwin

Ryan Melvin

Sanhita Joshi

Sanket Verma

Saul shanabrook

Savin Goyal

Shaswat Shah

Shreekant Jere


Shubhendu Kumar Singh

Srija Chakraborty

Steve Greenberg

Sudhindra B Deshpande

Suliman Sharif

Sultan Orazbayev

Sumanth S

Susan Devitt


Tetsuo Koyama

Thomas Martin

Tolulade Ademisoye

Tracy Teal

Valerio Maggio

Vanessa Klotzman

Yashasvi Misra

Yilin Xia

Youcef Bouharaoua

Yuanqing Wang

Yuzhu Dong


Our commitment to the PyData community is to create an inclusive and respectful conference environment that invites participation of people from all backgrounds. We welcome a diverse attendance to foster deeper discussions and build a stronger community.


D&I touches every aspect of the conference, and we have various initiatives to promote diversity and inclusivity at SciPy 2023.

The Code of Conduct is strictly enforced.

What you can do:
-Share and participate in the various ways: review talk/tutorial/poster/sprint proposals, submit talk/tutorial/poster/sprint proposals, volunteer, attend

-Share our information with affinity groups

-Contact us with any accommodation needs

-Share suggestions with us

What speakers can do:
-Set up space and headphones so that people can hear you at all times

-Repeat questions asked by an audience member in chat

-Use color-blind accessible palettes in proposals, presentations and posters

What we all can do:
-Follow our code of conduct and communicate any issues

-Use inclusive language

-PacMan Rule: include others in discussion, leave space open in circle for others to join

We invite you to share any thoughts and suggestions related to diversity by writing to [email protected].

Community Statement on Holding SciPy 2023 in Texas

SciPy 2023 is scheduled to be held in Austin, Texas, this summer. We understand that not everyone in the SciPy community supports this decision and that it may affect the choice of whether or not to attend this year’s conference.

NumFOCUS would prefer to host SciPy in a location that fully reflects our long-standing commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and belonging. Unfortunately, changing or canceling the contract with our venue for this year would incur a prohibitive financial loss. NumFOCUS is deeply regretful of the difficulty that this situation poses for the SciPy community. We will be changing locations for SciPy 2024 and hope to find a venue in a place that reflects our commitment to an inclusive culture and a diverse community.

We value the participation of each member of this community and want all SciPy attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. We will continue to uphold our Code of Conduct, which states: “NumFOCUS welcomes and encourages participation in our community by people of all backgrounds and identities. We are committed to promoting and sustaining a culture that values mutual respect, tolerance, and learning, and we work together as a community to help each other live out these values.”

Our commitment as organizers is to make SciPy 2023 as safe and inclusive as possible for all attendees, and particularly for queer, trans, genderqueer, and non-binary members of our community.

Registration Refunds and Transfers to Virtual Registration

We recognize that those who may have been planning to attend may no longer feel comfortable or safe to do so. NumFOCUS will accept “no questions asked” refunds or conversions to a virtual ticket for any reason, right up to the start of the event. If you registered at any level, including as a presenter, and at any point do not feel safe or comfortable attending SciPy 2023, your registration will be refunded in full. To request a registration refund or a conversion to a virtual ticket, please email [email protected]. If there are other travel arrangements outside of registration that you need to cancel, we will do our best to help you.

Hybrid Conference

We are pleased to again offer a virtual ticket option for the main conference. If you or someone you know would be interested in attending but cannot travel to Austin, a virtual ticket will grant access to general conference talks, lightning talks, conference slack, Birds of a Feather sessions, and exclusive online networking opportunities.

Code of Conduct

We want every attendee to have a safe, educational, and fun time at SciPy 2023. SciPy has a Code of Conduct for all attendees that details how to report an issue or concern

We hope to see you virtually or in person this year. If you have any feedback or suggestions for how we can do better, please let us know.

SciPy is brought to you by NumFOCUS, a 501(c)3 public charity in the United States. The mission of NumFOCUS is to promote sustainable high-level programming languages, open code development, and reproducible scientific research. We accomplish this mission through our educational programs and events as well as through fiscal sponsorship of open source scientific computing projects. We aim to increase collaboration and communication within the data science and scientific computing community.

To learn more about NumFOCUS, visit numfocus.org.

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