For much of the 1990s, the International Python Conference was held annually in the U.S, organized by a professional conference management firm (Foretec, a commercial subsidiary of nonprofit CNRI). The conferences were quite expensive yet reportedly lost money, so eventually Foretec stopped holding the conferences. The IPC conferences have been replaced by the volunteer-run PyCon; the O'Reilly Open Source Conference also has Python-related content. European conferences have formed, notably EuroPython and PythonUK.
(Only the 6th through 10th were run by CNRI and/or Foretec.)
- IPC 11, the 11th International Python Conference, was a track at OSCON 2003, organized by O'Reilly.
Python10, the 10th International Python Conference, was held at February 4-7, 2002 in Alexandria, VA.
Python9, the 9th International Python Conference, was held at March 2001 in Long Beach, CA
Python8, the 8th International Python Conference, was held at January 2000 in Arlington, VA
Python7, the 7th International Python Conference, was held at November 1998 at Houston, TX
Python6, the 6th International Python Conference, was held at October 1997 in San Jose, CA
Python5, Python Workshop 5, was held in November 1996 colocated with FedUnix in Washington, DC
Python4, the Fourth International Python Conference, was held at June 1996 in Livermore, CA
All earlier workshops are also found here: http://legacy.python.org/workshops/
See also http://ftp.ntua.gr/mirror/python/workshops/ for a few more links.
In 2003 the community started afresh with the PyCon series; the first one was at GW University in Washington, DC in 2003, and these have been held once a year ever since. The Python track at OSCON has continued to use the name and numbering of International Python Conferences. Also, EuroPython started in 2002 in Charleroi, Belgium.