pretalx is open source software, which means you can host your own instance without paying a dime … apart from your time, and your nerves, and the server costs, that is.

You can instead choose to use our hosting service here at, as a range of other events already do.

Apart from our usual standard rate for events, we also offer a reduced price for community events. Community events are those events that don't aspire to make a profit, are run by community volunteers, and aren't backed by a company. This cheaper price is made possible by the professional rate, for events backed by a professional company. There is feature parity between both of these packages.

Self-hosted Standard rate Community rate
Pricing per event
EUR ??? EUR 850 EUR 450
Flexible Call for Papers
Customizable rating and selection process
Unlimited users and submissions
Communications with speakers
Build and release a schedule
Full API access
Email support
A team keeping your site running
Free, up-to-date HTTPS certificates
Fast, automatic updates
Documentation Get started Get started
Please note: Depending on your location, VAT or other taxes will be added to all of the prices above. Our services are only available to businesses and similar entities, not to single end users.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the pricing apply per event or per year?

The price applies per event – but if you plan to have more than one or two events per year, please get in touch, and we'll figure something out.

What's the difference between the standard and community rates?

Events using pretalx at the standard rate make it possible for us to offer the community rate to smaller non-profit events which could not afford the standard rate. There is feature-parity across rates and we do not restrict features or access for events paying less.

What happens to our event schedule once the event is over?

While we only guarantee to make your schedule and event pages available for six months after your event in our usual Terms of Service, we do not usually deactivate events – should we ever start, we will contact you ahead of time, and will provide you with a static export of all data.

Can we use our own domain instead of

Absolutely! You'll need to choose a subdomain like, or Please get in touch once you have started setting up your event, and we'll give you instructions on how to set up your domain.