In Search of a Few More Good Speakers

We’ve received some exciting speaker submissions so far, but we’re still searching for even more dynamic speakers to round out our roster and bring you a rockin’ WordCamp in October.

We’re looking for speakers who can teach WordPress best practices, open people’s eyes to what WordPress can be, and speak about all the other things that come with running a WordPress site or business (social media, analytics, consulting, collaboration, etc).

Below are a few topic ideas that would be a good fit for our audience and might help get your creative juices going:

  • What is the life span of WordPress themes, frameworks, and plugins? How to choose components for stability and longevity and how to deal with a website (and clients) when important tools go away
  • When to do-it-yourself in WordPress and when to get professional help
  • Good and bad practices in responsive WordPress design and development
  • Getting started as a freelance business – how to break into it
  • Using GitHub and other development tools
  • Intro to plugin development
  • WordPress for Kids – introducing the next generation to the wonders of WordPress
  • Lessons learned from doing __________ with WordPress / YOUR WordPress story
  • Hiring and working with people to help with WordPress

But don’t let this limit your imagination! Deadline to submit your proposal is Midnight, September 1st. CLICK HERE to fill out the speaker application form.


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If you’ve seen someone who you think would be a great speaker at WordCamp, share their info with us below, and we’re happy to reach out to them directly!

 

Call for Speakers

Deadline extended to Midnight OF September 1.

We are happy to announce that WordCamp Seattle 2016 is officially accepting speaker applications. We are currently looking for speakers who want to share their knowledge with over 700 attendees. We want you to be a part of it! If you’ve ever even vaguely thought it would be fun to speak at a WordCamp about something of interest to the community, why not apply to speak?

Here are a few ideas to keep in mind when sending us a description of your amazing talk:

  • Nothing’s too small, but some topics are too big: You should plan to be able to deliver your talk in about 30-40 minutes with time for questions. However, if your idea is for a very short talk, please apply. We’ll have some micro-slots available.
  • Describe your audience and your talk: You should be able to describe what type of WordPress user will benefit from your talk. Are you talking to devs? Bloggers? Both? Also, please summarize what you’re planning to say in one medium-sized paragraph. It makes it easier for us to review. Thanks 🙂
  • Don’t be sketchy: have a look at the agreement among WordCamp organizers, speakers, sponsors and volunteers. It’s all common sense, but good to keep in mind.

The deadline to submit proposals is Midnight PDT on August 1.

We are looking for a great and diverse speaker submission pool. Both new and experienced WordCamp speakers are welcome to apply, although we prefer you have some experience presenting to a group (such as giving a talk at a local Meetup). This year we will have tracks devoted to Design, Development, and Optimization, plus the opportunity to contribute to WordPress. If you’d like to propose multiple topics, please submit the form multiple times, once for each topic.

Add WordCamp Seattle to your calendar and we hope you will apply to speak!

 

Before submitting your speaker proposal, please log in to WordCamp.org using your WordPress.org account*.

If you don’t have an account, please create one.

* This is your account for the official WordPress.org website, rather than your personal WordPress site.

 

 

WordCamp Seattle Announced

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Seattle 2016 is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp Seattle will be held October 29-30, 2016 at the Conference Center at the Convention Center in downtown Seattle.

Subscribe using the form in the sidebar to stay up to date on the most recent news. We’ll be keeping you posted on all the details over the coming months, including speaker submissions, ticket sales and more!

What is WordCamp anyway?!

WordCamp Seattle brings together WordPress enthusiasts from around the Northwest for two days of education, edification, and community. Whether you’re a developer, a designer, a consultant, an agency, a blogger, or a publisher, WordCamp will take your WordPress skills and enthusiasm to the next level.