Speaker submissions are now closed!
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!