Thanks for your interest in speaking and helping us put on an amazing WordCamp Seattle!
We are actively seeking a wide variety of topics and a diverse speaker pool. No speaking experience is required to apply.
If you submit a proposal, here’s what you need to know:
- Speakers get a free ticket to WordCamp and an invitation to a pre-party but are not otherwise compensated.
- Sessions cannot be sales pitches for your product or services.
- Each session will be recorded and submitted to WordPress.tv, so you’ll need to sign an A/V release form.
- We will request presentation slides for review a few weeks before WordCamp. Make sure you can meet that deadline.
- WordCamp Seattle has a Code of Conduct which applies to all participants at all WordCamp Seattle events.
Tips for Applying
- Not sure what to pitch? Check out the list of suggested topics.
- Make sure you consider the most appropriate format for communicating your topic.
- We’ll be running potential speaker workshops on June 10 (Women’s Study Group), June 20 (Big Meetup on Beacon Hill), and June 21 (South Sound WP Meetup).
- Want more tips? Check out our blog post on “Tips for Submitting a Strong Speaker Pitch.”
How Speakers Are Selected
Once the application closes on August 5, a volunteer will anonymize all submissions into a form listing the the topic, audience, format, and description. WordCamp volunteer organizers will rate each session based on the topic, assumed interest to attendees, and quality of application.
Starting with the highest-rated applications, the speaker team will assemble a list of speakers and topics that will provide attendees a broad variety of engaging and interesting sessions. Selected speakers will be invited some time after August 21 and must RSVP by September 2.
If you’d like to propose multiple topics, please submit the form multiple times, once for each topic.
Speaker submissions will be accepted before August 5, 2017.