Apply to Speak

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, 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

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.

Speaker Application

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.

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

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

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

Write the description as if it’s for the final session schedule (~80-200 words). Include additional details only as needed.

Your Details

Please write bio in third person for the website speaker profile if you’re selected.