Call for Speakers

WordCamp for Publishers: Denver is looking for speakers and workshop facilitators who will educate, inspire and inform attendees about topics related to using WordPress for managing publications.

The submission form below can be used to send your proposal for any type of session: a presentation with or without slides, a hands-on workshop, a demonstration of a tool or workflow, or something else. If you have multiple session ideas, please submit the form multiple times, but try to limit it to your best two or three proposals.

The deadline to submit your proposal(s) is 11 PM EDT on Wednesday May 10th, 2017. You will be notified when a decision about your submission is made, no later than May 31st, 2017. We will be working through applications in a rolling basis, so please try to submit your application as early as possible.

General guidelines for speakers and facilitators

  • Sessions should be relevant to the world of publishing with WordPress. We want a mix of talks, workshops and other sessions that will be engaging for editorial teams, site and plugin developers, and anyone who is involved in managing a WordPress publication of any size. We’re looking for innovative content that expands the knowledge of the WordPress publishing community with new and interesting ideas, tools and examples.
  • You do not need to be a professional speaker, but you should be knowledgeable about the topic you are presenting or the workshop material you are facilitating.
  • You are encouraged to apply even if you have never spoken at a WordCamp before. If you need some inspiration, take a look at some of the great talks published on WordPress TV.
  • All submissions will be reviewed by the organizer committee. We will use a “blind” submission review process to encourage diversity in speakers and topics. Be prepared to review and refine your speaker slides, workshop content or other material for your presentation with an organizer prior to the event.
  • Speakers will be provided free admission to WordCamp for Publishers: Denver and also be invited to attend a speaker dinner, but we cannot reimburse travel, lodging or other expenses at this time. Note: We are hoping to be able to offer some travel scholarships based on need for attendees. 
  • All speakers must agree to follow our Code of Conduct.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE YOU WOULD LIKE TO HEAR SPEAK? If want to nominate someone to speak, please get in touch via our Contact Form to let us know who it is, what they speak about, and a way for us to get in touch.

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.

Call for Sponsors

Let us know if you’re interested in being one of the awesome organizations that make this event possible. For the first-ever WordCamp for Publishers, we will be limiting ticket sales to 230 attendees. Because of the small attendee size, we also have a limited number of sponsorship spots. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact us soon.

Gold

$2500

Gold Sponsorships Available: Zero Spots Remaining

Gold sponsors want to make WordCamp magic happen within the publishing community. We couldn’t offer an amazing WordCamp experience without our Gold sponsors. The contribution of our Gold sponsors helps to offset the large expenses involved with organizing an event.

The Gold sponsorship is ideal for publishers and organizations in which WordPress plays an essential role. This is a great opportunity to give back to the WordPress community, chat with attendees at your own sponsor table, and get recognized for your support.

This sponsorship level Includes:

  • A designated table at the event
  • Large logo, name, and URL featured on the WordCamp for Publishers’ Website
  • Large logo included on printed event materials
  • Acknowledgement in Opening/Closing Remarks
  • Acknowledgement in Post-Event Blog (Shared via Social Media)
  • Option to include swag in attendee bags
  • 2 tickets to WordCamp for Publishers 2017

Silver

$1500

Silver Sponsorships Available: One Spot Available

We couldn’t offer an amazing WordCamp experience without our Silver sponsors either. The contribution of our Silver sponsors helps offset some of the large expenses involved with putting on an event, as well as some of the smaller expenses like lunch and more importantly, coffee.

The Silver sponsorship is ideal for publishers and organizations in which WordPress plays a key role. This is a great opportunity to give back to the WordPress community, chat with attendees at your own sponsor table, and get recognized for your support.

This sponsorship level includes:

  • A designated table at the event
  • Medium logo, name, and URL featured on the WordCamp for Publishers’ Website
  • Medium logo included on printed event materials
  • Acknowledgement in Opening/Closing Remarks
  • Acknowledgement in Post-Event Blog (Shared via Social Media)
  • Option to include swag in attendee bags
  • 1 ticket to WordCamp for Publishers 2017

Bronze

$750

Bronze Sponsorships Available: Zero Spots Remaining

Bronze sponsors are essential to making WordCamp magic happen. The contribution of our Bronze sponsors helps offset some of the large expenses involved with putting on an event, as well as some of the smaller expenses like lunch and more importantly, coffee.

The Bronze sponsorship is great opportunity for smaller publishers and organizations that use WordPress who want to give back this amazing community, while also gaining exposure and recognition among attendees.

This sponsorship level includes:

  • Small logo, name, and URL featured on the WordCamp for Publishers’ Website
  • Small logo included on printed event materials
  • Acknowledgement in Post-Event Blog (Shared via Social Media)
  • Option to include swag in attendee bags
  • 1 ticket to WordCamp for Publishers 2017

Micro-Sponsorship

$250

Micro-Sponsorships Available: 7 of 8 Available

In addition to more traditional sponsorships, we are also offering a limited number of $250.00 micro-sponsorships, which include admission for one person. These micro-sponsorships are intended for freelancers, small publishers, or WordPress fans who wish to give a little more than the cost of general admission to help make WordPress publishing community even more awesome.

This sponsorship level includes:

  • Your name or company name on the WordCamp for Publishers’ website
  • Acknowledgement in Post-Event Blog (Shared via Social Media)
  • 1 ticket to WordCamp for Publishers 2017

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Welcome to WordCamp for Publishers: Denver

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp For Publishers: Denver is officially on the calendar!

What is WordCamp for Publishers?
WordCamp for Publishers is a community-organized event bringing together folks who use WordPress to manage publications, big or small. This event will empower participants by coaching them on best practices, and encourage collaboration in building open source tools for publishers.

Who attends WordCamp for Publishers?
Anyone who actively manages a publication with WordPress will benefit from attending this event. Tracks will appeal to engineering, product, and editorial teams. Our speakers and attendees will come from national media organizations and smaller publications.

WordCamp for Publishers: Denver will be August 17-19 in Denver, Colorado. For more information, please see our FAQ.

Send us a note or subscribe via 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!