The WordCamp Sacramento Call For Speakers Closes Soon!

Apply to Speak At WordCamp Sacramento

If you’ve been putting off submitting an application to speak at WordCamp Sacramento 2017, thinking you’ll get to it later, or fill out the form on the weekend, STOP IT!

Don’t keep putting it off because suddenly you’ll look at the calendar, see the Call For Speakers deadline has passed, and both you and I will be very sad. Please carve out some time to sit down, fill out the speaker application, and send us your talk ideas.

Also, here are a few tips to help you out:

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Need A Good Topic So You Can Apply To Speak At WordCamp?

Help Choosing Speaking Topic

WordCamp Sacramento is happening September 16-17, 2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center and we’re expecting the largest attendance yet.

The event details are coming together and I am so excited about this year’s event! So many awesome things are in the works, like a WordPress contribution day and an all day Beginner Track, actually teaching attendees how to use WordPress.

The Call For Speakers opened last week and I have already heard from several members of our community that they are interested in applying to speak, but aren’t sure what topic would be best. Well don’t fret! We have some ideas.

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Call For Speakers Is Now Open And You Should Apply

Call for Speakers open for WordCamp Sacramento 2017

It’s our mission to have WordCamp Sacramento represent the passion, talent, and diversity of our community, and we want you to be a part of it! We are looking for speakers to share their knowledge, skill, experience, and stories with our welcoming community at WordCamp Sacramento, happening September 16-17, 2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Talks for all skill levels and all topics will be considered. Presentations will be a mix of approximately 30-45 minute sessions and 10-minute lightning talks. We’re specifically looking for talks covering development, design, tools and resources, and blogging.

Tips for a Great Speaker Application

We do not require you to be famous, an expert, or a developer, or specifically credentialed, or anything like that. If you haven’t spoken at a conference before, don’t let that hold you back! All we ask is that you be able to present your chosen topic passionately and respectfully.

  • Enter a detailed presentation description. Descriptions that are vague or incomplete may not be considered.
  • Submit your proposed Title and Description, and your bio in third person, as if it were the final version to be printed or posted on the website.
  • Please do not include notes to the organizers in your presentation description. We’ll have a separate field for notes if you need to send us a message.
  • Please do not submit a presentation that is already on or you have given previously in the Northern California region.
  • Your talk should be directly related to WordPress, or immediately applicable and relevant to our audience.
  • Skip the hype, talks about making money, and “killing it.” Focus on helping people do more with WordPress and do better with WordPress.
  • Spell WordPress correctly (capital_P_dangit)!
  • Follow the instructions outlined above.

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Sponsors Needed For WordCamp Sacramento

Call For Sponsors

Sponsoring WordCamp Sacramento is a great opportunity to demonstrate your support for the WordPress community. To keep costs down for our attendees, we look to sponsors to help make WordCamp an exciting part of our thriving open-source community.

For 2017, we’re expecting 500 attendees.

Event attendees are made up freelancers, entrepreneurs, small businesses, consultants, designers, developers, bloggers, copywriters, and hobbyists, as well as employees and team members from large organizations and corporations who work with WordPress. Skill level and experience with the WordPress platform range from those brand new to WordPress working on their very first website to savvy-professionals who make their living with WordPress.

Sponsoring WordCamp shows our local WordPress community that you care about their success and about supporting the open source platform we all love. Plus, let’s be honest, it makes you look pretty awesome!

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Become A Volunteer At WordCamp Sacramento

Call For Volunteers

Like all WordCamps, WordCamp Sacramento is planned, organized, and run by volunteers from our local WordPress community — and a critical part of making WordCamp Sacramento a success is our day-of event volunteers — and we need your help!

As a volunteer, you’ll help our event run smoothly, make sure our attendees have a great time, and bolster our local WordPress community. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet more people in the community, deepen relationships, and give back to the open source software we all use and love.

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Welcome To WordCamp Sacramento

WordCamp Sacramento 2017

In the summer of 1967, 100,000 people converged in San Francisco’s neighborhood Haight-Ashbury, and many other groups gathered across the United States, in Canada, and in Europe, all to create social change and embrace equality. This social and cultural phenomenon was called The Summer of Love.

During this transformative time, creativity flourished, there was an emphasis on sharing and community, and there was a feeling that anything was possible. The message sent to the world was one of love, peace, understanding, freedom, compassion, and respect.

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

Just as the Summer of Love was a gathering of people from all walks of life working together and sharing with sense of community to create something wonderful for the world, WordCamps are gatherings of people of all skill levels and walks of life working together and sharing to create something wonderful for the WordPress community.

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