Welcome Sacramento Bloggers!
Jennifer Bourn here! I’m lead organizer for WordCamp Sacramento 2017, founder/partner of Bourn Creative, and blogger at Inspired Imperfection. I can’t tell you how excited I am that you’re here, because I’ve got something totally awesome cooked up for this year’s event and I’m really hoping you’ll be a part of it!
WordCamp attendees are made up freelancers, entrepreneurs, small businesses, consultants, designers, developers, full-time bloggers, side-hustle bloggers, copywriters, and hobby bloggers, 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 or blog to savvy-professionals who make their living with WordPress.
This year, for the first time, I want to offer a Moderated Expert Blogging Panel Discussion specifically for the bloggers in the audience. Not a boring panel discussion with all audience-asked questions, but a powerful, value-packed panel designed to provide insights, inspiration, and information — and to make you look amazing too!
About The Blogging Panel
The moderated blogging panel will feature bloggers who are local to the greater Sacramento region and use WordPress to power their blog. We’re looking for bloggers who are willing to share their experience and expertise around blogging lessons learned, finding your voice, tools and plugins used, strategies to monetize a blog or website, growing a community or tribe, and more.
Panelists will receive a core set of questions up front so they can prepare succinct, informative, valuable answers so you can look like a rockstar! We’ll also use a few questions submitted in advance by attendees, and wrap up with a few questions from the audience.
We’re specifically looking for a variety of bloggers, not just in blog niche or focus, but in style of blogging, types of audiences, wins, and how they have monetized their efforts. We’re also not just looking for all full-time professional bloggers, so don’t let that stop you from applying! You don’t have to be internet famous, a bloggers with years of experience, or even one with a HUGE following. WordCamp is about the WordPress community at every level, and believes every member of our community has something valuable to share.
We hope you apply.
About WordCamp Sacramento 2017
In its third year, WordCamp Sacramento keeps getting bigger and better. WordCamp Sacramento 2017, with an expected 500 attendees, will be held September 16-17, 2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center, just steps from the California State Capital, historic attractions, and amazing restaurants, as well as mere blocks from the brand new Golden 1 Center and K Street Mall.
WordCamp Sacramento is a volunteer-run conference centered around WordPress, the free and open-source software, powering approximately 27% of the internet and 75 million websites around the world. As 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, we too are embracing peace, love, happiness, and all things WordPress.
WordCamp Sacramento believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor. (Code of Conduct)
Apply To Be A Panelist!
Please complete the form below to apply for an expert panelist spot in our Blogging Panel at WordCamp Sacramento 2017! Please understand no selling or promotion of any kind is allowed from the stage or as part of this panel.
The deadline to submit your speaker application is MAY 5, 2017.
All complete, detailed applications will be reviewed by the organizing team. Everyone who submits an application will be notified of their application status by email no later than MAY 19, 2017. Please understand however that we may not be able to personally respond to each submission with a detailed response.