Last year, we had 4 panels throughout the weekend: on Design, WordPress in Higher Ed, Content & Writing, and Business. This year, we’re looking for panelists again on a lot of different topics, from plugin development, to themes, tips for new bloggers, and of course the same topics that we ran last year. But we also want to hear from you — if you have any topic suggestions for panels at WordCamp, let us know in the form below!
(Psst, if you’re interesting in being on a panel, you can apply on our Call for Panelists page!)
Continue reading Have an idea for a panel at WordCamp Boston?
If you’ve ever been to a WordCamp, you know that the talks are a huge part of the event. We love that so many people want to share their WordPress knowledge with our community, and have had amazing talks come out of WordCamp. You can even watch last year’s videos online!
Do you have a lesson, idea, or story you want to share with our audience? You should apply to speak. You don’t need to have tons of public speaking experience (or any), all we ask is that you be able to present your chosen topic passionately and respectfully (there are a few other guidelines outlined on the speaker application). If you’re unsure about a topic, we’re happy to chat it through.
Last year we tried adding two new themed tracks. This worked well, so we’re going to do it again! There will be a Saturday morning track, WordPress 101, to get people new to WordPress up-to-speed for the rest of the conference; and another track for WordPress in Higher Education. Of course, we’ll always have our informal tracks of content for developers, designers, writers, business owners… Is there another theme you’d like to see a track dedicated to? Let us know in a comment!
We’re also trying to put together some panels for general conversation on common topics. If you’re interested in volunteering for a panel, check that out.
Speaker applications close on May 31st, so you’ll have plenty of time to get your presentations done 🙂
If you or your business have benefited from using WordPress, now is the perfect time to give something back.
Sponsoring WordCamp is a great opportunity to demonstrate your support for the WordPress community. Our attendees include designers, developers, bloggers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and educators from throughout New England and across the country. In order to drive costs down for our attendees, we look to sponsors to help make WordCamp part of this thriving open-source community.
WordCamp Boston 2010 was one (very full) day of content and had roughly 400 attendees. 2011 and 2012 brought two full days of content and 500+/600+ attendees respectively. 2013 was even bigger with three days of content and 2014 & 2015 were around 450 attendees. Last year had a similar amount, again over two days. This year we are back at a bigger venue and hope for 500-650 attendees.
Check out our Call for Sponsors for more details.
We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Boston is officially on the calendar!
WordCamp Boston will be July 22-23rd at Boston University, George Sherman Union
Subscribe using the form above 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!