Call for Speakers

WordCamp Boston is a community event that brings together designers, bloggers, developers, artists, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and educators from all across New England. It’s our mission to have WordCamp Boston represent the passion, talent and diversity of that community, and we want you to be a part of it!

Talks for all skill levels will be considered, and a presentation on things you learned setting up your very first website can be just as valuable as a technical walk-through of how user capabilities and roles are implemented within WordPress.

This year, we’re aiming to have a full track devoted to WordPress’s use in Higher Education, and a half-day track Saturday morning for people new to WordPress. If you’re submitting a talk for one of these tracks, make sure to select which in your submission.

Want to volunteer to be on a panel for a pre-defined topic? Check out our panelist form.

What We Look For

Let’s reiterate that we do NOT require you to be famous, or “expert,” or a programmer, 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.

We do have some general guidelines for talks, though, and here they are: Your talk should be…

  • directly related to WordPress, or immediately applicable and relevant to our audience
  • respectful of the WordPress community, the WordCamp code of conduct, and the GPL
  • something that interests you, that you want to share!

Event Details

  • Talks will be a total of 45 minutes, but expect to leave about 15 minutes for Q&A.
  • Talks will be on Saturday July 22nd & Sunday July 23rd.
  • We plan to record all talks and post the videos to WordPress.tv. Speakers will need to sign an A/V release form prior to giving their presentation.
  • Speakers will be offered free admission to WordCamp Boston, but will not be otherwise compensated.

The speaker form has closed! We’ll be contacting speakers shortly and will announce them soon. Contact us if you have any questions about the process.