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WordCamp Europe is looking for speakers

Want to speak in front of 3000 people? Have experiences to share including topics like development, building websites with WordPress, design, business, community, content or maybe some other interesting topic? Then don’t wait but apply to speak at WordCamp Europe, or learn more in the official announcement.

This year, WordCamp Europe is taking a slightly different approach on selecting speakers. That’s why we’re inviting teams of community representatives to help us review the applications. Speaker selection panels will be asked to review different categories. We’ll have panels for Development, Design, Business, and Community. We also have an “Other” category for those that doesn’t fit neatly into the other categories.

All applications are subject to blind voting of a specific team mentioned above, which then makes their suggestions to the speakers team. Speakers team will use recommendations to build a schedule, but will look beyond just recommendations – they will also look for quality and experience of each speaker proposed, how the topic fits in the overall schedule, its relevance to WordCamp Europe audience and speaker roster diversity.

Call for speakers is open until 27th January 2017. Speaker selection process will take place in February and speakers will get informed early March.

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WordCamp Nairobi Registration Deadline Extend

We are excited about the upcoming WordCamp that will take place at the heart of the tech hub of Africa, Nairobi. WordCamp Nairobi is just but few days away and the organizers had closed tickets registration on 25th to enable planning and eventually host a successful WordCamp.

However, we do not want to lock anyone out we’ve realized that we’ve a few more tickets left to send out. Please note – this is the last bunch. Once these are gone, they are gone. And we’re extending registration till the 28th of November.

If you want to join the community at the Silicon Savannah, then this is your chance, Grab your ticket now and let’s meet in Nairobi.

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Tickets for WordCamp US Are Still Available!

Everyone is excited about the upcoming WordCamp US, the official annual WordPress conference, that is returning to Philadelphia for the final time on December 2-4. Not only does this event bring in WordPress enthusiasts from across North America (and the world), but it comes complete with inspirational presentations from thought leaders across our field. The annual “State of the Word” will be given by WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg, and if you want to grab a ticket to see all of this in person there is still time.

We’re excited to see everyone there, so keep an eye on the WordCamp US site (and/or follow the @WordCampUS twitter account) for updates as we get closer to the day!

Not able to be there in person, but don’t want to miss any of that awesome content? We’ve got you covered. There are live streaming tickets available, too!

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Get your ticket for WordCamp Europe 2017

WordCamp Europe 2017 will be happening in the beautiful city of Paris, nicknamed the “City of Light”, from 15–17 June 2017. The first batch of 2,000 tickets for WordCamp Europe 2017 is on sale, with 500 already gone.

WCEU 2016 in Vienna has been a huge success, with over twice as many attendees than WCEU 2015! This surge in interest surprised a lot of us, and hundreds were left without a ticket, even after we expanded the conference to the neighbouring Leopold museum. We’re expecting the Paris event to be bigger and better than ever, and you don’t want to miss out just because you forgot to get your ticket in time.

To get your ticket, simply visit our tickets page and get your ticket today. If you’re still thinking why should you come to Paris, in this article we gave you 3 (of many) reasons to visit.

See you in Paris!

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Experimenting with a Town Hall Track at WordCamp Denver

As part of building WordCamp Denver’s schedule this year,  we (the organizers) have decided to experiment with a new town hall-style track format for six of our 22 sessions. Each town hall will essentially be a 50-minute topical Q&A session.

The idea of these town halls is simple: recruit experts in a variety of fields and create an open, intimate environment in which attendees can ask questions across the spectrum of those fields; and get answers.

The six town halls we’ve created each fill a 50-minute slot and cover eCommerce, growth / marketing, development, business, community organizing, and design, respectively. Following a bit of grunt work and cajoling, we think we’ve managed to bring together some of the greatest minds in WordPress to host them.

For instance:

  • Pippin Williamson and Caleb Burks will be co-hosting the eCommerce town hall, each representing a major player in the WordPress eCommerce space.
  • Cami Kaos from WordCamp Central joining local meetup organizer Jeremy Green to host the town hall on community organizing meetups and WordCamps.
  • Jon Bellah and David Hayes will be co-hosting the development town hall, fielding questions from brand new beginning developers all the way up to seasoned professionals.
  • Sonja Leix from the WordPress design team and local UX aficianado Meg Delagrange will be co-hosting our CritiquePress town hall, which is a town hall/panel discussion hybrid we first debuted at last year’s WordCamp Denver. CritiquePress’ provides solid, real-time advice on submitted attendee websites.
  • Tracy Malone and Amber Hinds will be co-hosting the Growth / Marketing town hall, sure to be packed with useful nuggets and content marketing tips.
  • D’nelle Dowis, Miles Kailburn, and Vi Wickam will be co-hosting the business town hall, bring perspective from the freelance, small business, and agency communities.

As you can see, we’ve made a pretty good effort to make sure these town halls start off with a bang. We hope this experiment yields good results, but either way, look for a retrospective on this on the WordCamp Denver blog after the event!

WordCamp Denver is scheduled for November 5-6 and as of this writing, there were only 24 tickets left!

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WordCamp Birmingham 2016: Tickets Available Now!

WordCamp Birmingham is the the South’s oldest running WordCamp and this year’s event is October 29th. Tickets are available now!

This is a single-day event jam packed with talent, teachers, leaders, and coders. WordCamp Birmingham is all about bringing together the WordPress community in a way that we ALL can learn and share, no matter your skill level or experience. We are excited to have iThemes CEO Cory Miller as our keynote speaker this year.

WordCamp Birmingham 2016 is being held at the Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham. The lunch break has been planned to give you a chance to get out and explore a few of the nearby restaurants and sites.

This year’s event has three tracks focusing on three unique areas – all relevant to the WordPress user. So check out the Birmingham Speaker Lineup slated for the day.

Come join us for an awesome day of WordPress community building and learning. Join the #wcbam and #wpyall conversations happening on Twitter and Facebook.

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WordCamp Orlando 2016 lives again!

After some careful re-planning and discussions with our organization team and our venue/vendors, WordCamp Orlando is happy to announce we are rescheduled for November 12-13, 2016!

The camp is still being held at Rosen UCF campus. Saturday will be the networking brunch, KidsCamp, and regular sessions. Sunday will be the WordPress for Beginners and Beginning Development for WordPress workshops, along with a track of business/marketing sessions.

If you requested a refund and still want to attend the rescheduled camp, please email wordcamporlando@gmail.com no later than Monday, October 17.

If you did not request a refund, you’re good to go! Attendees who purchased a Friday + Weekend ticket will be refunded the $20 difference since we are not holding the extra day of camp.

Big thumbs up to the WCORL organization team – without you, our camp would have blown away with the hurricane for good!

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WordCamp Europe opens Call for Volunteers

After very successful WordCamp Europe this year in Vienna, Austria, we’re preparing the next one in Paris, France, happening from 15–17 June 2017. The one in Vienna was the largest WordCamp in the world welcoming almost 2000 attendees, that came from 68 countries – just amazing.

Everything mentioned wouldn’t be possible without volunteers. Last year 160 people volunteered to make WordCamp Europe as accessible to everyone as possible, because – every person matters. As WordCamp Europe 2017 in Paris will be even bigger, we will need a giant volunteer team for 2017. Our Call for Volunteers opened yesterday and we need your help.

Being a volunteer is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. It gives you the opportunity to meet and speak with attendees from all over the world, help out with speakers and much more. And volunteering is important because without you, the volunteers, WordCamp Europe couldn’t be as accessible as it is. As with WordPress who democratized publishing, allowing everyone to publish within minutes, WordCamps are the way we meet people and learn new things.

Become a volunteer at WordCamp Europe 2017!

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