For the third WordCamp Europe, we’re excited to bring ever more brilliant speakers on board to make it happen. The event will be held in Seville from June 26 to 28 and will bring together more than 1000 designers, developers, business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing experts, bloggers, and educators with a passion for WordPress from all across Europe.
Speakers from Europe (and beyond) are invited to submit to speak on any topic related to WordPress (and beyond)!
Talk Format & Submission Guidelines
As WordCamp Europe is an opportunity to showcase the best of WordPress, and of WordPress in Europe, we want speakers that are experienced and we look forward to well-prepared and presented applications. Full-length sessions will be 25 minutes long with 10 additional minutes will be provided for questions from audience. If you have more than one idea, submit them all, we’ll pick the one we like best. Please send one submission per talk.
What we’re looking for
We want to see topics that are well-presented as a story, that dig into a specific area while still inspiring the audience. After the event, we want to send our audience home fired up and inspired to wrangle new technology, implement a new business strategy, or get involved with the WordPress community even more.
Have one in mind already? Well go on then, apply now!
To help you prepare your submission, here are some example topics that we believe are interesting to our audience:
- Broader Horizons for WP developers – new languages, paradigms, and tools, that inspire us to be better WordPress developers.
- WordPress REST API
- Developing larger projects with WordPress – both team and technical challenges, e-commerce solutions, complex web applications.
- Real-world stories of automated testing (end-to-end, integration, browser, unit).
- Server setup and new stacks (HHVM, containers, deployment).
- Learning – approaches for staying up-to-date with WordPress and the web development worlds.
- Effective design processes and approaches (mobile-first, data-driven design, designing in the browser)
- Designing user experiences for multiple devices/platforms (cohesive UX)
- New trends in web standards and how to make a good use of them (HTML5, CSS, SVG)
- Responsive web design & web typography
- Client-Designer relationship management & the changing role of the designer
- Strategies for business growth & challenges of growth (real-world stories and case studies will be great)
- People management (customer service, developers, distributed teams)
- Pricing & product strategies (competition analysis, differentiation, upselling, cross-selling, etc)
- Brand & reputation management (how to build a strong brand, crisis management, etc)
- Business optimization tips for freelance developers (all that paperwork and how to deal with it)
Content / Marketing / Community
- Successful content strategies
- Landing page optimizations
- Email marketing/Building a subscription
- Social Media Management
- Practical guide for getting involved with the community
NOTE: These topics are just for inspiration – they’re not exhaustive. We encourage you to submit a proposal based on your expertise, not what you think we want to see. If you want to discuss your idea ahead of submission you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re expecting your awesome speaking proposal by 28 February 2015. All candidates will be contacted by 16 March. Oh, and don’t buy your ticket just yet. All approved speakers get a free ticket for the event.
Excellent! See you soon!