Be A Speaker

Each year WordCamp Montreal strives to offer a wide variety of talks and discussions about WordPress. We are looking for people who are excited about WordPress to entertain our attendees and teach them new things.

Our call for speakers has now closed. Thank you for your submissions.

Submission Deadline: April 29, 2013
We expect to send out acceptance emails the week of May 13-18.

Why speak?

Presenting at WordCamp takes some work but is very rewarding. You get to show off how smart you are, convince people you’re worth hiring and help everyone learn about WordPress, all at the same time. Speakers also receive free admission to WordCamp.

What we’re looking for

The ideal speaker has a WordPress-related topic they are passionate about and that they can present in 45 minutes with attractive PowerPoint/Keynote slides and detailed, coherent explanations. Designers, bloggers, businesses and developers are all welcome to apply! Talks can be in English or French. Your topic should be specific to WordPress.

Show us what you’ve made with WordPress and explain how you did it, or what you learned in the process. Give us concrete examples: code snippets, 10 important lessons you learned, specific advice on how to avoid problems, etc. Nothing is too hardcore, advanced, simple or beginner-level. We’re looking for diversity.

We reserve the right to refuse any submission.

General Areas

The general fields we are hoping to cover include:

Using WordPress to blog and write.
Using WordPress to design and build websites.
WordPress plugin and core development and systems administration.
Primers on underlying web technologies (html, css, php, js) that are needed for WordPress development.

Please view last year’s schedule for example topics.

Topic ideas
Here’s a list of topics we’d love to see at WordCamp. These are just examples!

User/Blogger Track

Finding the perfect themes/plugins
HTML for bloggers
Using child themes
Monetizing your website
Attracting readers
Writing for the web
Case studies of large projects

Designer/Developer Track

Creating Bilingual sites
Design advice for WordPress
CSS tips for WordPress
Editing themes and using template tags
Creating plugins (intro or in-depth)
Releasing and/or selling themes
GPL/Free Software and what it means for WP Plugins and themes.
Intro to apache/mysql optimization

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