One week left for Speaker Submissions

Wow, where did the time go? The call for speakers has been open for just over three weeks, and we’ve been receiving lots of great ideas!

If there’s something you’re passionate about that you think people need to hear, let us know! We’d love to see some topics that Here are some ideas to get your gears moving:

  • How you taught yourself you build a plugin/theme
  • What challenges you face setting up a site, and how you overcame them
  • An overview of the tools you use to run your business on WordPress
  • How you setup a curriculum for teaching WordPress to students
  • Some great plugins/tools for writers who use WordPress
  • Managing a website with dozens of users

New York is full of creative people, and lots of us use WordPress in unexpected ways. If you’re an educator, artist, creative person, or anybody really, who uses WordPress, we’d love to hear your story!

Topic submissions end one week from today, Friday May 16th, at 5pm EDT (or 9pm UTC), so if you have a story to tell, please let us know!

UPDATE: Speaker submissions are now closed! Thanks to everyone who submitted a topic. We’ll be going through the entries and finalizing the speaker list over the next few weeks.

What you want to see – Reverse Call For Speakers results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the reverse call for speakers. You have helped us, the organizers of WordCamp New York City 2014, find out the kind of talks you are interested in seeing. This list also should help anyone who is asking “What should I talk about?” come up with a topic to submit in our Call For Speakers.
Continue reading What you want to see – Reverse Call For Speakers results

Call For Speakers now open

The organizing committee of WordCamp NYC would like invite all interested parties to submit a proposal in our Call For Speakers. This call will be open until May 16 at 5pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Don’t want to talk, but have an idea of a person or topic that you want to see? Fill out our Reverse Call For Speakers (UPDATE: Reverse Call for Speakers is now closed. Stay tuned for details). This will be open until April 23 at 5pm Eastern Daylight Time. We will then publish a list of topics people would like to see. We will also reach out to speakers suggested and encourage them to submit in our call for speakers.

Tickets! Get your tickets!

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! We’re excited to announce that tickets for WordCamp NYC 2014 are now on sale. There are two types of tickets available:

General Admission – $40

With each ticket, you will receive the following:

  • Two-day admission to WordCamp NYC.
  • A WordCamp NYC 2014 T-shirt
  • Lunch on Saturday Afternoon.
  • Admission to the after party on Saturday Night.

Individual Sponsor – $100

Want to show a little more love to WordPress and WordCamp? Feel the impulse to be at WordCamp? Do both at the same time by purchasing an Individual Sponsor Ticket. You’ll get everything included in a General Admission ticket, plus a seal on your attendee badge indicating your love for the WordPress community in NYC!

Tickets are limited, so what are you waiting for? Go and register for tickets today!

Sponsorship Packages now available

WordCamp NYC 2014 is looking for sponsors to help make this the best WordCamp ever!

Whether you are an individual WordPress Rock Star, a small business running your site on WordPress or a big business that makes a living from WordPress we all have one thing in common: We love WordPress!

We have all benefited from the contributions of the community to the WordPress core software, from the theme designers to the plugin developers. It would not be possible to put a price tag on these contributions, but you can help out and give.

How?

WordCamps are community-run events that need your support to be able to give the awesome content you have come to expect, while keeping ticket prices affordable for all.

We are asking for your help and support. We have support levels that everyone can afford. If you can help out (even just a bit), head over to our Sponsorship Packages page to find a level that works for you.

So if you have benefited from WordPress (and who hasn’t?) please consider a sponsorship.

Give back now, and sponsor WordCampNYC 2014!

Mark your calendar

Start spreading the news: WordCamp NYC 2014 is on!

August 2-3, 2014

It’s official, folks. Get ready for WordCamp New York City!

This year, we’re crossing the river to the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge in downtown Brooklyn. The space is world-class, and the lineup is sure to be as hot as the weather. 🙂

Be the first to know when tickets go on sale by subscribing to email updates and following us on Twitter at @WordCampNYC, on Facebook or Google+. We’ll keep you posted on all the details over the coming months, including speaker submissions, ticket sales and all that exciting stuff.

Mark your calendars for a summer date in NYC!

Speak

The call for speakers has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted. We will be in touch soon.

We are inviting the WordPress community to submit talks for WordCamp NYC 2014. This call for proposals will close on May 16 at 5pm Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4).

Diversity of voices is important, so please don’t think that you need to be a WordPress celebrity to speak at WordCamp NYC.

Selection Process

After the close of the call for proposals, the organizing committee will do a blind review of all applications. After this initial ordering, we will review the qualifications of the individual speakers and also the location of the speakers (bonus points will be given to local speakers).

We will be judging proposals based on how they align with the philosophies of WordPress and the uniqueness of the topic. While this is a conference centered around WordPress, that doesn’t mean all presentations have to be strictly about WordPress.

Yes, YOU should submit a proposal

If you are asking yourself if you should submit a proposal, the answer is a resounding YES! WordCamp NYC seeks speakers from all sorts of backgrounds including (and especially) people who have never spoken at a WordCamp before.

Want some additional encouragement? These three articles should help you out:

Expectations

We expect all speakers to follow our Code of Conduct and to understand that they are speaking to benefit the WordPress community. Additionally, all speakers will be asked to agree to allow the presentation to be recorded and shared. An offer to speak will include the full list of expectations.

Speaker Application

Please fill out the form below in as much detail as possible. We will notify all speakers.

The call for speakers has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted. We will be in touch soon.

August 2-3, 2014 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge