In case you missed it: tickets, speakers, volunteers, and sponsors

Planning for WordCamp Denver is in full swing as we head toward November and we wanted to recap some news posted in the last few weeks, just in case you missed it.

Call for Speakers (apply now)

On August 5th, Patrick posted the call for speakers. Speakers drive the content and narrative of WordCamps, and in Denver, we like speakers who have stories to tell and/or learning moments to share, no matter how much experience you have.

Explaining how you learned something can help others learn too! So if you’ve learned anything new recently, we’d love to hear from you.

The deadline for speaker applications has been extended by one week to Friday, September 23rd. Apply today.

Call for Volunteers (get in touch)

On August 10th, Amber posted the call for volunteers. Volunteers are the grease in the wheels that keep WordCamps rolling.

Whether they’re organizing, speaking, hosting rooms, running video equipment, helping people register, answering questions at the community help lounge, and more, volunteers an integral part of making WordCamp Denver a success year after year.

We’re still looking for volunteers, so if you’re interested in helping us out, get in touch.

Call for Sponsors (find out more)

On August 14th, Corrinda posted the call for sponsors. Sponsors allow WordCamps to be successful in providing awesome venues for learning, discussion, and socializing throughout the weekend. Sponsors are also the primary driver for keeping ticket prices low while getting awesome exposure to key demographics.

If you’re interested sponsoring WordCamp Denver, visit our sponsor page.

Call for Attendees (get your tickets)

On September 7th, Drew (that’s me!) posted the call for attendees, which is just a fancy way of saying “ticket sales are open!”.

$40 for a two day conference, lunch on Saturday, and even some sweet WordPress swag is a real steal. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, there’s still quite a few left. Find out more on our tickets page.

Call for Attendees (ticket sales are open!)

Ticket sales are now open for WordCamp Denver 2016! Tickets are $40 for the whole weekend.

With your WordCamp Denver ticket you’ll get access to all of the sessions, town halls, and panel discussions on Saturday and Sunday. You’ll also get lunch on Saturday and some awesome WordCamp swag to take home.

Because speaker applications are still open, we don’t have a schedule yet. Not to worry though, we’re guaranteed to have a solid list of speakers and talks to get attendees of all levels excited about WordPress.

» Get your tickets now before they’re gone!

Note: speaker applications close next week, so if you’re interested in sharing your WordPress learning moments, don’t delay, apply today. ūüėÉ

Likewise, if you’re interested in sponsoring or volunteering for WordCamp Denver, get in touch. Help us make WordCamp Denver’s 6th year a success!

Call for Sponsors

WordCamp Denver 2016, November 5-6.

This is our 6th year and WCD is more than a local event ‚Äď it’s regional.

Our 2015 event was a tremendous success. Hosting 325+ attendees with 350+ anticipated for 2016. Attendees are web-savvy professionals from a thriving and growing tech community.  Report: Colorado’s technology sector still riding high

And given Denver’s location in the region we attract visitors¬†from the local areas of Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, The Front Range, and Grand Junction as well as from Utah, Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Which¬†means a bigger reach for our sponsors too!

Being a sponsor gives you a unique opportunity to invest in the Rocky Mountain Region WordPress community.

All of our valued sponsors help to support the free and open source WordPress project by donating to WordCamp Denver. Without our sponsors, this event simply would not be possible. We have all benefited from using WordPress; now is the perfect time to give something back.

An Option For All Levels

We’ve created sponsorship levels to fit every budget from corporations to small local businesses to independent freelancers. Even if you are a small agency, restaurant, magazine, or an individual wanting to give back because you know that WordPress has helped you and your business, we have a support level for you.

Ready to Go? Need more information?

Visit the Sponsorship Page to find the sign up form and more details.

photo credit: stillfx / 123RF Stock Photo

Call for Volunteers

We’re hard at work planning for a great WordCamp and need your help!

Where Volunteers Are Needed

All WordCamps, in order to run smoothly, rely on a great team of volunteers who enjoy being involved in the WordPress community and spreading the WordPress love. ¬†We’re looking for volunteers¬†to help with everything from registration/check-in to serving as a room host¬†or recording sessions (it’s as easy as pushing a button at the beginning of each talk!) to being present in our community lounge. If you’re willing to be a triage person¬†– helping anywhere you’re needed (hopefully no medical skills necessary) – that’s even better!

Volunteers can help for an hour or two, or help out for the entire event. ¬†Either way, you’ll be part of making WordCamp Denver great.

Volunteer Perks

Volunteering at a WordCamp is a great way to meet new and interesting people in the WordPress community. ¬†You’ll get:

  • A¬†behind-the-scenes look at how the WordCamp magic happens.
  • Recognition for your efforts – give us your Twitter handle and we’ll tweet¬†a special “Thank You” shout out.
  • Free WordCamp admission.
  • A special volunteer badge so everyone at WordCamp knows how awesome you are.

Ready to dive in?

If you think you might be interested in volunteering for WordCamp, please fill out our volunteer form on the Volunteer Page. ¬†Once we’ve received your information, our volunteer coordinator¬†will be in touch with extra information.

Be Awesome – Volunteer Now

Call for Speakers

TLDR; Speaker applications for WordCamp Denver 2016 are now closed.

WordCamps are an opportunity to learn about new technology; make connections with designers, developers, freelancers, copy-writers, agency owners, and site builders; as well as get involved in your local WordPress community.

To do that we need members in our community to step onto a stage and share their story. You don’t need to have a special degree or credentials. You just have to have a learning moment that you’re willing to share.

  • Did you get hacked? Tell us what you learned?
  • Did you learn the secrets of content marketing? Can you distill them into a top 10 list?
  • Do you develop custom themes for small businesses? What are the most time consuming parts of that process and how do you speed it up?
  • Did you find the perfect 4 plugins for any site? What are they and are there any tricks to installing them?
  • Did you have a client from hell and you put in place rules to never have one again? What are those rules and how well have they worked?

We’re going to have 4 types of talks:

  • Development (coding, hosting, test sites, etc)
  • Design (color & design theory, theme design, etc)
  • Business (profit optimization, running a team, working with freelancers, etc)
  • Growth (SEO, SEM, content marketing, social media, etc)

If you’ve had a learning moment and it relates to one of the topics above we’d love to have you.

We’re also planning a townhall track which will be an hour long Q&A on a designated topics. If you’re willing to be in the hot seat in a townhall session please mention it in your application.

Update: Applications to speak at WordCamp Denver 2016 have closed.

Save the date: WordCamp Denver 2016 will be held November 5-6

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Denver is officially on the calendar for November 5-6 at the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown!

The organizing team has been in pre-planning for a couple of months now and it’s time to officially kick things off.

We’ll be posting calls for speakers, volunteers, and sponsors in the next few days, as well as opening ticket sales, so keep an eye out for those updates on the blog.

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See you in November!

Your WordCamp Denver organizers:

Drew, Corrinda, Patrick, Jeremy, Michael, Leah, Gordon, and Amber