Call for Sponsors

WordCamp Denver 2016, November 5-6.

This is our 6th year and WCD is more than a local event – 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.

To stay up to date on what’s coming up for WordCamp Denver, we suggest you subscribe to blog updates using the form in the sidebar.

See you in November!

Your WordCamp Denver organizers:

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