Become a Speaker at the Reno-Tahoe WordCamp

If you have an idea for a presentation that would be applicable to the Reno-Tahoe WordCamp, please click the link at the bottom of this page and send us your idea. A member of our organizing team will contact you within a few days.

Please read the following information about WordCamp presentations:

  • Speakers at WordCamps are not compensated in any way other than having a great weekend, making or renewing friendships and the knowledge of a job well done. You will get a free meal or two and enjoy a great after-party. Travel and/or hotel costs cannot be provided.
  • Being a professional speaker is not required, however you must know what you are talking about, and the subject must be related to WordPress in some way. Subjects like front-end development, how to manage freelancing, social media etc., will be accepted as long as you can talk in light of how they relate to WordPress – make sure you note this in your proposal. WordCamps are not simply technology or internet marketing conferences. Every session must specifically deal with WordPress.
  • WordCamp presentations are not intended to be personal advertisements of products that you or your firm have for sale. It is permissible to make a presentation about a product that you may have that shows how to solve a specific problem in WordPress as a type of case study. But there is a fine line between educating the audience and producing an advertisement.
  • In order to be accepted as a Speaker at a WordCamp you must adhere to the policies and practices of the WordPress Foundation, especially as they apply to the use of the WordPress logo and adherence to WordPress GPL licensing requirements.
  • You have the option of submitting applications to conduct multiple presentations, for instance in different tracks or at different audience experience levels. The Reno-Tahoe WordCamp Organizing Committee reserves the right to select the topics that they feel are most appropriate for the expected audience.
  • You will be required to submit the slide deck that you use in your presentation BEFORE the event date. This is an effort to prevent speakers from making up last-minute presentations and trading time for quality. This is especially important for first-time speakers.

The second day of the Reno-Tahoe WordCamp will consist of beginner and developer workshops – hands-on classes directed at various levels of experience. The presenters for these sessions have been established. There will be no need for additional speakers on the second day of WordCamp.

Selection of Presenters:

All proposed presentations will be reviewed by our speaker committee. The evaluation of the proposals will look at speaker qualification, uniqueness of content, recent discussions in social media concerning the topic, past speaking experience (though not a requirement), and content applicability to WordPress users. We strive to showcase local talent but all proposals are encouraged.

Thank you very much for showing an interest in developing a presentation for the Reno-Tahoe WordCamp this year. We look forward to receiving your application and working with you at our event.


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