Become a Speaker

Are you a moderate to advanced WordPress user, developer, designer or otherwise involved with WordPress? Do you have a presentation idea or concept that you feel would appeal to the attendees of WordCamp Edmonton 2011?

Why Should I Speak?

Speaking at WordCamp Edmonton 2011 provides a tremendous oppportunity to share your knowledge with your peers, build up your personal or professional brand, and become a integral part of the Edmonton WordPress community. Speakers receive some extra perks: free registration, a special dinner, and prominence on the WordCamp Edmonton 2011 website.

What are the Requirements?

  • Speakers, topics, and presentations must accept the GPL License
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Expertise in the speaking topic area
  • Love of WordPress and the desire to be involved in the local community
  • Focus on WordPress design, development, or blogging topics

Submission Deadlines

  • The submission deadline is 12:01am October 10, 2011
  • Speakers will be selected and announced by 12:01am October 17, 2011.

What Can I Talk About?

Anything related to design, development, or blogging with WordPress! Here are some ideas:

Development Topics

  • Developing for the Content Manager / Locking Down Your Designs for Longevity
  • How to Make WordPress a Better, More Friendly CMS
  • What are Custom Post Types & Why You Should be Using Them
  • Plugin Development: Tips, Tricks, Why & How
  • Child Themes: What are They and Why Should I Care?
  • Responsive Web Design
  • E-Commerce & WordPress: Solutions & Tips
  • Theme Frameworks: What, Why & How
  • Version Control for WordPress
  • Unit Testing for WordPress
  • Moving WordPress Between Environments
  • WordPress Multisite
  • Multiple Languages and WordPress


  • Designing for Content Management Systems
  • Tips for Working with Developers
  • Typography & the Web
  • HTML5, CSS3, WordPress & You
  • Don’t be a Jerk: Designing Usability-First Websites

Small Business/Basic User

  • WordPress for Beginners
  • Is WordPress the Right CMS For My Small Business?
  • WordPress and Search Engine Optimization for Small Businesses
  • Making Money with WordPress


  • How Blogging Will Benefit Your Business
  • Don’t Just Talk About Yourself: Proper Business Blogging
  • Tips & Tricks to Drive Traffic to Your Blog


  • Demo your plugin, theme framework, or jQuery plugin
  • Winning Design Processes for WordPress websites

Apply to Speak