Call for Speakers

Have a Great WordPress Experience to Share? You are Invited!

WordCamp Colombo 2017 is Sri Lanka’s first ever WordCamp, and being a speaker at this event will have a profound impact on our WordPress community. We are expecting to attract attendees from a wide range of interests within the WordPress world, and are therefore looking for an equally diverse array of speakers.

You don’t necessarily have to possess a decade of work experience to be a speaker. Remember, WordPress itself recently turned 14! Speaking is not even about dishing out tons of information while on stage — there is no shortage of information. It is not even about dazzling slideshows.

So what on earth are we looking for? We are looking to hear great, hard-hitting and memorable stories from your experience with WordPress. We want to motivate ourselves to deepen our understanding of the world’s most popular content management system!

If you need examples, check out the assortment of talks at WordPress.tv

The Topics

It would be wonderful to have talks related to the following areas of WordPress – but you are welcome to suggest your own:

  • WordPress for Beginners
  • Design Thinking
  • Freelancing
  • Business growth
  • Community
  • Accessibility challenges
  • Content
  • Back-end development
  • JavaScript-driven Applications
  • Hosting
  • SaaS (software as a service)
  • UX (user experience)

We’re welcoming applications from people in Sri Lanka and all over the world.

Presenting a talk at WordCamp is going to a fantastic experience for all of us involved. Even though WordCamp Colombo will not able to cover any travel or accommodation expenses, we will be available to support every speaker with advice in the run up to their talk.

Apply Now

Note: Our Call for Speakers is ending at midnight UTC, 21st July 2017.