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Call for speakers open for WPCampus 2020

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The call for WPCampus 2020 session proposals is open!

Join us in New Orleans for our fifth-annual conference and share all of the incredible things you're doing to advance Higher Education through WordPress and Accessibility.

Apply to speak at WPCampus 2020

What is WPCampus 2020?

WPCampus 2020 will take place July 15-17, 2020 in New Orleans, LouisianaWPCampus 2020 is a three-day conference event filled with sessions, networking, and social events. It will cover a variety of topics, all focused on the growth of Higher Education, Accessibility, WordPress, and its people.

The fifth annual WPCampus conference will take place July 15-17, 2020 on the beautiful campus of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Explore previous conferences to learn more about our event.

We’re grateful to the team at Tulane University IT for sponsoring our event and welcoming our community to their campus.

Why speak at WPCampus?

This event is a great opportunity for first-time speakers. If you use WordPress in higher ed, we’d love for you to share your work (and brains) with our community. Our call for speakers is not limited to those who work in higher ed as you do not have to be in higher education to bring value to our community.

If you’re having trouble finding inspiration or fleshing out ideas, start by checking out our Speaker Training videos. These videos may help get your vision into a submittable format. And feel free to share your ideas with us for feedback!

Speaker Benefits

Accepted speakers will receive free admission (one free ticket per session) and hordes of gratefulness and admiration for your investment in higher education. Also, swag.

Session Topics

As in past years, we’re looking for a variety of topics on anything that might bring value to our community. WordPress, higher education, and accessibility are key themes, but we want people to share their own experiences in various arenas: accessibility, design, development, strategy, management, usability, governance, etc. - anything you’ve found valuable in contributing to higher education communities and/or the web.

Looking for more inspiration? Visit the WPCampus Library

Session Formats

Over the years, we've continued to experiment with our program and aim to provide a variety of formats:

  • General lecture sessions
    • 45-minute lectures on various topics with 1-2 presenters.
  • Panel discussions
    • 45-minute discussion on a specific topic with a facilitator and a panel of experts.
  • Group discussions
    • 45-minute group discussions on a specific topic.
    • The discussion is had among all in attendance and led by a facilitator.
    • The facilitator is selected by the planning committee but the community selects the topics.
  • Hands-on workshops
    • A few 2-4 hour hands-on workshop time slots are available.
    • Workshops will be held a day early.
  • Lightning talks
    • A 10-15 minute presentation for a quick overview of a specific topic.
    • Our lightning talks are viewed by all attendees. We really enjoy this time together, sharing insights on various topics.
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