Here’s what our sponsors said about WordCamp London 2016

We love our sponsors, and we love raving about them as much as we can. It seems this goes both ways! Here’s what our sponsors said about WordCamp London 2016:

34SP sponsors Wapuu at WordCamp London 2016 #WCLDN

‘Thanks for a brilliant event. Everything was amazing across the whole weekend. Well organised and literally every accessibility use case catered for. As sponsors, we had the opportunity to make our mark on the attendees and showcase our products direct to agencies and developers. A lot of hard work obviously went into organising the event, and it showed. Fantastic work.’

‘Compliments for being super inclusive!’ Continue reading Here’s what our sponsors said about WordCamp London 2016

Call for Volunteers – WordCamp London 2017 #wcldn

Each year the success of WordCamp London relies on a brilliant team of volunteers who kindly take on the wide variety of roles and responsibilities required to make WordCamp London the best it can be.

WordCamp London 2017 is no exception – and we need you.

Speakers, sponsors, attendees, and volunteers, gather for WordCamp London 2016 #WCLDN

Yes, YOU!

WordCamps are created by passionate, eager and reliable people. If that sounds like you, then step up and let us know you’re interested in joining our backstage team.

If you’re considering becoming an organiser for future WordCamps, volunteering will give you hands-on experience with how the event is run. If you’re new to WordCamps, volunteering can be a great way to just get stuck in with the whole ethos of the WordPress community.

Check out some of the roles and responsibilities below so you get a better idea of how you could help make this event a success:

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Tickets as sponsorship: Become a Patron or Balcony sponsor at #wcldn

As well as our standard sponsorship packages, this year we’re once again giving attendees the opportunity to support WordCamp London 2017 as a small sponsor, simply by paying the true cost of a ticket.

If you can, think about giving a little more to WordCamp London 2017 and purchasing a Balcony or Patron ticket. You’ll be helping to ensure the event remains accessible, as well as contribute towards making WordCamp London 2017 the best event it can be.

Last year we had a crèche, live transcribers, a multi-faith and a lactation room to welcome everyone to our event. Balcony & Patron tickets help us add these features to keep the event inclusive and accessible.

Patron and Balcony tickets available in our ticket form

Read more about joining us as a sponsor here.

Call for Speakers closes in 10 days! Apply now or recommend a friend

Call for Speakers closes on January 15th at 23:59 (UTC)

It’s finally time to dust off the festive glitter and land firmly in the new year. Our Call for Speakers is closing in 10 DAYS! Now is your chance to apply to speak at WordCamp London 2017, or encourage someone else to share their experience by recommending a friend!

Wondering what the WordPress London community is interested in hearing about? Here are the answers to our Call for Topics:

  • HTTPS (TSL/SSL Certificates)
  • Advanced Marketing for Web Developers
  • Creating and publishing content on WordPress
  • SSL Certificates
  • WordPress project management
  • Optimising an ecommerce site (speed optimisation)
  • SEO and Google Adwords
  • Managing clients
  • Developer-based JavaScript topics (REST API)
  • Information architecture

Continue reading Call for Speakers closes in 10 days! Apply now or recommend a friend

Happy Holidays! From all of us at WordCamp London

We want to wish you a very happy new year, and let you know WordCamp London 2017 is 11 weeks and 2 days away!

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get this far and whilst we’re stuffing our faces with all things nice, now is your chance to get involved; not only have we opened ticket sales, we’ve also announced our Call for Topics, Call for Speakers and Call for Sponsors, inviting all you good folk to join us in our fourth edition of WordCamp London.

We love children and parents at WordCamps; so we’re also bringing our crèche back for 2017! 

Wondering why you should sponsor? Or have questions about applying to speak? We’ve hopefully answered them in these resources, but don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly if you have any questions.

From all of us here at WordCamp London,

Happy Holidays!

The Box Office is now open: Buy tickets for WordCamp London 2017 now

We’re thrilled to announce that tickets for WordCamp London 2017 are now on sale!

You’ll see several different ticket types on our Tickets page, which we’ll do our best to explain clearly.

There is still the conventional Conference Only Ticket, but we also have;

  • Patron & Balcony Tickets – as close to the actual cost of a ticket as it gets. If you can, think about giving a little more to WordCamp London 2017 and purchasing a Balcony or Patron ticket. You’ll be helping to ensure the event remains accessible, as well as contribute towards making WordCamp London 2017 the best event it can be.
  • Contributor Day Tickets 
  • Crèche Tickets – book a place for your child at our crèche, in conjunction with Nipperbout.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Head over to the Box Office now to grab your tickets!

The WCLDN crèche is back for 2017!

For the second time in the history of WordCamp London, we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be holding a crèche at WordCamp London 2017!

Who will be looking after my children?  

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We’re very pleased to be working in conjunction with Nipperbout to provide childcare services during WordCamp London 2017.

Nipperbout is the UK’s most trusted national provider of mobile childcare & children’s activity entertainment for 0-16 year-olds. They’ve been delivering conference and event childcare to exhibitions, conferences and festivals for 22 years and are the UK’s only national mobile childcare provider regularly inspected by Ofsted.

How will it work?

Continue reading The WCLDN crèche is back for 2017!

So you want to be in the spotlight? Read our speaker application FAQs

To encourage more applicants to WordCamp London, we have brainstormed some of the most popular questions about applying to speak and we’ve done our best to answer them here for you.

If there is anything you feel we have missed, or something you think is worth adding – please leave us a comment below.

Q: Are all types of talks welcome?

YES! The stage is set for a wonderful variety of speakers. We are open to the full spectrum of session formats and encourage you to submit anything from standard slide presentations to panels, demonstrations, and more.

Whatever your idea, we’d love to hear it.

Q: How long do sessions have to be?

We encourage a variety of session formats, which include, but are not limited to;

  • Lightning talks: (maximum of 10 mins with a group Q&A)
  • Long form talks: (maximum of 40 mins inclusive of Q&A)
  • Workshop: (maximum of 40 mins)
  • Ideas for panels (maximum of 40 mins inclusive of Q&A)

Don’t hesitate to get creative and submit a session format you think might be interesting!

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Apply to speak at WordCamp London 2017 #wcldn

Speaker applications for WordCamp London 2017 are now closed!

The 4th annual WordCamp London will take place 17th – 19th March 2017. This is your moment to shine. We’d love to hear from you!

Last year, WordCamp London was one of the most inclusive WordCamps in Europe. This year the stage will be set again to welcome people from all over the world and we can not wait to raise the curtain to the upcoming production.

We are calling for speakers from in and around London, the local areas and beyond to submit a talk idea and be part of the #WCLDN magic.

Applications now closed.

What to expect

WordCamp London 2016

If you are considering attending WordCamp London, why not seize the opportunity to share your experience with WordPress in front of a friendly audience?

Continue reading Apply to speak at WordCamp London 2017 #wcldn