The WordCamp Europe 2017 Speaker Selection Process

Learn about speaker selection process for WordCamp Europe 2017, and jump on stage ready — Photo by Jonas Andrijauskas

Learn about speaker selection process for WordCamp Europe 2017, and jump on stage ready — Photo by Jonas Andrijauskas

This year we’re taking a slightly different approach to speaker selection. As usual, we have a team of people who are managing speakers. This team will be reviewing all applications and we’ll be putting together the final schedule.

However, we’re enlisting some help: WordCamp Europe is an event for the WordPress community, so we’re inviting teams of community representatives to help us review the applications. Speaker selection panels will be asked to review different categories. We’ll have panels for Development, Design, Business, and Community. We also have an “Other” category for those that don’t quite fit. Continue reading The WordCamp Europe 2017 Speaker Selection Process

Join us as a speaker at WordCamp Europe

Apply to Speak at WordCamp Europe 2017. Speaker applications close January 27th, 2017 — Photo by Vladimir Kaladan Petkov

Apply to Speak at WordCamp Europe 2017. Speaker applications close January 27th, 2017 — Photo by Vladimir Kaladan Petkov

WordCamp Europe is looking for speakers. Want to take to the stage in Paris to talk WordPress with up to 3000 people? Got a story to tell? Some knowledge to share? Got some fancy tricks or techniques? We want to hear from you.

As one of the biggest WordCamps in the world, applying to WordCamp Europe can be daunting. We want a speaker roster that is diverse, representing all aspects of WordPress and the WordPress community. Over the coming weeks we will be publishing posts with advice on applying to WCEU, as well as about how speakers will be selected. We encourage you to subscribe to the blog to read these posts, but if you want any additional support you can email us to get help with your application. Also, we will be happy to provide support and mentorship if your talk is selected. Continue reading Join us as a speaker at WordCamp Europe

Send us a digital postcard of your meetup or WordCamp!

We want your postcard! ;)

We want your postcard! 😉

Everyone is happy when they receive a postcard – that piece of paper that can put a smile on someone’s face. Now, we would like to have that kind of smiling face too, thanks to all the meetup and WordCamp organizers throughout Europe. Will you send us your digital postcards? Continue reading Send us a digital postcard of your meetup or WordCamp!

Get your #WCEU ticket

Get your ticket for WordCamp Europe 2017 today. Don't miss Paris, you'll regret it later. — Photo by Jonas Andrijauskas

Get your ticket for WordCamp Europe 2017 today. Don’t miss Paris, you’ll regret it later. — Photo by Jonas Andrijauskas

If you have been in Vienna for the WordCamp Europe 2016 closing remarks, then you probably know that at the same time we announced Paris as the host for WordCamp Europe 2017, we immediately released 2,000 tickets. Now, although we never actually promoted ticket sales, almost 500 tickets are already gone. Did you get yours already? Today, we’re not only announcing ticket sales but we wanted to share 3 reasons (of many) why we think you should definitely come to WordCamp Europe 2017 and to the beautiful city of Paris. Ready, steady, go! Continue reading Get your #WCEU ticket

Volunteers selection for WordCamp Europe

Become a volunteer at WordCamp Europe 2017 — Photo by Vladimir Kaladan Petkov

Become a volunteer at WordCamp Europe 2017 — Photo by Vladimir Kaladan Petkov

With Call for Volunteers still open (and if you haven’t applied already, now is a perfect time to do so filling up this form) we wanted to give you an overview of the selection process. For WordCamp Europe in Paris, we are building a 250 volunteers strong team (which is almost 40% bigger than Vienna) , and we want to make sure to give everyone a fair chance to contribute to the event. Continue reading Volunteers selection for WordCamp Europe

Would you like to host WordCamp Europe 2018?

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In 2017 Paris will welcome the global WordPress community for the fifth WordCamp Europe. Following the idea of the original WordCamp Europe team to introduce a new community and a new exciting location to its attendees each year, Paris will be the host of the largest WordPress event to this day after Leiden in 2013, Sofia in 2014, Seville in 2015 and Vienna in 2016. The new location is part of the magic of WordCamp Europe, it’s what transforms it from a technical conference into a sometimes life altering adventure full of new friendships, opportunities and the excitement of exploring a new city with great people.

Where will #WCEU go after Paris?

Continue reading Would you like to host WordCamp Europe 2018?

WordCamp Europe 2017 – Call for volunteers is now open #wceu

Become a volunteer at WordCamp Europe 2017 — Photo by Vladimir Kaladan Petkov

Become a volunteer at WordCamp Europe 2017 — Photo by Vladimir Kaladan Petkov

As with every WordCamp, WordCamp Europe needs volunteers. Lots of volunteers to be precise. Last year we had a giant volunteer team of 160 people, and this year we will need even more of you.

Being a volunteer is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. It gives you the opportunity to meet and speak with attendees from all over the world, help out with speakers and much more. And volunteering is important because without you, the volunteers, WordCamp Europe couldn’t be as accessible as it is. As with WordPress who democratized publishing, allowing everyone to publish within minutes, WordCamps are the way we meet people and learn new things. So… Continue reading WordCamp Europe 2017 – Call for volunteers is now open #wceu

WordCamp Europe 2017 – L’appel à volontaires est ouvert #wceu

Become a volunteer at WordCamp Europe 2017 — Photo by Vladimir Kaladan Petkov

Devenir un des volontaires du WordCamp Europe 2017 — Photo de Vladimir Kaladan Petkov

Comme pour tous les WordCamps, le WordCamp Europe a besoin de volontaires. Beaucoup de volontaires en fait. L’année dernière, nous avions une équipe formidable de 160 personnes et cette année nous avons encore plus besoin de vous !

Devenir volontaire est un accomplissement et une expérience enrichissante. Cela vous donne l’opportunité de rencontrer et de parler avec des participants originaires du monde entier, d’obtenir de l’aide grâce à des conférences de qualité et bien plus encore.

Mais être bénévole est aussi important car sans vous, les volontaires, le WordCamp Europe ne serait pas aussi accessible qu’il l’est. Tout comme WordPress a démocratisé la publication, permettant à chacun de publier en quelques minutes, les WordCamps sont le chemin pour faire se rencontrer les gens et apprendre toujours plus.

Aussi…

Continue reading WordCamp Europe 2017 – L’appel à volontaires est ouvert #wceu

Call for Organisers

In 2017, WordCamp Europe turns five! And as announced today we’ll also be hosting the first European Community Summit.

WordCamp Europe is built by an amazing group of volunteers organized into two teams: the Global team, a collection of passionate WordPress professionals spread throughout Europe and the world; and the Local team, at the source of the application for their city, working on the ground. Since the first edition in Leiden, in 2013, the Global team has grown organically by absorbing a few members of the previous local team each year.

Since this last edition in Vienna, however, WordCamp Europe has started growing even faster, and this year we’ve decided to build a larger team in order to maintain the level of quality of the past editions while remaining manageable for the volunteers involved.

If you are interested in participating in the organization of the next WordCamp Europe, if you think you can dedicate time to it, and if you have prior experience as the organizer of a large WordCamp or as a volunteer at WCEU, please fill out this application before Sunday, July 17 at midnight.

We will then read all the applications, get in touch with all applicants, and select the ones we think can make the greatest team for 2017.

The Road to Paris

WordCamp Europe is growing.

Fast.

In 2016 we welcomed more than twice as many people as 2015, for the largest WordCamp ever on Earth with a total of 3,700 between attendees and live stream viewers.

At this scale, and with such a growth rate, work on the 2017 edition of WordCamp Europe has started before even switching off the lights on 2016, and this is the reason why you are reading this post unusually early, and why we have already opened ticket sales.

Our goal is to offer you an amazing event each year, always different, always better, which is why at this stage, there isn’t much we can share with you… there are a few things we know though:

Where

Paris, France. One does not simply mention a city, though. WordCamp Europe 2017 will be held at Les Docks de Paris, one of the best venues in the french capital, offering us large spaces and great flexibility.

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When

June 15th to 17th, 2017*

We listened to your feedback, and moved WCEU one week earlier in June, let’s see if we will reach temperatures over 30ºC for the third year in a row.

* Update: Please note that the dates are changed from previously planned 16-18th to 15–17th. We’ll keep you posted with new information on our website.

What

Three days of WordPress magic: talks, workshops, meetups, business, networking, friendship, lunches, dinners and parties.

As we move forward, and the organising time will take its final shape, we’ll  share all news ad information here; the best two options to guarantee you won’t miss anything are to purchase your ticket now, or subscribe to this site in the sidebar. One of these is better, will you guess which one?