What have past #WCEU volunteers learned from their experience

Read about experiences from past WordCamp Europe volunteers — Photo by Vladimir Kaladan Petkov

Read about experiences from past WordCamp Europe volunteers — Photo by Vladimir Kaladan Petkov

WordPress is one of the most inclusive pieces of software today, and WordCamps — conferences about WordPress itself — are too. To make each WordCamp as inclusive as possible, and especially a WordCamp as big as WordCamp Europe, we really, really need your help. Albert Schweitzer, a German philosopher, born in the late 19th century once said – ”Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in the world all of your own.” And that is the real truth. We don’t live in a world alone. As individuals, we can do all so much; but if we work together, there is no limit to what we can achieve.

At WordCamp Europe, we need your help. We are building the biggest volunteer team ever, as we’re trying to accommodate 3000 people that will learn and contribute to WordPress during the three amazing days. You can apply to volunteer today, but if you are still thinking about it – read what our past WCEU volunteers told us about their experience during the event.

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Call for speakers closes next week

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

The countdown begins! There’s less than ten days left for you to submit a speaker application to WordCamp Europe 2017. We’re set to close the call for speakers next Friday, the 27th January 2017. Continue reading Call for speakers closes next week

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

Reach thousands of WordPress professionals and influencers by becoming a sponsor of the largest official WordPress event in the world. Each year WordPress professionals come together for 3 days to share knowledge and experience, and to strengthen the WordPress community. None of this would be possible without sponsors, and as previous years show, each year is bigger and sells out faster. This year we are expecting over 3,000 attendees, so don’t miss the opportunity to be represented at WordCamp Europe 2017. Most sponsorship spots fill up in the first 48 hours, so get your applications in, as it’s on a first come first served basis.

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Apply to host WordCamp Europe 2018

Application process to choose host for WordCamp Europe 2018 is now open

Application process to choose host for WordCamp Europe 2018 is now open

WordCamp Europe strives to make new connections, cross borders and strengthen one of the most diverse and vibrant WordPress communities in the world. The transparent application process for hosting WordCamp Europe is a part of that effort.

Hosting WordCamp Europe is a big responsibility. You get to join a global team of experienced organizers and bring all the knowledge and experience you have about your local community and city to that team. Local communities in the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Spain, Austria, and France have already faced that challenge and every year WordCamp Europe is bigger and better because of them.

You can do that too

Local European communities who are interested in hosting WordCamp Europe in 2018 are now welcome to submit their applications. Continue reading Apply to host WordCamp Europe 2018

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 doesn’t fit neatly into the other categories. 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