Call for Speakers

Update October 7th : Application are now closed

Apply to speak at WordCamp Geneva 2016 | #WCGVA

The WordCamp Geneva 2016 is happy to announce that we are officially accepting speaker applications.


You can start to submit your proposal(s) today! But take your time, the deadline to submit your speaker application is Midnight GMT on October 7.

Talks will be on Friday November 18th.
Saturday November 19th will be dedicated to a contributor day.

Call for speakers:
> Start: Today
> Deadline: Midnight GMT on October 7


We are looking for a great and diverse speaker submission pool. Both new and experienced WordCamp speakers are welcome to apply. Don’t be shy, no need to be an expert, a programmer or a designer to submit a proposal. All we ask is that you be able to present your chosen topic passionately and respectfully.


Subjects are open: design, SEO, marketing, business, development, optimization, feedback … Let your imagination run wild! We only ask you to follow these general guidelines for talks:

– Your proposal should be related to WordPress, or immediately applicable and relevant to our WordPress audience.
– Your proposal should be respectful of the WordPress community, the WordCamp code of conduct, and the GPL.
– Your talk should not have a relation with a commercial purpose.

Please note that all presentations will be in English except the workshop which could be in French or English.

You should plan to be able to deliver your talk in about 20 minutes with more or less 10 minutes for questions. However, if your idea is for a very short talk, we’ll have some micro-slots available 10 minutes with more or less 5 minutes for questions . Both of them will take place in the big room (200 places).

We also have slots in a smaller room (40-50 places) for 40 minutes workshop, questions included.

Talk formats:
> 30 mn talk (English), questions included
> 15 mn talk (English), questions included
> 40 mn workshop (French or English), questions included


To submit your proposal(s), follow this link: Submit proposal(s)

You will have to create an account with a valid email address and then connect yourself to our application to access your private dashboard.

Complete your profile and add your proposal(s). You will be able to edit both of them until the “Call for speakers” deadline.

We plan to record all talks and post the videos to Speakers will need to sign an A/V release form prior to giving their presentation.

Speakers will be offered free admission to WordCamp Geneva, to the after party and invited to the speaker & sponsor diner but will not be otherwise compensated.

Ha! and last but not least, please have a look at the agreement among WordCamp organizers, speakers, sponsors and volunteers. It’s all common sense, but good to keep in mind.