Call For Speakers Is Now Open!

The moment has finally arrived: the WordCamp Chicago 2014 Call for Speakers is live and waiting for your application!

Love WordPress and got something you want to share? We want YOU to apply!

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We have decided to do something a little different this year- our tracks will not be organized by specific topic, but will contain a variety of subjects that will encourage people to visit multiple tracks. Our goal is to have something to appeal to every experience level (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) across the spectrum of WordPress topics.

To give you an idea of the types of talks we are looking for, here are some examples of topics that would be a great fit. This is by no means a limiting factor, so if you have a great talk that doesn’t fit these suggestions, please submit anyway!

DEVELOPMENT: The structure behind WordPress!
Plugins, Cool Custom work, Documentation, Best Practices, Contributing to WordPress, Workflow and Tools, Version Control, Testing/Debugging, Front-End Development, etc.

DESIGN: Focusing on the visual language behind successful WordPress sites (and the web in general).
Graphic Design, Usability, User Experience, Front-End Development, Best Practices, HTML5/CSS3, Responsive/Adaptive, Building Themes, etc.

COMMUNITY: Building a community with or around WordPress
BuddyPress/bbPress, Meetups and Events, Contributing to WordPress, etc.

NICHE: Interesting use cases for WordPress, including niche markets or finding creative solutions for managing complex data.
Real Estate, News, Education, Ecommerce, Non-Profits/Charities, Large/Complex sites, Case Studies, Multisite, etc.

CONTENT AND BUSINESS STRATEGY: The reason for having a website in the first place
Writing, Multimedia, SEO, Lead Generation, Analytics, Marketing, Social Media, etc.

BUSINESS/FREELANCE: For WordPress business owners, agencies, and independents
Running a WordPress business, Working with virtual teams, Pricing and invoicing, Selling WordPress products/licensing, Getting new business, Lessons learned, Etc.

WordPress 101 – Beginning WordPress Users
WordPress 201 – Intermediate WordPress Users
WordPress 301 – Intro To WordPress Development/Design
WordPress 401 – Advanced WordPress Development

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