Announcing the session schedule

The WCNYC 2016 team, after completing a year’s worth of planning in only four months, is pleased to announce:

The complete session schedule for WordCamp NYC 2016 here =>

https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/schedule/

In addition we have added feature not offered in previous years a subscribable iCal version of the schedule complete with alerts.

Now is the time to jump down off the fence.

Purchase your tickets before they sell out!

 

Announcing The 2016 Speakers lineup

The response to the call for speakers has been overwhelming as we received far more submissions that we are able to accept this year. The entire team would like to thank EVERYONE for taking the time to craft a submission and not making our job any easier.

More hours, and deliberation went into reviewing every proposal submitted than we care to admit. However we feel the extra work was worth the achievement of a well balanced program with something for EVERYONE.

Head on over to the speakers page to review the entire list of speakers here:

https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/speakers/

And remember to pickup your tickets to this amazing event. We are sure that you will not want to miss a single moment.

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https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/tickets/

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Interview of Josepha Haden regarding WCNYC 2015

Interview of Josepha Haden discussing her experience speaking at WordCamp NYC 2015 with Winstina Hughes.

Q: Do you see a value to presenting at conferences?

A: I encourage everyone to try public speaking. Those with serious phobias, of course, shouldn’t be expected to, but if you’re nervous or a little unsure, it’s a good experience and is a great skill to have. Not every presentation needs to be world-changing, or raising awareness. Even if you’re presenting to a client, it’s still a chance to hone that skill.

Q: What advice would you give someone who is thinking about submitting a proposal?

A: Be brave and submit it. If you’ve got all the information and you’re passionate about it, then you have most of what you need to give a talk.

Q: What might make a proposal stand out?

A: I always make sure that my proposal is more than a single sentence. Most talks I give had a lot of research that went into the subject before I even started pulling together a presentation. If the conference organizer can tell that I am excited, the subject of my talk is clear, and that I’m ready to share that interesting information, I think that can really make your submissions stand out.

Q: Is there anything about WordCamps that are different from other conferences you’ve been to?

A: People at WordCamps are really welcoming. There is a lot of communication with organizers ahead of time and people strike up conversations with you during the day. You don’t feel out of place when you’re there.

Q: What about WordCamp NYC inspired you to submit a proposal with us?

A: Each year, when I was looking at their schedule, it was always a really well-chosen and thoughtful schedule of speakers. It was really an honor to be chosen!

Josepha Haden

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Josepha Haden

Josepha comes from a long line of writers and was raised to be a life-long learner. She has a passion for language and storycrafting, a skill she practices on starsandthemoon.com. Josepha has over a decade of experience using SEO, data analysis, and content marketing to bring success and visibility to clients all over the world. Since 2010 she’s been working in her hometown of Kansas City to increase digital literacy and get more women in technology. Josepha works at Automattic as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project .

Speaker profile: chanthaboune

Twitter: josephahaden

Announcing the general ticket sales window is open

We are pleased to announce that the general ticket sales window is open.

As usual tickets are $40 for the two day event on July 16th & 17th.

Contributor’s day will be held on July 15th and all are free to attend but will require a separate registration. To learn more about contributing to the WordPress project and community, head on over to: https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/what-is-contributors-day/

To purchase tickets to the main event please follow this link:

https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/tickets/

Announcing Lightning Talks and Speaker Deadline Extension

After considerable debate the organizing team has decided to do something we have never done before at WordCamp NYC and that is offer Lightning Talks. We sincerely hope that adding this new session format to our program will enable WordCamp NYC to offer a wider variety of subjects and give our attendees a revolutionary experience. Therefore, we have decided to:

Extend the submission deadline for speakers to 12am EDT (that’s 2400 a.k.a midnight) on Sunday, May 15th

If this interests you, then just click the Lightening Talk checkbox when submitting the form. Remember a Lightning Talk is a topic presented in 10 minutes! FollowUp discussion and questions are always welcome outside the session room.

Enter Your Submission!

Not sure what to submit for your proposal? Check out these examples!

This will be your last chance to submit a proposal! Take advantage of the new deadline and submit a proposal to speak at WordCamp NYC today!

Updated Call for Speakers

WordCamp NYC is hosted in New York, NY on July 15-17, 2016. We are looking for amazing speakers in our community to share their knowledge, insight, skill, and experience. We are looking for anyone with a voice to submit a speaker proposal.

The submission deadline is 12am EDT (that’s 2400 a.k.a midnight) on Sunday, May 15th

By participating in WordCamp NYC 2016, you understand that portions of the event will be photographed and/or audio/video-recorded for use by the WordPress Foundation.

You agree that the WordPress Foundation has the right and permission to use and publish such media — which may include your name, likeness, voice, city/state of residence, or photograph — for any purpose in any format, online (including, but not limited to, WordPress.tv and WordCamp.org) and/or offline, now and hereafter without further compensation, permission, or notification. You understand that all official recordings from the event are the exclusive property of the WordPress Foundation, available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license for general use. You will not ask for nor expect compensation or notification of the use of official recordings or photographs in which you appear or speak.

WordCamp NYC is at the United Nations this year. All persons attending will need to have a government issued photo id (passport, drivers license, non-driver id etc) in order to gain admittance to the UN. Much like boarding an airplane (or gaining entry to main office buildings in NYC) , there will be a security check as you enter.

If you’d like to propose multiple topics, please submit the form multiple times, once for each topic.

Call for speakers is closed! Thanks to all who applied.

Call for Sponsors

Want to Sponsor WordCamp NYC 2016? Details of the Packages can be found on this page

Please review the Sponsorship Agreement all Sponsors must agree and sign the agreement.

Call for Speakers

WordCamp NYC is hosted in New York, NY on July 15-17, 2016. We are looking for amazing speakers in our community to share their knowledge, insight, skill, and experience. We are looking for anyone with a voice to submit a speaker proposal.

The submission deadline is 12am EDT (that’s 2400 a.k.a midnight) on Sunday, May 15th

By participating in WordCamp NYC 2016, you understand that portions of the event will be photographed and/or audio/video-recorded for use by the WordPress Foundation.

You agree that the WordPress Foundation has the right and permission to use and publish such media — which may include your name, likeness, voice, city/state of residence, or photograph — for any purpose in any format, online (including, but not limited to, WordPress.tv and WordCamp.org) and/or offline, now and hereafter without further compensation, permission, or notification. You understand that all official recordings from the event are the exclusive property of the WordPress Foundation, available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license for general use. You will not ask for nor expect compensation or notification of the use of official recordings or photographs in which you appear or speak.

If you’d like to propose multiple topics, please submit the form multiple times, once for each topic.

Call for speakers is closed.

Welcome to WordCamp NYC

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp NYC is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp NYC will be July 16th & 17th at United Nations.

Please subscribe using the form in the sidebar to stay up to date on the most recent news. We’ll be keeping you posted on all the details over the coming months, including speaker submissions, ticket sales and more!

Read the story of how we got here: https://2015.nyc.wordcamp.org/2016/04/12/the-tao-of-wordcamp-nyc-2016/