Attention all WordCamp Toronto keeners: Registration is open early this year!
It’s $40 for the whole weekend, including two days of catered breakfast & lunch, plus the Saturday night after-party.
Head over to our Register page and grab your ticket.
P.S. Want to step up your involvement with the event? Awesome! We’re looking for speakers, volunteers, and sponsors. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your WordPress expertise, share knowledge, support the local WordPress community, and get a bit of recognition in the process.
WordCamp Toronto 2015’s call for speakers is now open!
Do you have something to share about WordPress that will benefit the community? Are you a confident presenter who can gel with an audience and deliver something awesome? If so, we’d like to hear your idea for a 50 minute presentation.
Submit Your Speaker Application
Our general categories are making a return for 2015:
- Accessibility (a11y)
- Coding / Development (Beginner & Advanced)
- Meta (Getting involved with the WordPress community)
There’s no specific agenda this year, so feel free to submit whatever topics you’re interested in presenting. Here are some tips for standing out from the rest of the crowd:
- Put a new spin on old talks.
WordPress 101, Choosing Plugins & Themes, Posts vs. Pages – they’re all great, but they’ve been done to death. Do you have a fresh approach for covering these beginner topics? We’d love to hear it.
- Introduce us to the cutting-edge.
What’s on the horizon for WordPress users and developers?
- Tell us a story.
Case studies & success stories with actionable takeaways make for a compelling presentation. We love hearing about the different ways WordPress is being used.
- Teach us something new.
Get hands-on with practical sessions that give your audience something they can use immediately.
We’ll be accepting submissions until late August. Get yours in soon!
We’ve just published the sponsorship details for WordCamp Toronto 2015!
If you rely on WordPress to in any aspect of your life or business (and so many of us do these days!), this is a great opportunity for you to give back to the local WordPress community, and get recognized for your support.
Our levels for 2015:
- Gold ($3500)
- Silver ($2000)
- Bronze ($1000)
- Small Business ($500)
- Independent ($125)
You’ll find all the sponsor details on our Be A Sponsor page.
Update (August 25th): We’re happy to announce that all volunteer spots have been filled. Thank you to everyone who applied! 😀
Do you want to volunteer at WordCamp Toronto 2015?
We have started with processing the applications (first come-first serve), so, please, apply as soon as possible.
WordCamp Toronto 2015 will be held at Humber College www.humber.ca (same as last year), on the weekend of October 3rd & 4th.
Please apply to volunteer here: https://toronto.wordcamp.org/2015/volunteers
This year’s #WCTO will take place October 3-4 2015 at Humber College’s Lakeshore Campus. This will be our third annual WordCamp at Humber and we couldn’t be more excited.
Interested in volunteering? We’re already accepting applications, so if you’d like to take part, head over to our Volunteers page.
Want to sponsor the event? It’s a great opportunity to support the local WordPress community. Find full details on levels and recognition on the Sponsor page.
Want to speak? Show off your knowledge and teach us something new.
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Meet Your Organizers
Brent Kobayashi has been making the online world friendly for more than 19 years as president of Toronto digital marketing firm Kobayashi Online. Heavily involved with the WordPress community, Brent helps organize the Toronto WordPress meetup group of over 1400 people, has been a co-organizer of WordCamp Toronto since 2013, and runs the meetup group Online Friendly TO. He thinks he’s funny, but we’re not so sure – check out his shenanigans on twitter and judge for yourself… @brentkobayashi
Dejan wrote the book WordPress Responsive Theme Design and he was a technical reviewer of the book Learning Yeoman. As Dejan strongly believes in returning back to the community, he is the contributor/author to 2 free WordPress plugins: Buffer My Post and Tweet Old Custom Post. Dejan is also one of the organizers of WPToronto meetup group and WordCamp Toronto. Together with his wife he have recently created a site dedicated to all things WordPress.
You can always find him on various WordCamps (especially the ones within driving distance from Toronto) or exploring nature, art & love for food across Canada & US.
Greg Mount is the principle at Pasada Media, a Toronto-based web and media production firm. He is an IT veteran, who specialized in project management and courseware development for over two decades at the University of Toronto. Before that he worked in the music industry as an audio engineer, composer and musician.
Andy McIlwain (andymci) has been co-organizing WordCamp Toronto and the Toronto WordPress meetup group since 2011. He’s a developer at Brainrider, a B2B marketing agency in Toronto; an instructor at Camp Tech; and founder of the WebTO meetup group. You can find Andy on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Slideshare. Offline, you’ll find him at meetups and coffee shops around downtown Toronto.
Shanta R. Nathwani is a Consultant and Instructor in Web Design and CCIT Capstone at Sheridan College, which includes teaching WordPress. The ICCIT program is a joint program with the University of Toronto at Mississauga. She thrives on teaching beginners, as well as content architecture.
Shanta has spoken at numerous WordCamps over the last four years, including Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and three times at Toronto, so far. In Milwaukee this year, she delivered most of the beginner track for Foundation Friday and then delivered her Content Architecture talk on Saturday for a total of five talks in a single weekend. She was a co-organizer for WordCamp Hamilton’s second event this year and has now joined Toronto’s team. She has spoken at five WordCamps this year and seven last year.