Speakers

If you’d like to speak at the event, be on the lookout for our call for proposals! Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when our call for proposals opens.

What we’re looking for

We’ll be looking for stories, how-tos, hypotheticals, demos, case studies and more for our fifth annual in-person conference focused on WordPress and Accessibility in Higher Education. We’d love to have you join us and share your insight and experience.

Our call for speakers will not be limited to those who work in Higher Ed as you do not have to be in Higher Education to bring value to our community. At heart, we’re just web folk doing web things. We love talks on dev, design, content, strategy, management, being human and whatever else you find valuable to make the web, and Higher Education, a better place.

Need topic ideas?

We encourage you to check out the schedule from previous conferences for inspiration.

Our Slack channel is also a great place to ask questions, pitch ideas, and receive feedback from other members of our community. If you don’t have access to our Slack, use our Get Involved form to request an account.

Session Formats

While the majority of sessions will be comprised of 45-minute lectures, we would love to provide a variety of formats. If standing up in a room in front of a bunch of people and talking for 45 minutes isn’t your thing, no problem. Lightning talks can be just as valuable for attendees. We also provide workshops and love panel discussions.

  • General lectures
    • Talks will be 45 minutes, which includes any time for questions.
  • Panel discussions
    • Round up a diverse group of 3-4 folks and discuss a particular topic. Be sure to choose a moderator!
    • Discussions will be 45 minutes, which includes any time for questions.
  • Hands-on Workshops
    • A few 2-4 hour hands-on workshop time slots are available.
    • Workshops are held a day early on Wednesday, July 15.
  • Lightning Talks
    • Give a 15-minute presentation for quick topic overviews.

Speaker Benefits

Accepted speakers will receive free admission and hordes of gratefulness and admiration for your investment in Higher Education. Also, swag.

Only one speaker will be comped per presentation.
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