A really great WordCamp needs to offer a wide variety of talks and discussions about and around WordPress. To make WordCamp Ottawa 2014 great we are looking for people excited about WordPress who can show our attendees a good time while teaching them about it.
Our Become a Speaker page explains what is involved in being a WordCamp Ottawa speaker.
All selections and submissions are reviewed by our committee. Things we look for in presentations include the uniqueness and popularity of the topic and the hometown of speaker, since we try to keep a certain percentage of speakers local.
Speaker qualifications and experience also weigh into the decision, particularly when we have competing submissions in the same topic space. Past speaking experience is NOT required We do have first-time speakers at WordCamp Ottawa.
Due to space, scheduling and topic balance, we cannot accept all submissions, and if your submission is not accepted we may not be able to respond personally.