Ticket scholarships available – application now open

If the cost of a ticket to WordCamp Denver is prohibitive for you, please fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch. We do have a limited number of scholarships available, so form submission does not guarantee that you’ll receive the grant. This application form will remain active until active until August 11, or until we have allocated all available scholarship funds.

Planning a WordCamp involves a lot of effort towards making camp events and content as accessible as possible. So much of the time, for so many people, finances can be a barrier to access, so we’re cooking up ways to lower that barrier.

WordCamp Denver is a locally-focused event, and we want to make sure that everyone in our community, regardless of their financial situation, has the opportunity to benefit from the education, networking and camaraderie of the weekend of camp.

We’re delighted to announce that, thanks to some very generous sponsors, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships, covering the cost of both days’ tickets, to individuals who express a need.

In return, we are requesting that our scholarship recipients reach out to the sponsor to express thanks, whether that be with a tweet, a personal facebook or blog post, or even a handwritten note. The planning team will provide sponsor contact information to recipients as needed, and your information will be kept confidential by our team unless you grant us permission otherwise.

Ticket Scholarship Application Form

Call for Volunteers

We need your help!

WordCamp Denver 2017 is currently recruiting volunteers. We’re looking for volunteers to help in the following areas:
  • Registration
  • Sponsor relations
  • Speaker/workshop relations
  • Task runner
  • A/V assistance
  • Room host
  • Lunch distribution
  • Setup and teardown
  • Influencers – take shots, tweet, tag #wcdenver
Volunteers can help for an hour or two, or help out for the entire event. Either way, you’ll be part of making WordCamp Denver great.

Volunteer Perks

Volunteering at a WordCamp is a great way to meet new and interesting people in the WordPress community. You’ll get:
  • Free WordCamp admission.
  • A behind-the-scenes look at how the WordCamp magic happens.
  • Recognition for your efforts – give us your Twitter handle and we’ll tweet a special “Thank You” shout out.
  • A special volunteer badge so everyone at WordCamp knows how awesome you are.
  • A crew only WordCamp Denver T-Shirt

Call for Speakers

TLDR; Speaker applications for WordCamp Denver 2017 are open!

WordCamps are an opportunity to get involved in your local WordPress community. You can talk with and learn from other freelancers, developers, designers, agency owners, etc. You can also learn the latest technologies from our local CO scene.

To do that we need members in our community to step onto a stage and share their story. You don’t need to have a special degree or credentials. You just have to have courage and a learning moment that you’re willing to share.

  • Did a website explode? Tell us what happened and what you learned from it.
  • Did you get a giant client? How did that happen?
  • Did you use the new JavaScript REST API? How did that go? Any tips for first-timers?
  • Did your business pivot? What made you do that?
  • Are you selling a product on your site. How is that going?

We’re looking for 2 types of talks:

  1. Technical / How-to – if you want to walk us through how to do something that’s great.
  2. Stories / How did you get here? – if you want to talk about how you went through something. Regardless of the outcome (good or bad ending) there’s usually something to learn.

We’ll have short sessions (about 30 minutes) and longer sessions (about 60 minutes). We’ll work with you to pick the right length.

We’re also planning town halls. Which is where we have experts who answer questions about particular topics. Probably design, development, & running an agency. If you want to take part in a town hall submit a talk saying so.

On Sunday we’re planning on having 2-3 hour workshops. Feel free to submit a workshop idea on the same speaker application form. You’ll have a screen and you can show the attendees how to go through something step by step.

If you’re not sure if you should apply. Just do it. (Please don’t sue us Nike)

Tickets: now available “glitch-free”!

So we ran into a couple issues yesterday with our PayPal account wanting to display in Russian (thanks to all the dedicated people who emailed us immediately!). We do have this resolved now. If you see anything weird with PayPal when trying to purchase tickets A) try purchasing through an incognito window and see if that clears things up and B) if it’s still weird please contact us directly!!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in August!

Welcome to WordCamp Denver, CO

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

WordCamp Denver will be August 26 & 27, 2017 at the University of Denver.

We’ll be keeping you posted on all the details over the coming months, including speaker submissions, ticket sales and more!