Call for speakers now live!

WordCamp Chicago brings together designers, developers, bloggers, small business owners, entrepreneurs and educators from all across the midwest. What can you share with this community? We’re looking to build an awesome program which reflects the diversity of the greater Chicagoland WordPress community, and we want you to be a part of it!

Call for Speakers deadline is July 16th! So don’t wait til its too late!

What we look for

We ask that your talk be…

  • directly related to WordPress, or be immediately applicable and relevant to our audience
  • one or more of the following: skill-building, thought-provoking, novel, unique, entertaining, passionate, relaxed, educational, hands-on, challenging, mind-blowing, caffeinating, fresh, interactive, hilarious, niche-specific, general-interest, multi-media, comforting, polished, beautiful, delicious…
  • respectful of the WordPress community and the GPL
  • above all, awesome!


Most talks will be approximately 30 minutes to 45 minutes each depending on how long you want to leave for questions, so propose a topic you can cover passionately in that duration.

Talks will be on Saturday August 25th or Sunday August 26th. If you are only available for one day but not the other, please note this in your application.

We plan to record video of all talks for posting to

Speakers will be offered free admission to WordCamp Chicago, but will not be otherwise compensated.

As a disclaimer, all sessions will be video taped. You will need to sign and return an A/V form prior to the conference. All submissions without a signed disclaimer will not be approved.

Apply to speak!

About Aaron Holbrook

Aaron is a Chicago WordPress web developer/designer, gamer and father. He builds amazing WordPress themes and applications with his company A7 Web Design and has been working with WordPress since 2005. With clients across the globe, he has had the opportunity to work on many different types of WordPress sites and has discovered his passion for challenging the boundaries with custom functionality and WordPress. When Aaron’s not coding, he's probably on the floor playing cars with his two boys, or coming up with something new to blog about at Follow Aaron on Twitter: @aaronjholbrook.
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