WordCamp in Germany in October 2023

Written by the WordCamp Germany organizing team

We are very excited to make a special announcement: Preparing for the First regional WordCamp in Germany (short for WCDE) from October 19 to 21, 2023 is in full swing! After many successful local WordCamps in larger cities before the pandemic, we are now expanding our scope and bringing together the entire German WordPress community. This special event will take place in Gerolstein / Vulkaneifel.

WordCamp Germany means enthusiasm, learning and gathering people who love and use WordPress, from beginners to experienced developers. It’s a chance to discover the latest WordPress trends, make new friends, and grow as part of the community.

In this post, you will find out

  • how you as a speaker:in can share your knowledge with many and how we support you,
  • how you can support us as a volunteer at WordCamp Germany and
  • how you can also contribute as a sponsor and what you get out of it!

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  1. We are looking for speakers!
    1. Working hours of the speaker
    2. Become a speaker at WordCamp Germany
  2. Support WordCamp Germany 2023 – your chance to give back!
    1. Become a volunteer
    2. Become a sponsor
    3. Support with a microsponsor ticket

WordCamps are intentionally designed to be barrier-free and focused on inclusion. The organizers of WordCamp Germany strive to ensure that our event is accessible and welcoming to all, regardless of financial status, physical ability, ethnicity, gender or other factors.

We are looking for speakers!

Have something to say that might inspire other members of the WordPress community? Great! We’re looking for new speakers – and it could be you!

We often see an imbalance in speaker diversity at tech events. It is extremely important to the WCDE organizing team that we host an event with a balanced and diverse lineup of speakers that better represent the WordPress community and our society.

Therefore, we especially encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. Providing a wide range of voices, opinions and experiences is important to us. Whether you already have experience as a speaker or this is your first presentation, we want to hear from you!

We want the lectures to be varied, inspiring and educational. Have a story to tell or a topic you want to share? Then we will wait for you to visit! We have different formats:

  • 45 minutes Conversation slots for detailed lectures,
  • 15 minutes Lightning talks for shorter, concise presentations,
  • 45 minutes panel, in which multiple people (“panelists”) can lead a moderated panel discussion and
  • 2 hours workshops for practical application.

Working hours of the speaker

If you’re considering applying to be a speaker but still unsure, we’ve got good news! We organize two “Office Hours” for anyone who wants to learn more about how to apply for a Speaker:in WordCamp in Germany. Office hours are free and open to everyone.

You can choose one of two possible working hours dates:

You don’t need a WordCamp ticket to attend Office Hours, nor do you need to commit to sign up as a speaker. Everyone is invited to participate.

Become a speaker at WordCamp Germany

Ready to share your ideas with the WordPress community? Then fill by August 9, 2023 at the latest Fill out the Call for Speakers registration form and let’s create an unforgettable WordCamp Germany 2023 together!

Support WordCamp Germany 2023 – your chance to give back!

Become a volunteer

No WordCamp can work without the many volunteers, because there is a lot to do everywhere. WordCamp Germany also needs support here.

what about you

In addition to free entry, including free food, you’ll get to chat with lots of interesting people from the WordPress community. You can look behind the scenes. If you plan a WordCamp yourself, you will gain a lot of useful experience. And of course, it’s not a full-time job, but you have enough time to attend the sessions yourself. And fun is guaranteed anyway.

Sign up using the Call for Volunteers form.

Do you want to make a significant contribution to the German-speaking WordPress community? Then we have just the right thing for you! Become a sponsor of WordCamp Germany 2023!

This event is made entirely by volunteer organizers, and your financial support allows us to create even more great content and experiences. Whether you’re part of a global company, a startup, or just love WordPress, we have a sponsorship package for you. Every contribution counts and your support is very important.

Here are just a few of the benefits you will enjoy as a sponsor:

  • Be visible: Your brand will shine in an impressive crowd of developers, designers, bloggers and WordPress fans. This is your chance to be the center of attention and attract attention.
  • to connect: You will have the opportunity to connect with interesting people from the WordPress community and possibly meet future business partners or friends.
  • share your knowledge: Not only money is important. It’s about sharing knowledge and supporting the WordPress community. Become part of the creative exchange “Priekšnams Trase” that moves us all forward.
  • Emits good vibrations: Show that you care about community and innovation. It’s like wearing a superhero costume – only without the tight fitting costume.

Are you ready to do more for society? Great! We are open to your ideas and suggestions. Maybe you want to organize an additional event on the spot, or provide a travel fundpromote the participation of underrepresented groups.

By the way, if you want to help as an individual, we also offer microsponsor tickets. With this ticket, you cover the cost of participation in the event per inhabitant. Tickets will go on sale soon at germany.wordcamp.org.

Your support makes WordCamp an even more meaningful and inspiring event. We appreciate any kind of help and are glad to have you as part of this wonderful community. Together we can make WordCamp an unforgettable event!

Take a look at the different sponsor packages and choose the one that suits you best: Click here for the sponsor registration form.

We hope for you and your support! We can’t wait to hear from you and see you at WordCamp Germany 2023. Let’s build the world of WordPress together!