Speaking at WP Accessibility Day

Join us on November 2nd and 3rd, 2022 to share your knowledge and experiences at the second WordPress Accessibility Day!

Speaker applications are now open until August 15th! Apply now!

Can I speak at WordPress Accessibility Day?

WordPress Accessibility Day is open to anybody who wants to share information about how WordPress and Accessibility intersect. Never spoken before? That’s fine! Don’t hesitate to submit your first talk today!

What kind of talks are you looking for?

Just about any talk on accessibility and inclusivity is a good candidate for WordPress Accessibility Day. Are you just starting to explore how accessibility impacts your site? Share what you’ve learned! Are you working on authoring new standards for the future of accessibility? The WordPress community would love to know more about how that will impact WordPress, themes, and plugins moving forward.

What do I need to know about speaking at WordPress Accessibility Day?

Full Length Talks

Full length talks will occupy an entire hour. Within that hour, you should plan on about 40 minutes to present and 10 minutes for questions from the audience. We’ll be leaving space for a 10-minute break between talks.

Lightning Talks

Have a focused talk that you’d love to share in under 15 minutes? That’s awesome, too! We’re planning on dedicating a few hours to lightning talks. Each talk will be kept to 15 minutes with no questions from the audience.

Panels

If you want to submit a panel discussion with a group of speakers, that could be super cool! We expect panel discussions to be 50 minutes long with questions throughout.

Do speakers get paid for speaking?

Yes! All speakers will get a modest honorarium. The honorariums are being supported by our generous contributors, and we can’t tell you exactly what the final amount will be. It will depend on where our final fundraising lands!

Propose a talk

The WordPress Accessibility Day speaker submissions opened on July 15th, 2022, and will remain open until August 15th, 2022. We’ll work as quickly as we can to select speakers, and all speakers can expect to be notified one way or the other by September 15th, 2022.