Creating a Diverse Speaker Lineup

Resources for WordPress Meetup and WordCamp Organizers

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Essential Material

  • Building a diverse speaker roster
    Why and how to develop a group of underrepresented speakers to apply to speak at your MeetupsMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. and WordCamps.
  • WordCamp Speaker Selection
    How to do WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Speaker Selection (for content AND diversity).

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Optional Additional Resources

  • #diverse-speaker-support
    Our SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel to connect organizers and underrepresented speakers for WordPress speaking opportunities. Join, try to form genuine connections, and post your speaking opportunities (with as much detail as you can).
  • WP Speakers | Find A Speaker
    @michelleames’s WordPress directory of speakers to speak at your WordPress event. Use the filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. to find underrepresented speakers.

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