[Action requested] Vote for “Organizing Diverse & Inclusive Events workshop” date and time

I am planning for our next quarterly #WPDiversity’s “Organizing an Inclusive and Diverse WordPress event” workshop.

This is a 2.5-hour workshop to learn how to create a welcoming and diverse WordPress meetupMeetup 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. or 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.

Do you want to attend? By Sunday, September 25, 2022 please vote on the time that would work best for you at this link on #community-events:

  • [1] Thursday, October 13, 2022 @ 5pm – 7:30pm UTC (1pm ET / 10am PT)
  • [2]Thursday, October 13, 2022 @ 3am-5:30am UTC (8:30am IST / 11am PHST / 2pm AET)
  • [3] Friday, October 14, 2022 @ 3am-5:30am UTC (8:30am IST / 11am PHST / 2pm AET)

VOTE NOW

We are thinking specifically about how to make the timing work for WordCamps that are in their planning stages (roughly 50% of which are in AMER/EMEA and 50% in APAC). Whichever time we select, we will definitely hold the workshop for other timezones in future quarters.

The workshop will be in English with a live transcript / captions.

Any and all WordCamp and meetup organizers are especially encouraged to attend this workshop!

VOTE NOW

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Upcoming #WPDiversity Events: April 2022

Speaker Workshop

Does the thought of speaking at one of our WordPress 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. or WordCamps intrigue you? Do you think you don’t know or have anything worth speaking about?

Even though it will be lead by #WPDiversity, this workshop is open to all in WordPress thinking about speaking at a MeetupMeetup 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. in Nigeria.

Allyship Program

Cohorts 1 and 2 of the Allyship for WP Event Organizers, WCUSWCUS WordCamp US. The US flagship WordCamp event. organizers, and WCEUWCEU WordCamp Europe. The European flagship WordCamp event. organizers are officially invited. Other people are welcome to watch and even join in and are encouraged to join cohort 3 in May 2022 (date TBD).

Reminder: Proposal Feedback

A reminder that feedback is open for the Proposal: Steps to Integrate #WPDiversity into WordPress Event Organizing until end of day April 8, 2022. Thank you for your help!

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Upcoming #WPDiversity Events: February 2022

Speaker Workshops

Does the thought of speaking at one of our WordPress 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. or WordCamps intrigue you? Do you think you don’t know or have anything worth speaking about?

Allyship Program

Cohorts 1 and 2 of the Allyship for WP Event Organizers are officially invited. Other folks are welcome to watch and even join in and are encouraged to join cohort 3 in March (date TBD).

Open Invitation: Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) Volunteers Zoom Call

Want to see if there’s a way you could help out with the #WPDiversity working group?

The Diverse Speaker Training group (#WPDiversity) is having a Zoom call for the group’s volunteers, and the call is open to all in WordPress who would like to learn more about what we do and who value a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming WordPress community.

February 23, 2022 @ 5pm-6pm UTC #WPDiversity Volunteers Zoom chat

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Diverse Speaker workshops (#WPDiversity): November and December 2021

We have workshops for people from underrepresented communities in WordPress in November 2021 and December, 2021. Please join us and please help us spread the word!

If you are a MeetupMeetup 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. or 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. organizer, please invite your community to either of these events to help you have a larger speaker pool — especially speakers from underrepresented groups.

How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events #WPDiversity

Does the thought of speaking at one of our WordPress 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. or WordCamps intrigue you? Do you identify as a person from a marginalized and underrepresented group (in terms of gender, race, class, caste, sexuality, ability, age, etc.) who is thinking about speaking at a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp in the Philippines, India, Indonesia, or other nearby timezone? Do you think you don’t know or have anything worth speaking about?

This workshop is for you!

This interactive watch party workshop will be held in English.

We are holding the same workshop for two areas:

Southeast to Southern Asia

Saturday, November 27, 2021
0700H-0830H UTC / 1500H-1630 GMT+8 / 1230H-1400H IST

Register now

Americas and Europe

Thursday, December 9, 2021
6pm-8pm UTC / 1pm-3pm ET / 10am-12pm PT

Register now

(rescheduled to January 2022 – date TBD)

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Workshops from #WPDiversity: October and November 2021

We have workshops for underrepresented community members and for WP event organizers coming up in October and November, 2021. Please join us and help us spread the word!

Allyship for WordPress event organizers AMER/EMEA Accountability

The cohort of the first Allyship program is meeting for an accountability SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. chat about the actions they are taking after the first Allyship for event organizers workshop. Although this session won’t have coaching as one of the main focuses, we will still welcome open discussion.

Others who did not attend the workshop are welcome to participate or lurk. 🙂

Thursday, October 28, 2021
5pm-6pm UTC / 1pm-2pm ET
#community-events Slack channel

Empower Women Speakers For Your WordPress Events in Latin America

A hybrid event in-person in San José, Costa Rica, and over Zoom for women WordPress organizers in Latin America to learn to run Women Speaker workshops.

We will teach you how to run the 4-5 hour workshop that will:

  • Help you understand some of the reasons why women aren’t submitting talks
  • Help the women in your communities overcome their personal barriers to public speaking at your WordPress events
  • Help them create a talk title, pitch, outline, bio, and slide deck
  • Give the new women speakers motivation and confidence to start speaking
  • Increase how many women are giving talks in your community

Saturday, November 6, 2021
1pm-5pm CST
San José, Costa Rica and over Zoom

Register now

Allyship for WordPress event organizers AMER/EMEA

After a successful cohort 1 in August, we are beginning cohort 2 in November. Members of cohort 1 are invited to return and join our new members.

A 2-hour interactive watch party online to learn how to create welcoming and diverse WordPress 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 for your WordPress community.

This is not just for organizers, but anyone who wants to champion this kind of environment, now or in the future.

Do you run or attend WordPress events and notice only one type of person is attending? You’d love to see more diversity represented, but people are either not showing up — or they attend once and don’t come back. What can you do to be a good ally to foster, promote, and support diversity and an inclusive space?

We know that you have good intentions and really want to do things “right”, and therefore need a supportive space to talk through sensitive real-life challenges, so this watch party workshop will NOT be recorded.

This interactive watch party workshop was created by Allie Nimmons, Aurooba Ahmed, David Wolfpaw, and Jill Binder for 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. US 2019.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
6pm-7pm UTC / 1pm-3pm ET

Register now

How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events Southeast to Southern Asia

Does the thought of speaking at one of our WordPress Meetups or WordCamps intrigue you? Do you identify as a person from a marginalized and underrepresented group (in terms of gender, race, class, caste, sexuality, ability, age, etc.) who is thinking about speaking at a meetupMeetup 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. or WordCamp in the Philippines, India, Indonesia, or other nearby timezone? Do you think you don’t know or have anything worth speaking about?

This workshop is for you!

This interactive watch party workshop will be held in English.

Saturday, November 27, 2021
0700H-0830H UTC / 1500H-1630 GMT+8 / 1230H-1400H IST

Register now


We will be holding a “How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events” for AMER/EMEA in December. Stay tuned!

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#WPDiversity Events in September (attention India!)

Thursday, September 16, 2021 @ 5pm-6pm UTC

Allyship for WordPress event organizers AMER/EMEA Coaching and Accountability

The cohort of the first Allyship program is meeting on the #community-events SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel for the first Coaching and Accountability chat about the actions they are taking after the first Allyship for event organizers workshop. The guest coach will be @alliennimmons.

Saturday, September 18, 2021 @ 7pm-8:30pm IST

How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events IST

Does the thought of speaking at one of our 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. or WordCamps intrigue you? Do you identify as a person from a marginalized and underrepresented group (in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, age, etc.) who is thinking about speaking at a meetupMeetup 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. or 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. in India or a nearby timezone? Do you think you don’t know or have anything worth speaking about?

Or are you a meetup or WordCamp event organizer or other person signing up for the “Empower Women Speakers For Your WordPress Events in India (Sept 24&Sept 25),” and want to improve the diversity of your speaker lineups?

This workshop is for you!

Register now

Friday, September 24 to Saturday, September 25, 2021 @ 9am-11am IST

Empower Women Speakers For Your WordPress Events in India

Have you ever had trouble getting women to speak at your WordPress meetups or WordCamps in India?

We will teach you how to run the 4-5 -hour workshop that has been proven to increase the number of Women speakers in WordPress Communities all over the world. You will learn to:

  • Understand some of the reasons why women aren’t submitting talks
  • Help the women in your communities overcome their personal barriers to public speaking at your WordPress events
  • Help them create a talk title, pitch, outline, bio, and slide deck
  • Give the new women speakers motivation and confidence to start speaking
  • Increase how many women are giving talks in your community

Register now

Please help us spread the word about the India events!

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Upcoming workshop: How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events

This is an event for people from marginalized or underrepresented groups in WordPress in AMER & EMEA and for participants in our Allyship program who have taken the “Allyship for WordPress event organizers” workshop on August 19th, 2021.

The Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity) invites you to join us for a workshop in a fun format: an Interactive, Transformational Watch Party! We will watch a video on Learn WordPress.

Facilitators: @onealtr and @volkswagenchick

Does the thought of speaking at one of our WordPress 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. or WordCamps intrigue you? This is a workshop for people from marginalized and underrepresented groups who are thinking about speaking at a meetupMeetup 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. or 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.. The focus of this hands-on session is to look at what has stopped you from speaking in the past and explore how to move past your fears, generate WordPress-related topics to give a talk on, boost your speaking confidence, and allow you to practice speaking in a safe space. At the end of the workshop, you will have a few ideas for talks that the community wants to hear!

***You do NOT have to have any experience in public speaking. This workshop is for all levels of experience.***

WordPress Meetup and WordCamp organizers: Want to foster more diverse speaker lineups for your events? Please invite your communities!

Friday, 27 August 2021
5.00PM – 6.30PM UTC / 1.00PM – 2.30PM ET / 10.00AM – 11.30AM PDT
Free

Register now

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Workshop August 19, 2021: Allyship for WordPress event organizers AMER/EMEA

Our inaugural Allyship workshop for the new Allyship program!
Thursday, August 19, 2021
5 PM – 7PM UTC / 1 PM – 3pm ET / 10 AM – 12 PM PDT

A 2-hour interactive watch party online to learn how to create welcoming and diverse WordPress 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 for your WordPress community.

This is not just for organizers, but anyone who wants to champion this kind of environment, now or in the future.

Do you run or attend WordPress events and notice only one type of person is attending? You’d love to see more diversity represented, but people are either not showing up — or they attend once and don’t come back. What can you do to be a good ally to foster, promote, and support diversity and an inclusive space?

We know that you have good intentions and really want to do things “right”, and therefore need a supportive space to talk through sensitive real-life challenges, so this watch party workshop will NOT be recorded.

This workshop was created by Allie Nimmons, Aurooba Ahmed, David Wolfpaw, and Jill Binder for 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. US 2019.

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June 30/July 1, 2021: #WPDiversity Workshop for AMER, APAC, and Oceania

Workshop: How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events for AMER, APAC (includes Australia/Oceania)

In an effort to reach more places in the world that we have not covered previously, members of the #WPDiversity team are holding workshops at different times. On June 30th/July 1st, @volkswagenchick will be holding a workshop for Americas (after work hours) and Asia-Pacific (mornings). This will finally include Australia, New Zealand, Oceania!

June 30, 2021
4pm-6pm PDT (Los Angeles)
7pm-9pm EDT (New York)

July 1, 2021
8am-10am JST (Tokyo)
9am-11am AEST (Melbourne)

Facilitated by: @volkswagenchick

Does the thought of speaking at one of our 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. or WordCamps intrigue you? Do you identify as a person from a marginalized and underrepresented group (in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, age, etc.) who is thinking about speaking at a meetupMeetup 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. or 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.? Do you think you don’t have anything worth speaking about?

Come to our highly interactive, 2-hour live workshop:

Read more about our free workshop on June 30/July 1, 2021 and register

Please tag meetup and WordCamp organizers of these areas in the comments to help us get the word out to them!

Where/when else should we cover?

Has your area been missed?

Is there a WordCamp speaker application opening soon that would like to reach more people from underrepresented groups?

Anything else we should be considering for choosing our next day/time?

Please comment on the post to let us know.

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This weekend: #WPDiversity Workshop for the Philippines and APAC

Workshop: How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events PH/APAC

You spoke and we heard you. Our monthly-ish Diverse Speaker workshops over the last year have been available to AMER/EMEA time only. We love you too, Asia. @onealtr is holding a workshop for you in Philippines and APAC!

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 3pm-4:30pm Philippines time

Facilitated by: @onealtr

Does the thought of speaking at one of our 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. or WordCamps intrigue you? Do you identify as a person from a marginalized and underrepresented group (in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, age, etc.) who is thinking about speaking at a meetupMeetup 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. or 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.? Do you think you don’t know or have anything worth speaking about?

Or are you a meetup or WordCamp event organizer and want to improve the diversity of your speaker lineups? Would you like to meet potential speakers and help them create great talks that your community would love to hear at your event?

Come to our 1.5 hour “Interactive, Transformational Watch Party” workshop this weekend!

Read more about our free workshop this weekend and register

Please help us spread the word! Send this post to your WordPress friends in PH/APAC.

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