Now Presenting: Your speakers for #WCGR 2012

In no particular order, here’s a look at our current speaker line up:

  • John James Jacoby
  • Mark Jaquith
  • Lisa Sabin-Wilson
  • Jake Caputo
  • Ryan Imel
  • Chip Bennett
  • Pippin Wiliamson
  • John P Bloch
  • Andy Stratton
  • Tim Shangle
  • AJ Morris
  • Topher DeRosia
  • Aaron Holbrook
  • David Tufts
  • Paul Kortman
  • Kimanzi Constable
  • Tharon Rodriguez
  • Chad Warner
  • Reid Peifer
  • Justin Razmus
  • Benjamin Lotter
  • Jonathan Calvin
  • Timothy Burns
  • Justin Jones
  • Dustin Hartzler

Even though our speaker deadline is now passed, we could still use another talk or two in the Theme/Design category. If you’re into that kind of thing you can still apply to speak any time before Saturday, July 28.

We’ll have speaker bios and session descriptions going up later this week, as well as our preliminary schedule. If you’re already sold you should grab a ticket before we sell out!

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WCGR Tickets Now Available, only $20!

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for: tickets are now available for WordCamp Grand Rapids! Each ticket is only $20 and includes admittance to both days of our WordCamp, an invitation to the After Party on Saturday, Aug 18 (more on that later), and your very own WCGR T-Shirt. It’s one heck of a bargain, and you better act quickly because we only have a limited supply of tickets available.

Excited and ready to go?

Purchase Your WCGR Tickets!

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Get Your WCGR Badges Here!

Attending or sponsoring WordCamp Grand Rapids this summer? Hoping to speak? Show your pride and spread the word with these badges! Code below.
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Call for Speakers

WordCamp Grand Rapids brings together designers, developers, bloggers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and educators from all across West Michigan (and beyond!). What can you share with our community? Our goal is to create one amazing event, and we want you to be a part of it!

Call for Speakers deadline is July 20th! So don’t wait til its too late!

What We’re Looking 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 GPL
  • above all else, awesome!


  • Most talks will be approximately 30-45 minutes each, so propose a topic you can cover passionately in that duration.
  • Talks will be on Saturday August 18th or Sunday the 19th. 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 This means you’ll need to sign an A/V release if you’re willing to be recorded.
  • Speakers will be offered free admission to WordCamp Grand Rapids, and an invitation to our VIP Dinner on Friday the 17th, but will not be otherwise compensated.

Want to speak?

Fill out a speaker application

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Hello World, Meet WordCamp Grand Rapids!

It’s so thrilling to finally be able to say this: WordCamp Grand Rapids will be happening Aug 18-19, 2012. Right now we’re fleshing out all the details and building up our web presence. If you’re interested in speaking, sponsoring or volunteering, we are ready for you!

If you’re interested in attending, well, you’ll just have to wait another week before you can purchase your ticket 🙂

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