WordCamp Tokyo 2016 Calls for Speakers, Adds New English Track

WordCamp Tokyo 2016 will be held September 17-18 at the Bellesalle Shinjuku Grand. This will be the 9th edition of the event, which sold out last year with 750 attendees.

Yesterday the WordCamp’s organizers put out a call for both for English and Japanese speakers. Last year the event hosted a selection of English sessions, but the 2016 edition will add a dedicated track for English speakers with simultaneous interpretation.

The WordCamp will be broken into three tracks: User, Technical, and Global. Descriptions and example topics for each are available in the post calling for speakers. All English language presentations will be placed under the Global track but speakers are welcome to submit any topic.

The theme of WordCamp Tokyo 2016 is “breaking dawn.” With the advent of the WP REST API and the recent surge in WordPress-powered application development, the WordPress community is entering a new era. Organizers have selected a motto as part of the theme:

Let’s try something new,” said organizer Toru Miki. “That is the message we want to get across to the WordCamp Tokyo 2016 attendees. Our goal is to offer sessions that can motivate and stimulate them, just like the beam of sunlight in the dawn.”

If you want to attend one of the biggest WordCamps on the planet and you have a topic that you think can inspire attendees, the speaker application deadline is Friday, June 10. Presentations can be 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or 75 minutes. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by mid-July.


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