Schedule

This year’s WordCamp Toronto kicks off bright and early! Registration opens at 8:00am and sessions begin at 9:30am. Sessions run until 6:15 pm (18:15) in the afternoon.

60+ Sessions over 2 days organized in 10 tracks for your convenience.

Please bear with us as we finish the data entry of all confirmed speakers and sessions. Please check back often as the schedule is being updated in real time!

Update:
This year’s afterparty kicks off at 8:30pm at The Gladstone Hotel!
(Doors open at 8:00pm.)

Saturday, November 15th

Time A11y Advanced Developer Beginner Developer Community Content and Business Designer User/Admin
9:30 amSelfish Accessibility Adrian RoselliIntroduction to Backbone.js Brian HoggDon’t Fear the Custom Theme: How to build a custom WordPress theme with only four files Linn Øyen FarleyCommunity: Getting Involved Aaron CampbellHow to Rock a WordCamp Even if You’re a n00b Marc Benzakein
10:30 amAccessibility – A feature you can build Monika PiotrowiczPut a little Backbone in your WordPress! Adam SilversteinGetting Comfortable With Child Themes Kathryn PresnerOrganizing fully accessible communities Jordan QuintalWordPress 101 Al Davis
11:30 amNext-gen A11y Testing Tools Karl GrovesImproving Performance with Responsive Images David NewtonDisaster-Proof Your WordPress Site Kate NewbillLevel up: review themes on WordPress.org Tammie ListerCongratulations! You’re having a WordPress site! Joe Rozsa
12:30 pmSaturday Lunch with Abokichi
1:30 pmLunch (continued)
2:30 pmWordPress Theme Accessibility Jordan QuintalMultilingual WordPress – How to make your WordPress site multilingual Matt SmithContrib2Core: Saturday Tom Auger, Paul BearneGrow Your Audience with Savvy Content Marketing Tactics Brian RotszteinThe Human Side of UX Design James Archer
3:30 pmUse ARIA Now! Billy GregoryMultisite for Multilingual Rick RadkoGoogle Analytics and WordPress for Beginners David BirdWireframe Secrets Revealed Elida Arrizza
4:30 pmHow to Perform an Accessibility Audit Janis Yee1000 sites: MultiSite as an intranet hosting platform Tom SommervilleDemystifying SEO Alex RascanuTypography in Web Design Jasmine Vesque
5:30 pmFixing Inaccessible Content Sean YoIt’s ALIVE!!! – Using AJAX to bring WordPress sites to life. Brian LaymanPump up your search visibility with structured data Mendel KurlandDesigning for Content David Hickox

Sunday, November 16th

Time Advanced Developer Agency Community Content and Business Designer Developer User/Admin
9:30 amPowering Business Sites with WordPress Luca SartoniSo You Want to Be a WordCamp Speaker: A practical workshop for beginners Tammie Lister, Kathryn PresnerWebsite Assessment clinic Dawn Comber, Ruth MaudeWordPress for Designers James HipkinWriting Cleaner, Sturdier Code With Unit Testing David Herrera
10:30 amBack To Square One: Building A WordPress Starter Development Kit Kyle UnzickerSo You Want to Be a WordCamp Speaker (continued)Website Assessment clinic (continued)Sass and WordPress Brian HokeSetting up Vagrant for Unit Testing Paul Bearne
11:30 amPick the right CMS for your job Alan LokSo You Want to Be a WordCamp Speaker (continued)A Quick Guide to Long-form Content on WordPress David HamiltonDesigning Creativity Lucas Cherkewski
12:30 pmSunday Lunch with Abokichi
1:30 pmSunday Lunch (Continued)
2:30 pmWordPress and Client Side Web Applications Roy SivanWordPress Project Management 101 Chris Van PattenContrib2Core: Sunday Tom Auger, Paul BearneSave Time By Managing WordPress from the Command Line Shawn Hooper19 Plugins You Should Be Using Renee Moore
3:30 pmDeveloper Panel *NEWContent Architecture *NEW Shanta NathwaniLevelling up your development workflow Dara SkolnickWP Front-End Editors Jacques Surveyer
4:30 pmIntegrating WordPress with External APIs Aaron CampbellAgency Panel Tom Auger, Dre Armeda, Brent Kobayashi, Avery Swartz, Robyn Larsen, Brian RotszteinCore Functions You (Maybe) Don’t Know Exist Nicole ArnoldHow to take a free theme and make it yours James Strang
5:30 pmThe Database Schema Mo JangdaAgency Panel (continued)Everything you know about AB testing is wrong Stephane BoisvertWordPress Media Tools for Creatives Denise Williams