Speak at WDC2021

As Luke and I start putting plans together for WDC2021 this October we are on the lookout for speakers.

WDC2021 will be, if possible an in-person event that will be taking place in Bristol on October 8th 2021.

If this isn't possible due to the pandemic Luke and I are currently putting out heads together to work out the best way to deliver WDC to you.

As with previous years there are 2 different opportunities for you to speak at the conference. A full 30 minute talk, or a shorter lightning talk.

Lightning talks

Do you have a hobby? Something that (maybe) takes you away from the internet in the evenings or weekends.

I'm on the look out for 3 such talks for this year, they need to be around 15 minutes in length.

Interested? All you need to do is submit a talk outline to [email protected] with the subject Lightning Talk WDC2021, easy.

Lightning talks are open to all, unlike the conference talks where the aim is to introduce new speakers to the world.

If you're interested in submitting a lightning talk please be free in early October to travel to Bristol. If you're chosen to present your talk you'll be given free admission to WDC2021.

Conference talks

As has been the case for a number of years now I am on the look out for new speakers who have never spoken at a conference before but want to get out there and share with the web community their own passion.

If you want the chance to be added to the list all you have to do is email [email protected] with the following:

  • Email Subject: Speaking at WDC2021
  • Title of your proposed talk
  • A short overview of the talk
  • Submit talk by May 1st 2021

If you can follow these 3 simple steps then I will review your submission and it will help me try and organise everything that's going on for WDC2021.

A couple of notes:

If your talk is aimed at pure promotion of you, or your company/product it stands 0 chance of getting any serious consideration, WDC is not a chance for you to spend 30 minutes going on about how great you/your company is, by all means mention who you are, what you do.

Try and make your talk as unique as possible.

You should be free in early October to travel to Bristol for the conference.

You should be ok with what to expect from speaking at WDC.


Speakers will be chosen based on how talks fit in with the entire WDC event. I do my best to respond to everyone who submits a talk.

Anyone who submits a talk and doesn't get chosen to speak will be given a discount code for a ticket to the event should they wish to attend.