Speaker Agreement

Speakers taking part in WordCamp Toronto 2016 must agree to the following:

I agree that WordCamps are meant to benefit the local WordPress community through live events and the broader WordPress community through the sharing of online video and other materials.

I agree that a WordCamp is a casual, locally and volunteer-organized event, focused on WordPress and reflecting the local WordPress community it represents.

I understand that WordCamp organizers, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers are expected to support the WordPress project and its principles.

I understand that the principles of the WordPress project include:

  • no discrimination on the basis of economic or social status, race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or disability
  • no incitement to violence or promotion of hate
  • no spammers
  • no jerks
  • respect the WordPress trademark
  • embrace the WordPress license; If distributing WordPress-derivative works (themes, plugins, WP distros), any person or business officially associated with WordCamp should give their users the same freedoms that WordPress itself provides: 100% GPL or compatible, the same guidelines we follow on WordPress.org
  • don’t promote companies or people that distribute WordPress derivative works which aren’t 100% GPL compatible

I agree that WordCamps are not-for-profit events, organized with budget and funding transparency.

I agree that WordCamps should be accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of financial status.

I agree that I am not an employee of the WordPress Foundation and am participating in WordCamp exclusively as a volunteer.