April 18th from 10am (BST / UTC+1)  to 10pm  (BST / UTC+1)  onwards

Take part

Each session at the conference is based on 10-15 tweets in a fifteen minute period. If you’re presenting you can add videos, gifs, slides, links or whatever you’d like to your tweets

Proposal submissions have mow closed for #PressEdConf19

You can also take part by following the hashtag (#pressedconf19) for the day – or at any time after the conference has happened.

When a session finishes, there’ll be a chance to ask questions.

Remember to follow the code of conduct

If you’ve not got time to do a session, feel free to send us a link to your WordPress Projects and we’ll add them to our resource bank.


Martha Burtis (@mburtis) is Director of the Digital Knowledge Center at the University of Mary Washington. In this role, she oversees a peer tutoring program that offers support to students at UMW who are engaged in digital projects and assignments. She works closely with colleagues in the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies (DTLT), coming in behind their work with UMW faculty to offer one-on-one student support.

Prior to working as the DKC Director, she served as Special Projects Coordinator in DTLT, helping administer various faculty and student development projects, including the Online Learning Initiative and Domain of One’s Own. She has also taught classes in the departments of Computer Science and the Digital Studies American Studies program on digital storytelling, digital identity, and digital design. She helped co-found Domain of One’s Own at UMW in 2013, and she has worked closely with WordPress in higher education since 2004, in particular facilitating the use of WordPress as a space for imagining online learning environments and exploring digital fluency.

She has worked in higher education for 15 years, previously serving as director of DTLT at UMW and as director of Web development at the University of Montana.

Lorna-Jane Richardson (@lornarichardson) is Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, and specialises in digital heritage, digital ethics, and social media research methods. She is an archaeologist by training, with a particular interest in digital forms of archaeology and digital public engagement with heritage. She has held a number of public archaeology Twitter conferences since 2017 – most of which seem to work well!





Kevin Gannon (@TheTattooedProfis Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Professor of History at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. He writes and talks about critical and inclusive pedagogies, race and racisms (in both US History and higher ed), and digital and online teaching and learning. Kevin is a regular contributor to the Vitae (part of the Chronicle of Higher Education), and is finishing the manuscript for Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto, to be published by West Virginia University Press. In 2016, he appeared in the documentary 13th.




Claire Smith (@TeachTodos) is a second year student  studying on Dundee University’s four-year Education Programme. With a passion for making a difference (like all her peers) she embarked on a journey of personal development to become her best ‘teacher-self’, which she provided an insight into at PressED18.  Now almost at the half-way point, it is fair to say that the lanyard clip is longing for a badge! However, there is much more to be learnt – and many more reflections to be had. Out with the teaching circles and Glow Blogs, sports and music fill the slots in her leisure timetable. And… just when the sun is out (of course) … a trip home to see the furry friend never fails to leave her smiling. 


Dr Jennifer M. Jones is from Glasgow and deputy editor of the Glasgow Sloth, a new online publication focusing on slow journalism for a fast city. She is the co-organizer of Hacks/Hackers Scotland, a technology meetup looking at the future of news and an independent researcher. She is interested in citizen journalism.  social technology, and peering behind the curtain of digital subcultures. Her PhD examined the rise of alternative media and citizen journalism at the Olympic Games. (Photo credit: John Devlin, The Scotsman)




Natalie Lafferty (@nlafferty)

Natalie is an open education practitioner in higher and medical education and heads the Centre for Technology and Innovation in Learning at the University of Dundee. Over the past 10 years she’s been an advocate of using open technologies in higher education to support co-creation of learning and digital scholarship.  Natalie led the development of Dundee Medical School’s WordPress-based VLE “MedBlogs’ and in her teaching encourages students to use WordPress to support their reflective practice.


Pat Lockley (@pgogy)

Pat Lockley (@pgogy) started out in WordPress at the University of Nottingham as a blogger.

He then went to work at the University of Oxford on a WordPress OER project as a developer. When that ended, he worked on another WordPress OER project

He then went to the University of London, where amongst other things, he helped redesign their blog

For the last four years, he’s been self-employed running Pgogy Webstuff and doing a lot in WordPress

You can see more on his WordPress dot Org profile


The organisers would like to thank Phil Barker and Anne-Marie Scott for their support, Professor Gurminder K Bhambra for guidance, Isis Giraldo for Spanish Translation and Rose Newell for translation guidance


Here is the complete conference code of conduct

Our open PressED community strives to

  • Be friendly and patient.
  • Be welcoming: We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, colour, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
  • Be considerate: Remember that we’re a world-wide community, so you might not be communicating in someone else’s primary language.
  • Be respectful: Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one.
  • Be careful in the words that you choose: we are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren’t acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Violent threats or language directed against another person.
    • Discriminatory jokes and language.
    • Posting sexually explicit or violent material.
    • Posting (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
    • Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
    • Unwelcome sexual attention.
    • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
    • Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then stop.
  • When we disagree, try to understand why: Disagreements, both social, academic and technical, happen all the time. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re different. The strength of our community comes from its diversity, people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that it is human to err and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on helping to resolve issues and learning from mistakes.

If you experience or witness unacceptable behavior—or have any other concerns—please report it by contacting us via hey@pressedconf.org. We will handle all queries with discretion and confidentiality 

Legal stuff

We’re not linked with WordPress in any legal way (bar being users) and we’re not an official WordCamp.

We’re also not linked with WP Campus.

All of the above are great things however and you should check them out!