WordCamp Boston is an annual conference celebrating WordPress, the open source software that powers over 25% of the internet.
Every year we have 30+ sessions on topics ranging from content strategy, to design best practices, to deep dives on advanced development ideas. If sitting in talks all day isn’t your thing, we’ll also have an open area where you can chat with other WordPress users, and a volunteer-staffed help desk for your questions. And you get all this with just a $40 ticket!
Buy your ticket today!
If you’re coming from out of town, we have a group rate at the Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline. We’re also working with other hotels for more group discounts. Keep an eye on our location page and twitter to watch for announcements.
We’re still looking for speakers and panelists!
Want to present at WordCamp Boston? You have until May 15th
If you’ve visited the site in the last day or so, you might have noticed a change… due to some schedule conflicts, we’ve had to move the date by a week. WordCamp Boston will now be July 23rd & 24th.
We’re still looking for speakers, and thanks to the date change you’ll have an extra week to apply! The speaker deadline is May 15th.
We’re also still looking for sponsors, if you want to reach the great Boston WordPress community, this is how to do it! Check out the sponsorship information here.
Watch for ticket sales opening up soon as well.
Some WordCamp Boston trivia: If you were around 5 years ago, these dates might sound familiar — we had the same weekend in 2011! It was also the hottest weekend on record that summer, so what better way to spend it than in an air-conditioned building learning about WordPress?
If you’ve ever been to a WordCamp, you know that the talks are a huge part of the event. We love that so many people want to share their WordPress knowledge with our community, and have had amazing talks come out of WordCamp. You can even watch last year’s videos online!
Do you have a lesson, idea, or story you want to share with our audience? You should apply to speak. You don’t need to have tons of public speaking experience (or any), all we ask is that you be able to present your chosen topic passionately and respectfully (there are a few other guidelines outlined on the speaker application). If you’re unsure about a topic, we’re happy to chat it through.
This year we’re trying something a little different with our speaker applications. In addition to our usual lineup, we’re aiming to have two pre-determined tracks: WordPress 101 on Saturday morning to get people new to WordPress up-to-speed for the rest of the conference; and WordPress in Higher Education.
We’re also trying to put together some panels for general conversation on common topics. If you’re interested in volunteering for a panel, check that out.
We’ll close speaker applications in May 8th, so you’ll have plenty of time to get your presentations done 🙂
We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Boston is officially on the calendar!
WordCamp Boston will be July 16 & 17 at Boston University. We’re glad to have BU hosting us once again, so you can look forward to plenty of great talks, including a track focused on WordPress in the higher education world.
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