Increase in WordCamp maximum ticket price for 2019

After a thoughtful discussion earlier this year, it’s nearly unanimous that time (and inflation) has caught up with the $20/pp/day price cap for WordCamp tickets.

In 2019, the maximum ticket price for WordCamps will be $25/pp/day, or 25% higher than the current price for WordCamps that don’t use USD.

A few reminders:

  • This is a maximum price. WordCamps can charge less than $25 per person, per day.
  • The ticket price does not reflect on the value of the event. WordPress is free and priceless at the same time — and in an ideal world, WordCamps would also be free. We set ticket prices as low as possible, to minimize the attendee no-show rate, while keeping the event accessible to anyone, regardless of financial resources.

All WordCamps scheduled for 2019 can change their ticket prices (or not) as of January 1, 2019.

At the end of 2019, we’ll look at the no-show rate for WordCamps worldwide and see if this slight price increase has had any effect. If we don’t see any improvement, we can discuss whether another price increase might be worth trying.  🙂

Shameless plug: It’s super-useful for WordCamps to track attendance on their WordCamp sites, because it contributes to wiser decisions in local communities as well as on a global basis. 🙂 So please remember to track attendance!

If you have any questions, doubts, or feedback, please leave a comment on this post! 🙂