WordCamps in 2018

This is a long overdue post to summarize the WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. program for 2018. Thank you for your patience!

In 2018, over 35,000 WordPress enthusiasts came together at 143 different WordCamps to spend a day or three talking about WordPress, the free and open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. software that now powers 34% of the web!

WordCamps were held in 47 different countries in 2018, with events in 6 continents: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America.

As you can see in the chart below, the number of WordCamps continues to steadily increase!

Total WordCamps143 12611589
Total Registered Attendees45,177 42,931 37,708 27,354
Unique Attendees35,75533,74429,58521,436
Total Organizers1,3951,061815600
Unique Organizers1,3421,017797583
Total Sessions3,5403,3152,9982,284
Total Speakers3,4793,2652,9652,376
Unique Speakers2,6342,4592,2841,762
Total Sponsors2,6502,4782,3121,672
Unique Sponsors1,2081,0421,2401,113

Notes on this report:

  • Data was gathered using the new reporting tools, so numbers may vary slightly from past years (which were gathered manually).
  • Added data on organizers (total and unique).
  • We are reporting on “total sessions”, rather than “unique sessions”. This is because determining unique sessions is subjective and therefore difficult to track.

Flagship WordCamps Data

  • WordCamp Europe tickets sold: 3,192 (includes 826 live stream tickets)
  • WordCamp US tickets sold: 4,071 (includes 2,260 live stream tickets)

Trends and Analysis

Average number of attendees per WordCamp = about 314. This is an continued increase from the past few years, most likely due to the increase in tickets sold for flagship events.

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