WordCamps in 2019

In 2019, over 36,000 WordPress enthusiasts came together at 142 different WordCamps to spend a day or three talking about WordPress, the free and open-source software that now powers 35% of the web!

WordCamps were held in 49 different countries in 2019, 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 stayed at the same level that was reached in 2018 but number of people involved have steadily increased!

Total WordCamps14214312611589
Total Registered Attendees46,45845,17742,93137,70827,354
Unique Attendees36,25835,75533,74429,58521,436
Total Organizers1,407 1,3951,061815600
Unique Organizers1,3311,3421,017797583
Total Sessions3,6483,5403,3152,9982,284
Total Speakers3,5903,4793,2652,9652,376
Unique Speakers2,7752,6342,4592,2841,762
Total Sponsors2,7912,6502,4782,3121,672
Unique Sponsors1,3341,2081,0421,2401,113

Notes on this report:

  • Data was gathered using reporting tools. Numbers before 2018 may vary slightly from past years (which were gathered manually).
  • 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

  • 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. Europe tickets sold: 3 868
  • WordCamp US tickets sold: 1 750
  • WordCamp Nordic tickets sold: 606

Trends and Analysis

An average number of attendees per WordCamp = about 327. This is a continued increase from the past few years, most likely due to the increase in tickets sold for flagship events.

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