State of the Word 2022 is just around the corner and it’s the perfect opportunity to organize a watch party for your community.
Join others from around the world as co-founder, Matt Mullenweg, presents this year’s WordPress keynote address from New York City on December 15, 2022, 1–2:30 P.M. EST (18–19:30 UTC), and like last year, it will be live streamed.
Live streaming State of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/. offers an excellent opportunity for meetups Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. and WordPress enthusiasts to connect with one another while staying up-to-date on the latest happenings in WordPress.
Reinvigorate your meetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. group and spread the WordPress buzz as you bring people together for some once-a-year WordPress fun!
Organizing a Watch Party
You can choose to host the watch party online or in person. Regardless of which you chose, we have created event templates in Meetup.com that will help this event stand out from others you’ve planned this year.
Is State of the Word streaming live at an odd hour in your timezone? Organize a party to watch the replay at a date/time that is convenient for your group.
Have a question you want to ask directly to Matt? You can participate in the Question & Answer following the keynote either by emailing your question ahead of time to email@example.com or ask during the event in the live stream chat on the WordPress YouTube channel.
In Person State of the Word Watch Party
All you need is a venue that has a large TV screen (that can stream YouTube) or a projector with a decent audio system. That’s it!
From there you all can relax, enjoy catching up with one another, and watch State of the Word from wherever you happen to be in the world. Learn more about organizing an in person State of the Word watch party.
If you are organizing an in person watch party, fill out this form no later than the end of day November 30, 2022 and we’ll ship swag for your meetup group to celebrate with!
Online State of the Word Watch Party
If you need to schedule an online watch party for your WordPress Meetup group, simply follow these instructions and add the State of the Word YouTube streaming link (you’ll find it on this post) directly on your Meetup.com page. Learn more about organizing an online State of the Word watch party.
Looking for a Zoom Pro account to host your online watch party? Request a community zoom pro account for your event right away!
Promoting State of the Word in Other Ways
Even if you’re not organizing a watch party, help us promote State of the Word by emailing your attendees about the event (if you are a Meetup organizer). Here are some email templates that could be useful!
Joining a Watch Party Near You
We have compiled an ever growing list of State of the Word Watch Parties from around the world. If you don’t see a watch party in your region listed there, check this page on Meetup.com to see if another local WordPress group has one planned.
Can’t find one in your area? Consider organizing a watch party on your own?
Watch Party Resources
We’ve put together a few resources to help you schedule your watch party:
- Here’s our handbook to help you schedule your online or in person event.
- Have questions for Matt? Email them to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org OR simply ask your question in the live chat during the live stream.
Finally, don’t forget to share on social media about your watch party events using the official hashtag: #StateOfTheWord
We cannot wait to see what you plan on December 15!
Is your group planning a State of the Word watch party? Link to it in the comments or simply drop an email to email@example.com.
The following folks contributed to this post: @harishanker , @evarlese and @mysweetcate
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