NextGen WordPress Events: Discover the Future of WordPress Gatherings

This is a living handbook page for NextGen WordPress Events. We will continue to update this page with upcoming events.

What are NextGen WordPress Events?

NextGen WordPress Events are the evolution of traditional WordPress gatherings. They aim to spark innovation and adoption through accessible training and networking for users, builders, designers, and extenders. These events celebrate the community by accelerating 21st-century skills, professional opportunities, and partnerships for WordPress enthusiasts of today and tomorrow.

Additionally, NextGen events should be doable (not requiring too great an effort by organizers), replicable, scalable, and desirable for attendees.

Why NextGen?

The WordPress community is ever-evolving. With challenges like organizer burnout, increasing costs, and the need for more diverse event formats, the NextGen initiative was born. These events may be curated for specific audiences, focus on particular content topics, and offer a variety of engaging formats.

Upcoming NextGen Events

In Pre-Planning

  • Santander
  • Sofia
  • Catalonia

Past NextGen Events

  • WordCamp (NextGen Event) Tegal – October 22, 2023: This one-day “Scale Up” workshop in Tegal, Indonesia will focus on enhancing participants’ WordPress skills for the enterprise world. Approximately 50 local WordPress enthusiasts will gather to learn from four experienced WordPress experts who will serve as mentorsEvent Supporter Event Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. and facilitators.
  • WordCamp Gdynia – September 30, 2023: Focused on ‘Optimization: Work and WordPress’.
  • Community Day (Rome) – September 29, 2023: A day dedicated to WordPress Community Event organizers, offering tools and insights for local meetupMeetup 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. organizers.
  • Japan Community Building Workshop – monthly: A series of online events in 2023 that will become in-person events in 2024. The objective of this event series is to create a study session for not only existing Meetup organizers but for all community members in Japan. The group will have a 6-month learning period with topics that include: understanding GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples., what diversity is and how can one make events more diverse, how to use social media more efficiently, learning about de-escalation, etc. View the October report.
  • WordCamp Bengaluru – July 29, 2023: A unique blend of traditional culture and WordPress discussions.
  • WordPress Day (Sevilla) – July 2, 2023: A simple, small, easy-to-organize Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.
  • WordCamp LeipzigJuly 1, 2023

Get Involved

Feeling inspired? Whether you’re looking to organize or attend, we want to hear from you!

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