Innovative WordPress Events: Discover the Future of WordPress Gatherings

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


All About Innovative WordPress Events

WordPress events are the evolution of traditional WordPress gatherings (WordCamps and meetupsMeetup 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.). 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, WordPress events should be doable (not requiring too great an effort by organizers), replicable, scalable, and desirable for attendees.

The WordPress community is ever-evolving. Ideally, WordPress events are designed to help address the challenges of organizer burnout, increasing costs, and the need for more diverse event formats. WordPress events can be curated for specific audiences, focus on particular content topics, and offer a variety of engaging formats.


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Upcoming WordPress Events

In Pre-Planning

  • Catalonia
  • Santander
  • Sofia

Past WordPress Events

The events below were part of the NextGen WordPress Events pilot project:

  • Japan Community Building Workshop In-Person Event – February 22, 2024
  • WordCamp Pune – February 17, 2024: Day-long workshops for freelancers and people who are new to WordPress
  • WordPress Photo Festival – February 3 – 10, 2024
  • Jakarta WordPress Website Challenge – January 27, 2024: A website pitching competition where participants are encouraged to submit and showcase their websites. A panel of expert judges will evaluate various aspects of the websites, providing constructive feedback and praise for outstanding work. There will be a website showcase, panel discussion, workshop, sponsor exhibition, quizzes, and giveaways.
  • Kolkata CareerCamp – January 6, 2024: An in-person event focused on lighting talks, panel discussions, and workshops to connect job seekers and students with professionals and companies.
  • WordPress School Day (Valencia) – November 10, 2023: The WordPress School Day at 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. Valencia 2023 united the WordPress community in a day full of learning, inspiration and new ideas with 87 students who use WordPress.
  • 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 https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.
  • WordCamp LeipzigJuly 1, 2023

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