2021: Returning to in-person meetups

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WordPress events are online. Please refer to our online events handbook.

For communities COVID-19 has been more effectively contained, returning to hosting an in-person meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. event is possible, with caution, using the resources provided. If you plan to move forward with an in-person meetup, you must use the provided checklist.

In 2020, WordPress events moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. After many discussions, the Global Community Team would like to help WordPress meetup organizers, in communities that have more effectively contained COVID-19, return to hosting in-person meetup events with caution.

To do this, the team has created the following resources to help meetup organizers:

  1. In-Person Meetup Decision Checklist Organizers can use this checklist to determine whether they can, by the WordPress Community Team’s standards, proceed with hosting in-person meetups based on health authority data and organizer readiness. If you plan to move forward with an in-person meetup, you must submit this checklist to the Community team.
  2. References and links to Health Authorities Because the checklist asks organizers to reference health authority data, the team has compiled a list of resources that organizers can utilize.
  3. Templates for Meetup OrganizersThe team has written out some helpful language to assist meetup organizers in explaining to members how in-person meetups happen (or not). 
  4. Report FormIf an organizer or community member needs to connect with Community Team Deputies with concerns about local meetups, they can use this form.

For questions about this process, or if you have feedback to share, please email Community Team Deputies at support@wordcamp.org.

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