Email templates for State of the Word

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Hello there! WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. has created some email templates that you can use to help us with State of the WordState 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/. outreach. Feel free to use these templates to email your meetup group members. If you are not organizing a watch party, you can send an invitation email to your group members, so that they are aware of the watch party. 

[Meetup Attendees] State of the Word Invitation Email [Meetup Attendees] State of the Word Invitation Email

Hello there!

Mark your calendars; it’s almost time for State of the Word 2021!

State of the Word is the annual keynote address delivered by the WordPress project’s co-founder, Matt Mullenweg. Every year, the event allows us to reflect on the project’s progress and the future of open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL.. This year will include that and more.

Due to the pandemic, State of the World is happening online for the first time ever since 2020. Join Matt as he provides a retrospective of 2021, discusses the latest trends he’s seeing, celebrates the community’s amazing wins, and explores the future. Expect to hear about a range of topics, from WordPress 5.9 and Openverse to Web3 and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

What: State of the Word 2021
When: December 14, 2021, between 5 and 7 pm ET/10 – 12 am (December 15) UTC
How: If you’re watching from the comfort of your home or local watch party, the livestream will be embedded on https://wordpress.org/news/

Have a question for Matt?

State of the Word will be followed by a Question & Answer session. If you want to participate, you can either send your question ahead of time to ask-matt@wordcamp.org, or ask during the event in the livestream chat on YouTube.

If you’re new to State of the Word, the previous years’ recordings (below) will help you get a sense of what the event is about. Check them out:

Don’t miss this exciting event, add it to your calendar right away!

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Invitation to attend an In-person State of the Word Watch Party Meetup Invitation to attend an In-person State of the Word Watch Party Meetup

Hello there,

You’re invited! The [CITYNAME] WordPress Meetup group hosting a watch party for the 2021 State of the Word livestream. December 14 starting at 22:00 UTC.

State of the Word is an annual keynote address delivered by the WordPress project co-founder, Matt Mullenweg. The event includes key updates about the WordPress project and community, highlights from the past year, and questions from the vibrant WordPress community about our most beloved open source software.Visit this post to learn more: https://wordpress.org/news/2021/11/join-us-for-state-of-the-word-2021-in-person-or-online/

We’ll meet at the [VENUE-NAME + ADDRESS] to come together and enjoy this year’s State of the Word in person. There will be light refreshments and an opportunity to connect with others in our community, before and after the main event. RSVP NOW! 

[LINK TO YOUR MEETUP EVENT]

We’ll be following local guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. With that in mind, please note that in-person 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. are currently only available for:

  • Those who are vaccinated against COVID
  • Those who have recently received a negative COVID test
  • Those who have recently recovered from COVID

Don’t forget to bring your WordPress spirit! Dust off some of your favorite WordPress swag while we come together to celebrate another year of WordPress.

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Invitation to attend an Online State of the Word Watch Party Meetup Invitation to attend an Online State of the Word Watch Party Meetup

Hello there,

You’re invited! The [CITYNAME] WordPress Meetup group hosting a watch party for the 2021 State of the Word livestream. December 14 starting at 22:00 UTC.

State of the Word is an annual keynote address delivered by the WordPress project co-founder, Matt Mullenweg. The event includes key updates about the WordPress project and community, highlights from the past year, and questions from the vibrant WordPress community about our most beloved open source software.Visit this post to learn more: https://wordpress.org/news/2021/11/join-us-for-state-of-the-word-2021-in-person-or-online/

We’ll be meeting online for this event. The event will be hosted in a watch party format, where we will all watch the State of the Word together in a hangout. There will be time for everyone to connect, chat, and share their thoughts! RSVP NOW! 

[LINK TO YOUR MEETUP EVENT]

Don’t forget to bring your WordPress spirit! Dust off some of your favorite WordPress swag while we come together to celebrate another year of WordPress.

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