Due to the current global health emergency, we strongly encourage you to consider online events instead of in-person in 2020. For more information, please refer to our online events handbook.

We are making changes to the Online 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. program, and the information provided in this document may not be accurate. While we are working on updating the documentation to reflect the latest changes, please visit the Make/Community Blog for latest updates on the Online WordCamp program.

Community events are an important part of the WordPress project. Due to COVID-19 concerns, many organizers beginning in February 2020 have had to cancel or postpone their WordCamp or 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.. At this time it is very hard to know when it will be safe to meet in person again. 

This site is a handbook for WordPress community organizers who want to host virtual events so that the community can continue to connect with and inspire each other. Because our expectations for Meetups and WordCamps, among other event types, were created with in-person formats in mind, we have proposed and are implementing some new guidelines for virtual events. 

In addition to providing these new guidelines, this site also provides instructions on how to apply for a virtual WordCamp. As virtual events are fundamentally different from in-person events, there are also recommendations and suggested best practices for speakers and organizers of virtual events, provided by experienced community members.

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