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.

Alert: This handbook is still in progress! Have suggestions? Let us know!

Community events are an important part of the WordPress project. Due to COVID-19 concerns, many organizers have had to cancel or postpone their WordCamp or Meetup in early 2020. 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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