Technology Resources for Online WordCamps

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

For communities where COVID-19 has been more effectively contained or have easy access to COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing, returning to hosting an in-person 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. 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 addition to the free tools listed on the Organizing Virtual Meetups page, there are paid tools that may work well when you are organizing a larger event with a budget. Here are some of the tools used in the past online WordCamps and do_actions.

Online Event Platforms Online Event Platforms

Zoom Zoom

Online WordCamps will probably need a paid account if they are using Zoom to facilitate the event. Many organizers use Zoom for sponsor tracks and booths, hallway hangouts, 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/. tracks, watercooler rooms, and for fun and games. The Zoom breakout room feature can also be helpful for online WordCamps.

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 access to 6 Zoom Pro accounts that can be used for online WordCamps. On request, we can also add a large meeting add-on to our community zoom pro accounts for large WordCamps to facilitate more than 100 attendees.

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Google Meet Google Meet

Each 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. receives a Google Workspace for Nonprofits account under the wordcamp.org domain. With this account, you can run a meeting on Google Meet with extra features such as breakout rooms, hand raise, survey, and Q&A. More details of the Nonprofits edition can be found here.

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Hopin Hopin

Hopin is a virtual event venue with multiple interactive areas for connecting. Attendees can move in and out of rooms to enjoy the content and communication. Used by WordCamp Prague 2020.

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StreamYard StreamYard

StreamYard is a browser-based live streaming studio that can multi-stream to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other platforms. It can be a good choice if you want to have many volunteers to support recording/broadcasting tasks instead of relying on a small number of staff members who have installed specific software for it.

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Airmeet Airmeet

Airmeet is a platform for virtual conferences and workshops with a social lounge for a networking experience. Used by WordCamp Greece 2020.

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Crowdcast Crowdcast

Crowdcast is a live-streaming service with features such as multi-streaming, Q&A, green room, and webinars. It has been used for sessoins and game shows during online WordCamps (WordCamp San Antonio 2010), WPBlockTalk, and more. 

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Mozilla Hubs Mozilla Hubs

WordCamp Austin 2020 used a paid version of Mozilla Hubs to host a virtual room. It’s an open-source VR software where you can watch a video and explore a 3D area with other attendees.

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Remo Remo

Remo is an interactive virtual event platform that allows you to configure an original floor plan with multiple seating spaces. Used by WordCamp Ogijima 2020.

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SpatialChat SpatialChat

SpatialChat is a virtual networking event space that allows attendees to move around freely and join a conversation. Used by do_action Japan 2020.

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oVice oVice

oVice is a virtual office/event space with a floor plan customization option. Attendees can watch videos together and network. Used by WordCamp Japan 2021.

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