Tools for Online Meetups and WordCamps

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.

For Meetups For Meetups

We are reserving use of the paid online production tools for WordCamps. For meetups (and other smaller events), there are many excellent, free tools to use. We have a list of suggested tools, along with tips and ideas from community organizers here.

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For WordCamps For WordCamps

All new online WordCamps, along with existing online WordCamps that did not complete a budget review (as on August 2020), will need to rely on local sponsorship if they wish to work with A/V production vendors. If these camps are not relying on A/V vendors, they can still host the 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. using accessible tools (such as YouTube live, Zoom, and Streamyard for example) with the help of local volunteers.

For more information about cost guidelines and the budget review process, visit this page.

Note: 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. had previously provided Audio Visual vendor support for online WordCamps that were held in the first half of 2020. WordCamp organizers had the option to make use of the recommended vendors or choose to work with a local supplier. You can find more background on this change in the following blog post.

Community-sponsored Zoom Pro accounts are available for online meetups and WordCamps. You can reserve a Zoom Pro account for your meetup now!

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