Forthcoming Diary Dates

Updates are also published in our weekly agendas and meeting notes.

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Weekly global Marketing Team meetings

The global marketing team meeting will continue at 14:00 UTC in January 2022.
We have been consulting on whether we move the time an hour on as we have in previous years to accommodate daylight saving. Since 2020, the team has often held an additional collaboration/ new contributor help session after the main meeting. These sessions have been popular and useful for involving other teams and supporting contributors. Moving the meeting time has a knock-on effect on this. Following a poll and requests for feedback in the autumn of 2021, it was agreed to leave the meeting time at 14:00 UTC.
Update: 12/2021 discussion in the team channel about moving the start time to 15:00 UTC for Daylight Saving, and then returning to 14:00 UTC in March. A poll is to be organized for this by one of the team members.

January 2022

Link to the collaboration sessions on 5.9 marcomms in January 2022
More on the social media materials collaboration can be found in the post below.

Tuesday 4 January 2022, 20:00 UTC – WordPress Release 5.9 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 (RC1) in the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. channel

Wednesday 5 January 2022, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Wednesday 5 January 2022, 20:00 UTC – Dev Chat in the #core channel on Slack.

Thursday 6 January 2022 – No Coffee Break, now twice a month.

Wednesday 12 January 2022, 14:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Thursday 13 January 2022 – Coffee Break (these are now twice a month). The link will be posted in the Marketing channel before the event.

Wednesday 19 January 2022, 14:00 UTC – Dev Chat in the #core channel on Slack.

Thursday 20 January 2022 – No Coffee Break

Monday 24 January 2022 – time TBC: final check-in on social media amplification pack for 5.9

Tuesday 25 January 2022 – WordPress 5.9 slated for release

Wednesday 26 January 2022, 15:00 UTC – Global Marketing Team meeting in the #marketing channel on Slack.

Wednesday 24 January 2022, 20:00 UTC – Dev Chat in the #core channel on Slack.

Thursday 27 January 2022, 18:30 UTC – Coffee Break. The link will be posted in the Marketing channel before the event.

:calendar: The team has a Google Calendar that lists meetings, collaborations and social activities. If you are using Microsoft Outlook, you can follow this guide to embed Team’s Calendar in your own calendar.

Dates to be confirmed

TBC – Deadline to input/ review content for the Month in WordPress

TBC – Deadline to submit content for 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. Newsletter (Publishing date for the same is expected about: 17th )

TBC – Deadline for inputting/ reviewing content for the Polyglot Newsletter (Publishing date about 15th)

Change in Global Marketing meeting times

Following feedback and surveys, we are changing the Global Marketing meeting time to accommodate as many people as possible. 

  • 6 January 2021 to 24 March 2021 inclusive, 15:00 UTC
  • 31 March 2021 until 31st October 2021 inclusive, 14:00 UTC 
  • 3 November 2021 until Daylight Saving Time change in Europe, Until we have received more responses from the team, we will continue the meeting time at 14:00 UTC. In previous years, it has changed to 15:00 UTC to accommodate the team at that time.


Thanks to @meher, @webcommsat, @oglekler, @lmurillom, @yvettesonneveld for keeping this post updated. If you would like to help with updating this post on a regular basis, please let us know on its GitHub card.

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