Community Summit 2017

What is a Community Summit

The Community Summit is a small, discussion-based event where we hold face-to-face conversations about issues or subjects that are difficult to discuss online. This is not a 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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. for experienced folks only, please keep this in mind when you start thinking about the topics (see below). We will gather to discuss major issues; it’s about solving hard problems to keep alive and move forward the project.

When and where is it?

The 2017 WordPress Community Summit (CS) will take place on Tuesday-Wednesday, 13-14 June, before 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. Europe in Paris, France (the venue will be in the 15th district of Paris).

Which topics are discussed

It’s up to all of us really! These topics/issues should be relevant for the progress of the team and the WordPress open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project as a whole, and we should prioritize topics which are sensitive enough to specifically require in-person discussion. Comment below with your ideas and suggestions.

Who is going

We are going to review the topics and will nominate Summit participants based on the topics we identify as needing in-person discussion.

Once we have decided on the topics we can work to nominate people who are needed for the in-person discussions. Once we have have a list of nominees we can check with them if they are able to attend. If they are unable to attend due to financial reasons then we can look with the WordPress Foundation for some type of partial financial support.

The selection is based on several factors, including: representation of a wide, diverse range of opinions (based on the agreed-upon topics selected by each team), diversity, inclusion, and activity of the contributors.


  • What should we discuss at the community summit?
  • Let us know if you are coming to Paris and can make the community summit.
  • Do you have any questions?