WPCampus 2020 is the fifth annual in-person conference for the WPCampus community, a gathering of web professionals, educators and people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in higher education.
This year’s event will take place July 15-17, 2020 at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.
We’re grateful to the team at Tulane University IT for sponsoring our event and welcoming our community to their campus.
Visit the WPCampus conferences page to learn more about our previous conferences: WPCampus 2019 (in Portland, Oregon), WPCampus 2018 (in St. Louis, Missouri), WPCampus 2016 (in Sarasota, Florida), WPCampus 2017 (in Buffalo, New York), and our annual virtual conference, WPCampus Online.
What to expect
WPCampus is a three-day conference event filled with sessions, networking and social events. It will cover a variety of topics, all focused on the growth of Higher Education, Accessibility, WordPress, and its people.
View the schedule to learn what you can expect for the event.
How much will the event cost?
Visit the tickets page to learn more about event costs.
Who will be there?
Members of the Higher Education, Accessibility, and WordPress communities from all over the United States, Canada, Europe and more. We welcome faculty, staff, students and professionals dedicated to Accessibility and Higher Education.
Thus far, there have been numerous niche WordPress conferences aiming toward for-profit initiatives and geared toward businesses, marketers, or eCommerce site owners. The concept for WPCampus is an education focused, non-profit event which will allow people to share and learn about WordPress in the world of Higher Education.
Much like online businesses or blogging, higher education is a world of its own with unique challenges, content, stakeholders, and target audiences. Higher education is WordPress at enterprise level but we don’t worry so much about which e-commerce plugin is best. Instead, we’re more concerned with managing large-scale networks of faculty blogs, abiding with FERPA and accessibility regulations, and implementing tools to promote research data.
WPCampus members are using WordPress to power learning management systems, intranets, large university websites, and whatever else is needed to support their institution.
The world of higher ed is a great great candidate for utilizing WordPress to its full potential, whether it’s using the powerful CMS to stretch limited resources or using its API capabilities to share information and break down silos.
How WPCampus began
This conference (and community) is the brainchild of Rachel Cherry, a web engineer with a passion for all things WordPress and higher education. She loves going to WordCamps but there was never content focused on the topics she wanted to discuss as a higher education web specialist. The idea for the conference all started with a tweet in August 2015 and has since formed into a widespread community of over 1000 members and 7 conferences.
— Rachel Cherry (@bamadesigner) August 3, 2015
How to get involved
If you are not already a member of the WPCampus community, we invite you to follow @wpcampusorg on Twitter and visit the main WPCampus site to learn more on how to get involved. We have a thriving Slack channel and would love to have you join the conversation.
WPCampus events are not WordCamps and are not affiliated with the WordPress Foundation.