Status of WPCampus 2020

Event dates changed to July 29-30

You might also notice that our dates have changed (again) from July 29-31 to July 29-30. This will be the final change.

The first time we changed our dates, it was because of a conflict with DrupalCon. This time the reason is more personal. To put it simply, we listened to feedback and felt a three-day event with a half-day of workshops and two days of lectures would be a bit too much for everyone, including organizers and attendees.

We decided to remove workshops and set the event for two days on Wednesday (July 29), and Thursday (July 30). By leaving Friday open, we hope that attendees will be more likely to focus on the event because they can use Friday to get caught up on work before the weekend.

Read the full announcement

Event dates changed to July 29-31

On April 23, the Drupal Association announced “the first-ever virtual DrupalCon” which will take place July 14-17, 2020, the same time period as WPCampus 2020 Online. We felt there is enough crossover in our community to at least consider moving our dates so community members can attend both events.

We surveyed the community and the feedback was overwhelmingly in support of the decision. Thank you to all who participated in the survey.

WPCampus 2020 Online will now take place on July 29-31, 2020. Read the announcement

More information about the event

The WPCampus community decided to pivot our 2020 in-person event to an online conference and re-scheduled to convene in New Orleans, Louisiana, for WPCampus 2021.

WPCampus 2020 Online will take place on July 29-31, 2020.

The three-day online conference will include a variety of formats, including general lectures, lightning talks, longer-form sessions like workshops, and more. We aim to expand upon our previous online events to provide more options for interaction and learning within a virtual space.

Tulane University IT in New Orleans has agreed to continue to be our in-person venue sponsor for WPCampus 2021 and is working with us to book new dates.

The following dates are being considered for WPCampus 2021:

  • July 14-16, 2021 (Wed-Fri)
  • July 21-23, 2021 (Wed-Fri)
  • July 28-30, 2021 (Wed-Fri)

Read the announcement to learn more about the decision and the research involved.

As part of our planning, the WPCampus community is going to re-design the WPCampus 2020 Online website. Beginning in April, we are going to blog about the process, which will include our research and insight into the technical specifics needed to host an online conference.

Subscribe to our blog updates to follow along with the WPCampus 2020 Online re-design and other updates.

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