The schedule isn’t finalized but we want to make sure you know what to expect, especially for those who will be joining us for the first time in New Orleans. For those who can’t make the trip, we expect to continue our tradition of live streaming our sessions.
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.
While the format of our event is similar to a WordCamp, our entire program is focused on Higher Education and Accessibility, which allows for a richer and more fine-tuned experience for our attendees. You’ll never want to miss a session because they’re tailored just for you, a web professional who builds WordPress websites for Higher Education. Take advantage of face-to-face discussions with fellow attendees who know what it’s like to build websites in Higher Ed. Share with, learn from, and be inspired by, your peers.
The main conference takes place on the second and third day but we kick things off with workshops! Giving workshops their own day allow us to dive deeper and spend more time on important topics. We charge a little extra for workshops, mostly to cover the facility costs and a snack break.
We’ll probably start right after lunch, around 1 p.m., and go until 5 p.m. We’ll provide snacks. After we break for the day, don’t forget to join us for the first social event, our welcome gathering, the first night. All are welcome to attend.
The second day will be the first full day of the conference.
We usually get started around 8 a.m. with registration, a light breakfast, and opening remarks. Each session is 45 minutes with 15 minutes in-between, so you have time to use the restroom, stretch your legs, talk to other attendees, and chat with our amazing sponsors.
We will provide lunch and usually close on the first day between 5 and 6 p.m.
After sessions, meet up with some new friends for dinner before joining us for another social event and fun evening together, networking and making new friends in the community.
The third and last day is another full day and the last day of the conference.
We usually get started around 8 a.m. with a light breakfast before sessions. Again, each session is 45 minutes with 15 minutes in-between, so you have time to use the restroom, stretch your legs, talk to other attendees, and chat with our amazing sponsors.
We will provide lunch and usually end the day between 5 and 6 p.m. with closing remarks. Be sure to stick around for closing remarks for the chance to win some awesome door prizes and play a fun round of trivia!
After sessions, meet up with some new friends for dinner before joining us for the after-party. Karaoke is the name of the game at the WPCampus after-party so be sure to warm up those vocal cords. If singing isn’t your forte, no worries. It’s not required and there’s no pressure whatsoever.