WordCampus Renames Event to WPCampus

WPCampus Featured ImageWhen WordCampus was announced, some of our readers expressed concern that the event’s name is too similar to WordCamp US and would cause confusion.

There was also concern that without being officially sanctioned by WordCamp Central, the event would infringe the WordCamp trademark that is owned and protected by the WordPress Foundation. To alleviate these concerns, the organizing group changed the name from WordCampus to WPCampus.

Rachel Carden, one of the event’s primary organizers, says the team had a backup plan from day one, “While most of the community agreed that the name WordCampus was spot on, the possibility of changing our name was proposed from day one as WordCampus was being confused with WordCamp US,” Carden said.

“As much as we love WordCampus, we didn’t want it to get in the way of what we hope to achieve, so the topic was passionately discussed at a planning meeting. The entire community cast their votes for a new name and WPCampus was selected as the clear winner,” Carden told the Tavern.

More than 250 people have expressed interest in WPCampus. If you’re interested in speaking, sponsoring, or attending the event, please fill out the survey.

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