WooConf 2016, a conference devoted entirely to WooCoomerce, will be held in Austin, Texas on April 6-8th. Recaps from those who attended in 2014 are all agreed that this is one conference you don’t want to miss if you work with WooCommerce. The event attracts a healthy mix of entrepreneurs, developers, designers and consultants. The WooNinjas who build the platform will also be on hand with expert tips and advice. Attendees will be able to book them for 30 minute consultations throughout the day.
WooCommerce has been downloaded more than 12 million times and is active on more than a million WordPress sites. The software is currently dominating global e-commerce, powering roughly 30% of all online stores. WooConf 2016 will be the first WooCommerce event since Automattic acquired WooThemes in May 2015.
More than 30 speakers will be on the schedule, including SocialMedia.org CEO Andy Sernovitz, e-commerce expert David De Boer, and Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg.
Conference organizers are holding a Golden Ticket contest where participants who share their WooCommerce stories on Instagram have a chance to win a round-trip flight, hotel accommodation, and conference pass. More than 350 posts are already marked with the #WooConf hastag.
The video contest is unearthing a host of diverse ways that WooCommerce is being used around the globe, such as selling educational courses, helping children in India, selling music, and even powering a dog grooming business. If you browse the contest videos, it’s amazing to see how many different applications people have found for the WooCommerce platform.
If you’re planning to attend the event, don’t wait to grab your tickets. The first WooConf in 2014 was sold out at 320 attendees and this year’s event will likely be no exception. Early bird tickets are on sale for $499 through the end of January. Regular tickets will be sold for $599 until March 1st when the last minute price will go up to $699.