LoopConf, a conference geared towards WordPress developers has been rescheduled for February 6-8, 2017, and will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The event was originally scheduled to take place in Florida but was cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew.
Ryan Sullivan, lead organizer of the event who lives in Salt Lake City, says one of the reasons he chose his hometown is to take advantage of local connections.
“When we chose to reschedule LoopConf, there was a very large financial impact attached to that,” Sullivan said.
“Had we chosen another resort destination, our money would have been committed to the logistics and venue there, and we would have had to scale back on attendee experience.
“That wasn’t something we were willing to sacrifice, so we brought the event back home so we could lean on some local connections, and still put on a fantastic event without asking anything else of the attendees or sponsors.”
Tickets that were purchased for the Florida event are automatically being transferred to the Salt Lake City event. Those who can’t make it and would like to request a refund need to send an email to info @ loopconf.com and add Refund Request to the subject line. Refund requests should be submitted before October 31st.
Those who couldn’t attend the event in October but can in February are in luck as tickets are back on sale to the public, “We’re hoping to bolster and regain some of what we’ve lost, and we know that won’t be possible without the support of the WordPress community at large,” Sullivan said.
Sullivan has also negotiated a deal with the Little America hotel located a few blocks from the venue. Room rates are $179 per night instead of the usual $229 and ground transportation will be provided each day to and from the venue. While rooms are not currently available for reservation at the lower price, Sullivan says a special link will be published soon.
For detailed information on the event and to purchase tickets, visit the LoopConf website.