Those who use the self hosted version of WordPress have access to WordCamps, annual conferences dedicated to WordPress. Meanwhile, there has never been a conference focused on WordPress.com.
Press Publish is a new series of events focused on WordPress.com and Jetpack. The first is scheduled for March 28th, 2015 in Portland, OR. There’s also a second event scheduled for April 18th, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ.
Each event lasts for one day and has two tracks. Speakers will share their personal success stories on using the WordPress.com platform. There will also be a handful of Automatticians on hand to answer any questions. Registration is open for both events and costs $250.00.
Press Publish is an opportunity for attendees to learn from some of the brightest minds who make a living publishing content on WordPress.com. It’s also an opportunity for attendees to speak with Automatticians face to face to suggest features or enhancements to the service. The events and locations are part of a pilot program that, if successful, will likely spread to other places around the world.
At $250 a ticket, such an event is only accessible to the well-heeled bloggerati who can write it off as a business expense.