Tickets on Sale for WordCamp US 2016 December 2-4 in Philadelphia, PA

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Despite WordCamp US 2015 ending less than a week ago, general admission tickets are on sale for WordCamp US 2016. The event is scheduled for December 2nd-4th in Philadelphia, PA at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Tickets are $40 each and grant attendees access to both days of the event, swag, and lunch.

Alx Block, one of the lead organizers of WordCamp US, says other ticket types will be available soon, “ We’ll absolutely offer a micro-sponsorship again, just like the Jawn this year,” he said. The 2015 event sold 2,671 tickets.

  • 1,788 General Admission
  • 18 Jawn Microsponsorships
  • 865 Live Stream

The organizing team is hoping to double ticket sales in 2016.

Typically, WordCamps sell tickets a month or two from the day of the event. Block explains how WCUS is able to start selling tickets immediately, “We already have the larger logistical pieces in place. We know the location, we’ve signed the contract with both the venue and the official hotel, and we’re really excited to keep the momentum going,” Block said.

If you’re undecided as to whether WordCamp US is worth it, I encourage you to read the following recap posts by those who attended.

I was unable to attend this year’s event but I’ve already purchased my general admission ticket for 2016. If you have any inclination of going next year, grab your tickets now as they’re likely to sell out fast.

7 Comments


  1. The greed of starting to sell tickets a YEAR away from the event is sickening.

    No idea why I’m surprised….

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    1. At $40 a ticket for a conference of this nature (way cheaper than most), I’m failing to see the greed here. Personally, I think it’s a good thing they are opening it up early.

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    2. Ron:
      Full disclosure — WCUS organizer here, speaking in my own capacity, not officially representing WCUS, WC Central, etc.

      Your comment caught me a bit off guard, I’ve got to say. $40 doesn’t even *begin* to cover the cost of the event — in fact, it barely covers the cost of *one day’s lunch* per-person, let alone the other days’ food, coffee service, t-shirts, live-streaming, venue rental, captioning services, etc. We get by primarily on the generosity of WordCamp sponsors and the hard work of countless volunteers.

      Allowing for registration that far out might seem like a crazy notion (and it slightly is), but we want to make absolutely certain that everyone who wants to attend WCUS 2016 *can* attend WCUS 2016. (The number of US visa applicants we had to deal with was stunning; the number of not-approved visa applicants was *way* larger than we want to ever have happen again. Giving folks coming from out-of-country/out-of-town the maximum amount of time to plan and clear these sorts of hurdles are exactly what we want to allow for.)

      I and the other WCUS organizers would be happy to answer any questions that you might have, but please know that this is absolutely, 100%, *not* in any way, shape, or form, motivated by “greed”.

      Thanks

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      1. Personally, I think this is a really good move that will help foreign attendants.
        Planning a trip to the US from more than 4000 miles away needs time and even more so when your country isn’t a european one.

        So thank you WordCamp US organisers because now I will be seriously thinking about wether or not to attend.

        I wish you nice holidays. :)

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  2. When hosting an event with visitors from all over the world 2 months in advance is way to short. 12 months is a bit long but you have more than enough time to handle the paperwork.

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  3. WordPress Philly 2016

    I’m so proud of Philly and the WordPress coming in December 2016.

    I was born and raised in Philly, been working in Jacksonville, Florida since 1987 teaching Educational Technology and Social Media at a college.

    I have been blogging for over 12 years and have seen a great deal of growth in blogging and microblogging.

    I’m planning to bring some of my students and very excited to show them my hometown and have them exposed to an awesome networking and just as awesome content creators.

    Is there anything special/extra/etc I should make my students aware of before we travel?

    Looking forward to a great time.

    Wm Jackson
    Edward Waters College
    http://ewceducationaltechnology.wordpress.com/

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