During the State of the Word at WordCamp San Francisco, Matt Mullenweg announced that the event will be renamed to WordCamp US and will no longer be held in the Mission Bay conference center. The announcement doesn’t eliminate San Francisco, California from being the host city but it doesn’t seem likely as venues to hold more than 1,000 people are hard to come by or too expensive. The idea of WordCamp US is similar to WordCamp Europe in that it would change host cities every year.
I asked several WCSF attendees where they think the first WordCamp US will be held. The most common answers include the following cities:
- Houston, TX
- Las Vegas, NV
- Miami, FL
Houston is a likely candidate as it’s the birth place of Mullenweg, co-creator of the open source WordPress project. With the annual WordPress conference not tied to San Francisco anymore, it gives him an opportunity to host it in his hometown.
Las Vegas has numerous venue locations that can hold upwards of a few thousand people. Food choices are plentiful and the weather is usually pretty nice. Miami is an international destination with easy access from Europe.
Which US city do you think will host the first WordCamp US and which city would you like to see host it? Let us know in the comments.