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  1. Scott Winterroth

    Chicago, it’s the center of the country “business wise” and you can always get a good flight.

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  2. marybaum

    How bout STL? Middle of the country, SW Air accessible, easy to get around. Not expensive.

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  3. Nikhil Vimal

    My location of choice? I think Houston, TX would be a neat place to hold WCUS. It’s a nice destination and definitely would be a symbolic first place to have WordCamp US!

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  4. Ben Fox

    Hopefully they will call it WordCamp North America making it inclusive, like WC Europe and not perpetuate the stereotype of US ignorance of your continental neighbours.

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    • Jeff Chandler

      I updated the post title and the post as it’s codenamed WordCamp US, not USA. But, all the details of it outside of that are unknown. It’s quite possible that it may be re branded to WordCamp North America, I didn’t think of that.

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    • Sarah Gooding

      I would love to see a WordCamp Canada as another big one and WordCamp USA. :) Cities I think would be great for WC USA: Denver (1st choice), Kansas City, Nashville, or OKC.

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      • Ben Fox

        I don’t think we need a separate WC Canada. The USA is close enough geographically, linguistically and culturally to its neighbours that a continental WordCamp works well. If you split off Canada, all you’re doing is depriving the core event of 6 major cities worth of WP users and relegating them to a 2nd class.

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  5. Rhys

    I would like to see it on the east coast as a European. I’d love to see it in New York (gives me a reason to go back there) but totally could understand why not. Florida seems the next best thing, particularly as it’s generally the cheapest to fly from the UK.

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  6. Katie

    Houston, Austin or Dallas, TX

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  7. Scott Kingsley Clark

    I would love to see WordCamp US go from town to town, becoming the ‘main’ WordCamp every year, so if it was in Houston, there obviously wouldn’t need to be a WordCamp Houston that year, or Austin, Miami, etc.

    And the hometown people who would normally run those WordCamps could participate, along with help from the primary WordCamp US team which would assist in boasting their organizational skills and bring better WordCamps to that city in the future on it’s own. It’s a win-win!

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  8. Ben Fox

    I’d love to see it in a small(ish) town or city where our presence doesn’t get diluted. Hey Kansas, what’s up? ;)

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  9. Knut Sparhell

    WordCamp North America would be the most logical name, and opens the path for future WordCamps in other parts of the world, besides Europe. For city, the best choice for an event that attracts so many participants from all over the world, US included, is one with one of the best international/intercontinental flights hub nearby. But may be Houston should wait for the 15th anniversary?

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  10. Jason Gohlke

    If you want a central location, cheap prices, great barbecue, and a surprisingly interesting city, Kansas City, MO is an excellent choice.

    I’m also fond of Milwaukee (being from there). Cheaper than Chicago, slightly more beautiful lakeshore, and the bus system is adequate!

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  11. Dave Bell

    Being a travel hater, I am hoping for Boston :) A somewhat convenient 1.7 hour drive for me :) 2nd choice is maybe Miami. 3rd is the Texas area.

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  12. Janet

    I feel it should be held in the Nations Capital – non state – in Washington, DC, in the spring or whenever (dates) prices are good for travel for everyone around the world! Let’s do it!!

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  13. Morten Rand-Hendriksen

    I second the calls for and sincerely hope they rename this project to “WordCamp North America”. The name “WordCamp USA” feels exclusive and begs the question “what about the large Canadian WordPress community?”

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  14. Aaron Hockley

    I’d like to see it called something other than WordCamp. Much like the formerly-WCSF, it won’t be locally organized, won’t have mostly-local speakers, and won’t be subject all the usual parameters for a WordCamp.

    I think there’s definitely a place for a big event aimed at the established WP community, but let’s call it something else and continue to have WordCamps all around.

    As to venue, I don’t really care. I’d like to see it move around between cities that are air hubs so that flights are simple for most folks. Unless they move it to NYC, it’ll be impossible to find somewhere that’s overall more expensive for attendees than SF.

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  15. Stephen Cronin

    I vote for WordCamp North America, in Denver, either with a separate set of rules for regional WordCamps or re-branded as conference.

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  16. Miroslav Glavic

    Isn’t there a WordCamp Miami that goes yearly? What if WC US goes there, will the WC US plan things of the WC Miami people?

    I don’t like WC (Continent). WC’s should be local.

    I live in Toronto and 99% of the Canadian Universe is in Toronto. People from Vancouver or Victoria would have to travel 4 1/2 hours to Toronto (non-stop, 6 1/2 if 1 stop transfer city).

    Whatever happened to that rule that WordCamps must be WordCamp (City)

    WordCamp in Canada are mainly two choices: Toronto and Montreal. Maybe there was one in Vancouver, I can’t remember.

    I think the organizers of the local WP Meetup group should do the WordCamp for that City.

    I was (and still am) against…

    WordCamp UK. I think London, Edinburgh and Cardiff have enough ppl to do their own WordCamps

    Same for European countries like Croatia and Serbia. Among other Countries.

    Having WC Europe in let’s say France, that WC will get more western Europeans, since it will be more costly for Croatians, Serbians, Bulgarians, Polish, etc… to go to France over French/Spanish/etc…

    Same for WC US, it will cost more for someone on the opposite coast.

    Local WordCamps mean people won’t have to spends 100s of dollars to attend.

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  17. shackep

    How about Indianapolis? Tie into some Jazz history there. Fairly central. Just can’t happen when other big events are happening in town. Indy 500 etc…

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  18. James Giroux

    I think if you did WordCamp North for US/CAN and a WordCamp South for those in central and south America you’d be continuing the continental precedent set with WC Europe. Matt said that WC Europe has been a huge success and most likely is fostering continued growth of local WordCamps so I do think there’s room for both. I love the idea of investing in a smaller market city too. With a WC North you could also alternate between Canada and the US.

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  19. Diana Nichols

    How about Atlanta? We have lots of large venues, great air accessibility from pretty much anywhere, a large WP support community, and reasonable costs.

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  20. Jeremy Englert (@JeremyEnglert)

    Can we all just come to the agreement that Vegas would be the best, most bad ass location for a WordCamp US? What happens at WordCamp, stays at WordCamp…

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  21. Theresa Jennings (@mindsqueezecrea)

    Not Las Vegas. Too much cigarette smoke. EVERYWHERE.

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  22. Travis Pflanz

    Matt loves BBQ… So, it’s gotta be Kansas City, right?

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  23. jdailey

    WordCamps in Phoenix, AZ are pretty epic. Lots of good food, great locations, great WordPress community and the weather is pretty awesome in October.

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