The application process to be the host city for WordCamp US 2017 and 2018 is now open. A lot of work goes into making WordCamp US successful and planning needs to start as soon as possible. The goal is to have future host city organizers be involved in the second year’s planning to learn the process and pass on the lessons learned to the next group of organizers.
If you’re thinking about applying to be the host city, you’ll need to know the following information.
- The names and contact information for your organizing team.
- Information about your location, including:
- Do the venues have hotels within 3 miles that can support 1,500-2,000 attendees? Average hotel costs for budget, mid-range, and high-end hotels.
- Flight costs from the West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, Mexico, and Canada.
- Venue information with an option to suggest a second venue. Each venue requires:
- A budget
- Room capacities
- Dates available
- Additional venue details
- Contributor day information, including:
- Wifi information
The new location will be selected before WordCamp US 2016. When the six cities were chosen to possibly host WordCamp US 2015, Tavern readers voted for Phoenix, AZ over Philadelphia, PA. If you have any questions or need help filling out the application, contact support @ wordcamp.org.