WordCamp US Is Accepting Applications for 2017-18 Host City

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:
    • Venue
    • 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.

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4 Comments


  1. 1.My Recommendation is for Cary, North Carolina, USA.
    2. It’s the upcoming area in terms of overall growth
    3. Place for spectacular eve experiences and events due to Research Triangle Park and major IT Companies.

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  2. Just curious, how it comes, that Philadelphia host two US Camps 2015 and 2016 too? It looks like anomalia for me, that the same city host a event twice in a row.

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    1. Just like the search is for 2017 AND 2018.

      The “regional” WordCamps should look 2-3 years worth in advance.

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  3. My suggestion is Des Moines, Iowa – the Silicon Prairie.

    – We have a large Events Center that can handle beyond 2,000 participants.
    – We are home to several major data centers including Microsoft, Facebook and nearby Google in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
    – PayPal is nearby in LaVista, NE (Omaha suburb)
    – Dwolla payment gateway is based in Des Moines.
    – Pinterest’s founder, Ben Silbermann, was born and raised in Des Moines.
    – ALL of these companies and many more have a lot they can contribute to further integration of their services into the WordPress platform and hopefully one or more of them will come together and work with the Des Moines Visitor’s & Convention Bureau to form an organizing team, gather the information you need – and make this happen!
    … btw, the political season will be well over so you won’t have to deal with donkey or elephant antics.

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