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WordCamp Canada 2024

When

July 11, 2024 - July 13, 2024    
All Day

We’re excited to announce that Bluehost is on its way to the inaugural WordCamp Canada 2024! This event takes place from July 11 to 13, 2024, at the Infinity Convention Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. It’s a must-attend conference for anyone involved with WordPress, from beginners to experts. 

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is known for its history and cultural attractions. Key sites include Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal. The city offers many museums, parks, and diverse dining and shopping options. Ottawa’s efficient public transportation makes it easy to explore. This friendly city is an ideal venue for the event, providing attendees with plenty to see and do during their stay. 

What are WordCamps? 

WordCamps serves as critical conferences that foster the development and use of WordPress, the free and open-source platform that powers over 43% of the internet. These events are organized by dedicated volunteers reflecting the strong community spirit and collective efforts of WordPress users worldwide. Since the inaugural event in 2006, more than 1,145 WordCamps have taken place in 382 cities across 65 countries. 

These gatherings are crucial for keeping the community up-to-date and interconnected, ensuring that WordPress continues to thrive as a dynamic and user-friendly platform. 

Event schedule at a glance 

July 11, 2024 – Contributor Day & Intro to WordPress day:
The event kicks off with Contributor Day and an Intro to WordPress Day, a testament to the collaborative spirit of the WordPress community. It’s a day dedicated to contributing to the platform, learning, and sharing. 

July 12, 2024 – Conference Day 1:
The first day of the conference is packed with sessions and workshops aimed at enhancing your understanding of WordPress and expanding your skills. 

July 13, 2024 – Conference Day 2:
The learning continues on the second day, a perfect occasion to relax, network, and celebrate the experiences of the past days. 

Contributor Day & Intro to WordPress Day: More than just code 

Contributor Day is all about you—whether you’re a developer, designer, writer, or just a WordPress enthusiast. Your unique skills and dedication are crucial as we come together to continue shaping the future of WordPress. 

This special day is not only a celebration of the WordPress community’s spirit but also serves as the kickoff for WordCamp Canada, happening on July 11. It’s a full day dedicated to collaborating and contributing to the open-source WordPress project.

Intro to WordPress Day is happening alongside Contributor Day. There will be a series of sessions on WordPress basics to help get your WordPress website started, or help you get more done on the site you have. It’s a must attend! See the full schedule for all the sessions. 

Register here. 

Bluehost at WordCamp Canada 

As a Maple Syrup sponsor, Bluehost is looking forward to enhancing the community spirit of the event and helping attendees thrive online. 

At our booth, attendees will be able to learn more about our Bluehost Cloud Hosting. This offering is a comprehensive Managed WordPress platform designed for exceptional speed and reliability, featuring lightning-fast page load times and 100% server uptime. With its capacity to handle increasing demand without additional charges for traffic spikes, Bluehost Cloud Hosting stands apart from other services. 

We’ve teamed up with WP Cloud to craft what we believe is the best Managed WordPress platform available. Supported by WordPress experts and powered by a global server network, Bluehost Cloud offers the stability and performance needed to expand your online presence confidently. 

We will also discuss our latest offering, AI Website Generator, which is a game-changer for anyone looking to create a professional website without technical skills. This tool offers customizable templates and an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, making it perfect for beginners. This tool is included with all WordPress hosting plans, making it a cost-effective option for anyone looking to build a professional website without breaking the bank. 

Meet our team 

Two of our dedicated team members will be present at WordCamp Canada, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise. Here’s a sneak peek at our lineup:    

  • Sandy Edwards, Sr. Marketing Manager 
  • Chris Miles, Sr. Product Manager 

Featured speaker sessions 

Add to your WordCamp Canada experience with a lineup of the most insightful sessions. Speakers and renowned experts in their fields are set to share their knowledge, tips, and strategies to help attendees navigate the digital landscape.

From WordPress functionality to exploration of SEO best practices, these sessions are designed to provide valuable learning opportunities for all attendees. 

Mark Des Cotes will present “Beware: Your About Page May Be Costing You Clients!” This session will highlight the subtle yet significant ways an ineffective About Page can sabotage your online presence and provide practical strategies to transform it into a powerful asset. 

Lucas Rodriguez will present “WordPress: Empowering the Underserved in Rural Ontario.” This session will discuss how simple website tools like WordPress can make a big impact on communities that usually don’t get much attention. 

Amber Hinds will present “How to Ensure Your Website Complies with Canadian Accessibility Laws.” This session will provide an overview of web accessibility laws across Canada, both at the federal and provincial levels, including the Accessibility to Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Accessibility to Manitobans Act. 

Amber Hinds will present “Untangling Templates.” This session will explore the key elements that drive the look and layout of your site, clarifying the purpose of each built-in template. 

Join us at WordCamp Canada 2024 

As we gear up for WordCamp Canada in the heart of Ottawa, we’re excited to meet everyone. Join us for three days of learning, innovation, and community building. We look forward to seeing you there and exploring the potential of WordPress together. 

This event promises to be a gathering of minds, ideas, and experiences that will surely enrich everyone involved. From insightful sessions to engaging activities, and the chance to explore the beautiful city of Ottawa, there’s something for everyone. We look forward to sharing these moments and making memories that will last a lifetime. 

So, what are you waiting for? Get your tickets today! See you there. 💙 

  • Ritu Priya

    Ritu is a Senior Specialist of Brand Marketing at Bluehost. She aims to weave connections in the community by engaging with WordPress enthusiasts at WordCamps and other events. With several years of experience in this field, she is your WordPress cheerleader!

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