The COVID-19 pandemic has forced thousands of in-person events to move to the virtual space. Many are disappointed that they will miss out on human interactions with their fellow WordPressers.
However, this shift also means location and travel budgets are no longer limiting factors. You have the opportunity to attend many more WordPress-related events from home.
Fans of the content management system will have their fill of WordPress with these virtual events coming up during the summer and fall of 2020. Get ready — because your calendars are about to get booked up.
Upcoming virtual WordPress gatherings include:
- WordPress Accessibility Day
Various Dates – WordCamp Events 2020
A throwback to WordCamp Europe Berlin in 2019
WordCamp is an international conference series for WordPress fans by WordPress fans. Overseen by WordCamp Central, local volunteers and sponsors organize WordCamps in cities around the world. Bluehost is a global sponsor for WordCamp.
The intent behind hosting WordCamps is to educate and bring together WordPress users of all experience levels and in all kinds of roles, from content creators to developers.
WordCamp US was the flagship US event that was supposed to take place in St. Louis from October 27-29. Although organizers initially pivoted to a virtual event format, on July 30, 2020, organizers announced that the event is cancelled.
Check out these upcoming virtual WordCamps:
- August 20-21: WordCamp Minneapolis – Tickets are available now
- September 6: WordCamp Ogijima, Japan – Registration opens in August
- September 25-26: WordCamp Philadelphia – Subscribe for email notifications about tickets
- October 2-3: WordCamp NYC – Sign up for emails to learn when tickets become available
- October 3: WordCamp Rochester – Register for email updates
- October 9: WordCamp Austin – Sign up for updates via email
Check out our tips for making the most of WordCamp online.
September 2 – WordSesh EMEA
While WordCamp is a casual community event recommended for WordPress users of all kinds, WordSesh is for WordPress professionals.
WordSesh has conferences all over the world. WordSesh AMER (for the Americas) was in May, but WordSesh EMEA is coming up on September 2.
Although WordSesh’s schedule is on European time zones, registration isn’t limited to WordPress professionals living in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Attendees from all over the world can participate.
October 2 – WordPress Accessibility Day
The accessibility team at WordPress.org is hosting its first-ever WordPress Accessibility Day on October 2. This 24-hour virtual event will cover topics at the intersection of website accessibility and WordPress.
Accessibility is an increasingly important topic within the discussion about inclusion and website usability. This event is recommended for anyone who builds or manages WordPress websites and works on accessibility, or just wants to know more about it.
Talks will cover topics such as accessibility in themes and plugins, accessible content, and assistive technologies.
The WordPress Accessibility Day event is accepting speaker applications until August 15. You can sign up to receive email updates about when tickets become available. In the meantime, follow the WordPress Accessibility team on Twitter.
The move to online events has made WordPress conferences more accessible. Now, you can attend as many as you like without leaving home. Moreover, you can learn more than you could have if you were limited to conferences in locations you can afford to travel to.
Take advantage by signing up for as many of these online WordPress events as possible. 2020 presents an opportunity to mingle with fellow WordPress lovers around the world at an unprecedented level.
As a global WordCamp sponsor, Bluehost understands the importance of these events. Learn about Bluehost’s WordPress hosting plans.