About the conference

WPCampus 2024 is the eleventh annual conference for the WPCampus community, a gathering of web professionals, educators, and people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress and accessibility in higher education.

Registration for WPCampus 2024 Open Now

WPCampus is a non-profit organization. All WPCampus events are non-profit events planned by volunteer members of the community.

The annual WPCampus conference will be held July 31 – August 2, 2024, on the beautiful campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Air-conditioned on-campus lodging will be available for the event, helping to keep travel costs low and allowing attendees to stay near the venue and enjoy campus life. Visit our travel page for more information.

Visit the WPCampus conferences page to learn more about our previous conferences: WPCampus 2023 (in New Orleans, Louisiana), WPCampus 2019 (in Portland, Oregon), WPCampus 2018 (in St. Louis, Missouri), WPCampus 2016 (in Sarasota, Florida), WPCampus 2017 (in Buffalo, New York), and our annual virtual conference, WPCampus Online.

What to expect

WPCampus 2024 is a non-profit three-day hybrid conference with sessions, networking, and social events. The event will cover various topics focused on the growth of higher education, accessibility, WordPress, and its people.

While the format of our event is similar to a WordCamp, our entire program is focused on higher education and accessibility, which allows for a richer and more fine-tuned experience for our attendees. You’ll never want to miss a session because they’re tailored just for you, a web professional who builds WordPress websites for higher education. Take advantage of face-to-face discussions with fellow attendees who know what building websites in Higher Ed is like. Share with, learn from, and be inspired by your peers.

View the schedule to learn what you can expect at the event.

Format of the event

WPCampus 2024 is a mostly in-person event with hybrid access to a free online stream. Registration is required to access the free online stream during the event.

For past in-person WPCampus events, we have always live-streamed our sessions during the event and published them online for free (you can access our content in the WPCampus Learning Library). Otherwise, we usually limit most interactions at our in-person events to our in-person attendees due to the breadth of challenges required to host a hybrid event managed solely by volunteers.

Starting with our first conference in 2016, we recognized the exclusive nature of the in-person format. Starting in 2017, we began organizing a second annual conference that is fully online to make space for more accessible and inclusive content and interactions. After COVID hit, we organized one conference per year, fully online, in 2020 and 2021. We hope to return to hosting fully online events soon.

How much will the event cost?

One of our highest priorities is working to keep the cost of our tickets as low as possible.

Full-time enrolled students from higher education institutions can register at an even lower cost.

Visit the registration page to learn more about event costs.

Who will be there?

We welcome members of the higher education, accessibility, and WordPress communities from all over the United States, Canada, Europe, and more. We welcome faculty, staff, students, and professionals dedicated to accessibility and higher education.

Event Safety and Responsibility

We are committed to providing a safer environment for conference attendees, especially regarding community and public health, and have implemented Event Safety and Responsibility policies.

Photos from past events

For every WPCampus conference, we collect photos from our attendees. It’s a great way to remember our time together.

Why WPCampus?

Thus far, there have been numerous niche WordPress conferences aimed at for-profit initiatives and geared toward businesses, marketers, or eCommerce site owners. The concept for WPCampus is an education-focused, non-profit event that allows people to share and learn about WordPress in the world of higher education.

Like online businesses or blogging, higher education has unique challenges, content, stakeholders, and target audiences. Higher education is WordPress at the enterprise level, but we don’t worry much about which e-commerce plugin is best. Instead, we’re more concerned with managing large-scale networks of faculty blogs, abiding with FERPA and accessibility regulations, and implementing tools to promote research data.

WPCampus members use WordPress to power learning management systems, intranets, large university websites, and other support systems for their institutions.

The world of higher ed is a great candidate for utilizing WordPress to its full potential, whether using the powerful CMS to stretch limited resources or using its API capabilities to share information and break down silos.

About the WPCampus organization

WPCampus is a non-profit organization and community of web professionals, educators, and people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in higher education.

Our mission is to support the growth of higher education by enriching its people and technology. We work to advance higher education by providing a support structure, wealth of knowledge, and networking for anyone who uses or is interested in using WordPress or supporting web accessibility in the world of higher education.

This conference (and community) was the brainchild of Rachel Cherry, a web engineer passionate about WordPress, accessibility, and higher education. She loved going to WordCamps, but the content was never focused on the topics she wanted to discuss as a higher education web specialist. The idea for the conference started with a tweet in August 2015 and has grown into a widespread community. Learn more about the WPCampus organization

WPCampus events are not WordCamps and are not affiliated with the WordPress Foundation.

How to get involved

If you are not already a member of the WPCampus community, we invite you to visit the main WPCampus site to learn more about how to get involved. We also have a thriving Slack channel and would love to have you join the conversation.

Code of Conduct

WPCampus seeks to provide a friendly, safe environment. All participants should be able to engage in productive dialogue, share and learn with each other in an atmosphere of mutual respect, and adhere to our Code of Conduct. This applies to all community interactions and events.

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