The schedule isn’t finalized, but we want to ensure you know what to expect, especially for those joining us for the first time in New Orleans.

Format of 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.

What to expect

WPCampus is a three-day conference with sessions, networking, and social events. It will cover various topics, all 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.

This is a very general and estimated timeline. It is subject to change.

The first day (Wednesday)

The main conference occurs on the second and third days, but we kick things off with workshops! Having workshops on their own day allows us to dive deeper and spend more time on important topics. We charge a little extra for workshops to cover the facility costs and a snack break.

In the past, we have hosted half-day workshops in the afternoon. For 2024, we are considering hosting longer workshop periods during the morning and afternoon.

We will provide a snack break in the afternoon. If we begin the workshops in the morning, we will provide lunch.

After we break for the day, remember to join us for the first social event, our welcome gathering, on the first night. All registered attendees (not just workshop attendees) are welcome to attend Wednesday’s social event.

The second day (Thursday)

The second day will be the first full day of the conference.

We usually start around 8 or 9 a.m. with registration, a light breakfast, and opening remarks. Each session is 45 minutes with 15 minutes in between, so you have time to use the restroom, stretch your legs, talk to other attendees, and chat with our amazing sponsors.

We will provide lunch and close on the first day by 5 p.m.

After sessions, meet up with new friends for dinner before joining us for another social event and a fun evening together, networking and making new friends in the community.

The third day (Friday)

The third and last day is another full day and the last day of the conference.

We usually start around 8 to 9 a.m. with a light breakfast before sessions. Again, each session is 45 minutes long with 15 minutes in between, so you have time to use the restroom, stretch your legs, talk to other attendees, and chat with our amazing sponsors.

We will provide lunch and usually end the day between 4 and 5 p.m. with closing remarks. Be sure to stick around for closing remarks to win awesome door prizes and play a fun round of trivia!

After sessions, meet up with some new friends and join us for the after-party. Karaoke is the name of the game at the WPCampus after-party, so be sure to warm up those vocal cords. If singing isn’t your forte, no worries. It’s not required, and there’s no pressure whatsoever.

Event Safety and Responsibility

We are committed to providing a safer environment for conference attendees, especially with regard to community and public health, and have implemented Event Safety and Responsibility policies for the 2024 conference.

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.