Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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Last Updated: October 3, 2018
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The clock is ticking and WordCamp Europe in Vienna is approaching very fast. In just a couple of days, WordPress people from all around the globe will meet at the largest WordCamp Europe that ever took place. How awesome does that sound?
So, before we start packing, we just want to show you a preview of what’s to come in Vienna, what to see and where to be!
Here it is:
From that point on, it took Europe 7 long years to have their own event. WordCamp Europe was born in 2013 and was held in Leiden, The Netherlands. It hosted over 700 attendees and lasted 3 days. Then, there was Sofia (Bulgaria), then Seville (Spain), and here we are today … Vienna!
This year’s WordCamp is going to be 3 awesome days, and we’re going to hear from a group of world-class speakers, including the founding fathers, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. The only downside is that 3 parallel sessions are scheduled to run at the same time, so it’ll mean some tough decision time for you.
Probably the best way to get your head around this is to follow specific categories of presentations that cater to your interests the most. This year, we’ll have: Development, Development for Beginners, Design, Community, Business, Running a local WP community, Running a WordPress agency, and Content. So you have plenty of options.
Here’s the official agenda.
And here are our picks:
Friday , June 24th
Saturday , June 25th
Sunday , June 26th
Here’s the floor plan, how to register once you’re in Vienna, and other useful info on what’s going to happen each day of the event.
As you might have expected, the pirates from Themeisle are going to be present at the conference and we can’t wait to meet you! If you notice us around, don’t hesitate to say hi!
We are also excited to be part of the volunteers team and, according to the official schedule, we will help the organizers by doing multiple tasks. We will welcome you in the registration zone, we will guide you through the large halls of the museum, we will keep your jackets safe in the wardrobe, we’ll be mic runners, and we’ll keep you updated with live tweets on the social media channels. We’ll be everywhere!
The closer we get to the event, the more excited everyone is … especially on social media. 🙂 Here’s a taste:
First-time volunteer at #WCEU . Can't wait to meet you all! pic.twitter.com/SXkYcxwSxn
— Cristian Ungureanu (@rikydzee) June 7, 2016
Hello @WCEurope veterans! Any tips or suggestions for a #WCEU newbie?
— Jen Tocker (@wpcommaven) May 26, 2016
4 weeks to #wceu. More excited than freaked out. Not panicking at all 🙈 (at @mob_bcn) https://t.co/8tweiNN1nw pic.twitter.com/Jzw1Bob85r
— Petya Raykovska (@petyeah) May 25, 2016
Just wanna get this off of my chest: I can't wait for #wceu! Look at these sessions 😍
— Felix Arntz (@felixarntz) May 14, 2016
Getting ready for #WCEU !!! pic.twitter.com/KnN4H1TWmE
— Andrei Băicuș (@andreibaicus) June 16, 2016
So I had this dream last night, it was the first day of #wceu and people were wearing shorts and spoke German on stage.
— Sabina Ionescu (@s2abina) June 8, 2016
OH: #wceu is the Eurovision of WordCamps.
— Jenny Beaumont (@jennybeaumont) May 23, 2016
Okay, so WordCamp is not only about attending the sessions. There will be lots of other great things going on, and plenty of opportunities to have fun in Vienna:
WordCamp Europe Ball
Saturday night comes with a nice surprise. At 8:30PM, the WordCamp Ball starts. As the organizers say, it’s the only occasion when you can wear a tuxedo at WordCamp, but if you don’t have one, that’s okay too. The ball will take place in Hall E of the MuseumsQuartier. There will be free drinks, photo contests, dancing and other fun stuff. WordCamp is not only about professional meetings, it’s more about building friendships most of all!
Tribe Meetups and Speed Networking
These two mini-events are great and ingenious ways through which you can meet new people. It’s all about communication and chatting. If you’re the kind of person who loves to socialize, don’t miss two of the most important activities in this case. The meetups take place separately during the sessions according to a specific schedule, while speed networking will happen quickly during the morning breaks.
Before you get going, did you know these cool facts about WordCamp?
We don’t know about you, but we are very excited about this year’s WordCamp Europe! It’s going to be a full weekend, with work, fun, food, drinks, music, great people, interaction, and a lot of WordPress. Have you made your schedule already?