In the summer of 1967, more than 100,000 people converged in San Francisco’s neighborhood Haight-Ashbury, and many other groups gathered across the United States, in Canada, and in Europe, all to create social change and embrace equality. This social and cultural phenomenon was called The Summer of Love.
During this transformative time, creativity flourished, there was an emphasis on sharing and community, and there was a feeling that anything was possible. The message sent to the world was one of love, peace, understanding, freedom, compassion, and respect.
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
Just as the Summer of Love was a gathering of people from all walks of life working together and sharing with a sense of community to create something wonderful for the world, WordCamps are gatherings of people of all skill levels and walks of life working together and sharing to create something wonderful for the WordPress community.
WordCamp Sacramento 2017
WordCamp Sacramento is a volunteer-run conference centered around WordPress, the free and open-source software, powering approximately 27% of the internet and 75 million websites around the world, and this year we too are embracing peace, love, happiness, and all things WordPress.
WordCamp Sacramento believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor. (Code of Conduct)
In its third year, WordCamp Sacramento keeps getting bigger and better. WordCamp Sacramento 2017 will be held September 16-17, 2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center. We are thrilled to expand the event to include:
- A BRAND NEW full day Beginner Track on Saturday, walking new users through how to use WordPress.
- A WordPress Contribution Day on Sunday, encouraging and supporting community members who want to give back to the project and explore new ways to get involved.
- Two mixed tracks of sessions running throughout Saturday and Sunday, featuring speakers from both our local community and the greater WordPress community sharing their expertise.
- A Happiness Bar — our version of a help desk, open throughout the event so you can get help with your site and get your questions answered.
- Lots of networking time to get to know other WordPressers and meet new people.
- A party to relax, unwind, celebrate WordPress, and continue conversations from the day.
WordCamp is attended by designers, developers, business owners, bloggers, copywriters, consultants, hobbyists, employees who use WordPress as part of their job, and anyone else who uses WordPress in any way. Attendees range from the novice who is brand new to WordPress, to the savvy WordPress power user, to advanced designers and developers who make their living with WordPress.
We invite you to come and welcome you to be a part of it.
In 2015, our inaugural event sold out all 150 tickets in only two hours. In 2016, we released 300 tickets in three batches, with each batch of tickets selling out in 24 hours or less. For 2017, our venue can accommodate more than 500 attendees.
We’re still in the early stages of event organization and don’t yet have a date for when tickets will go on sale. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list for notifications and event updates.
Along with a larger event and larger venue, we have a much larger cost. WordCamp Sacramento is a non-profit, volunteer-run, community event that wouldn’t be possible without the support from generous sponsors. We’ve created sponsorship levels to fit every budget, so no matter what size budget you have, you can join in and show your support for WordCamp and our local Sacramento WordPress community.
Learn more about sponsoring WordCamp.
Like all WordCamps, WordCamp Sacramento is planned, organized, and run by volunteers from our local WordPress community — and a critical part of making WordCamp Sacramento a success is our day of event volunteers — and we need your help! As a volunteer, you’ll help our event run smoothly, make sure our attendees have a great time, and bolster our local WordPress community. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet more people in the community, deepen relationships, and give back to the open source software we all use and love.
There are limited volunteer positions available, as a result, everyone who applies to volunteer may not receive a volunteer role.
Learn more about volunteering at WordCamp.
It’s our mission to have WordCamp Sacramento represent the passion, talent, and diversity of our community, and we want you to be a part of it! We looking for speakers to share their knowledge, skill, experience, and stories with our welcoming community at WordCamp Sacramento.
We do not require you to be famous, or expert, or a developer, or specifically credentialed, or anything like that. If you haven’t spoken at a conference before, don’t let that hold you back! All we ask is that you be able to present your chosen topic passionately and respectfully.
We’re still in the early stages of event organization and don’t yet have a date for when the call for speakers will open. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list for notifications and event updates.
An Inclusive Event
Our Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other participants to help us realize a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.