WordCamp Sacramento 2017 Tickets are officially on sale!
WordCamp Sacramento, the only WordCamp in Northern California, is a truly inclusive community event that invites and welcomes anyone and everyone who is interested in or who uses WordPress in any way to come together for a weekend to collaborate, share, converse, learn, and grow.
This year we’re bringing you 42 sessions and a full day beginner curriculum that will teach new WordPressers how to use the software, update, and maintain their websites.
Of those sessions, we have 41 educational learning sessions, including a panel discussion on blogging monetization moderated by yours truly.
We’re also introducing an entirely new type of session… This year we’re testing a speed networking session, designed to help you meet as many people as possible while at WordCamp.
We all are so excited about WordCamp Sacramento 2017 and we want YOU to join us.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know what size t-shirt to order?
Getting the right t-shirt size shouldn’t be a painful experience. It also shouldn’t be a confusing experience. That’s why we published our t-shirt information, including the brands of our t-shirts, the sizing recommendations, and the sizing charts right from the vendor so you have everything you need to make an informed decision about what size t-shirt to order.
Personally, my experience has been that conference shirts usually run small, especially in women’s sizes, even if they say “true to size.” So I always order one size larger than I think I need.
What about lunch? Didn’t I have to select my lunch choice when registering last year?
With a new venue comes new food options! We don’t want to spill all the beans about lunch this year, but let’s just say you’re going to love it. You’re going to get to choose from a wide array of food options, with vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options. You’ll also be able to customize your food order if you have other food sensitivities.
Think food trucks.
What happens if I buy a ticket and then I can’t go to WordCamp?
Unfortunately attendees do buy tickets and due to unforseen circumstances end up not being able to come to WordCamp. While tickets are non-refundable, you do have a two options:
- Embrace the theme of WordCamp, Peace, Love, And WordPress, and pay it forward. Give someone else your ticket at no cost, or sponsor a student to attend for free.
- Connect with another WordPresser who needs a WordCamp ticket, sell them yours, and update the ticket details on the WordCamp website with the link you were given when you registered. Tickets are transferable only through September 14, 2017. After September 14, no edits/transfers will be able to be made to purchased tickets. A transfer of ticket does not guarantee a change in t-shirt size.
When the event gets closer, we’ll publish a blog post about the transfer of tickets. You can comment on that post to connect with other WordPressers.
Can you tell me more about the Beginner Track?
The Beginner Track is a full day curriculm that walks you through how to actually use WordPress from installation to content updates, publishing a blog post, and adding images. The Beginner Track will parallel the other two concurrent tracks of sessions. We’ll be publishing a more detailed description of the curriculum soon.
Do I have to stay in one track?
With the Beginner Track and two tracks of mixed sessions on Saturday, and three tracks of sessions on Sunday, you’re going to have a lot of content to choose from. You are free to move freely between rooms/tracks, including the Beginner Track, all day, going to any sessions that strike your fancy.
Your WordCamp roadmap is completely unique to you.
What is this new Community Sponsor Ticket?
The Community Sponsor Ticket is $150.00.
Purchasing a Community Sponsor Ticket is a way for you to give back to the local WordPress community, show your thanks, support WordCamp, and make it possible for us to continue to have a WordCamp Sacramento.
As you know, WordCamp can’t happen without the generosity of sponsors. From venue, audio/visual, and wifi costs, to catering and coffee, swag, signage and print materials, to tables and chairs, linens, snacks, registration supplies, and more, there is an enormous amount of cost involved to create, plan, and host the event — not to mention the pure time volunteered by the organizers.
Raising funds is one of the hardest parts of this event, and the Community Sponsor Tickets help make the lives easier of those volunteering anywhere from 10 to 100+ hours to make this event amazing for you.
What is included in my WordCamp Ticket?
A $40.00 WordCamp General Admission Ticket gives you access to the entire two-day WordCamp Sacramento event, happening September 16-17, 2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center.
- A BRAND NEW full day Beginner Track on Saturday, walking new users through how to use WordPress.
- Two mixed tracks of sessions on Saturday.
- Three mixed tracks of sessions on Sunday.
- 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.
- An opportunity to network with and meet sponsors, speakers, and other WordPress community members, including business owners, designers, developers, agency owners, bloggers, copywriters, freelancers, site owners, and more.
- Coffee, lemonade, and iced water throughout the entire event.
- An awesome WordCamp Sacramento 2017 tshirt.
- A delicious catered lunch on Saturday.
- An array of afternoon snacks.
- A party to relax, unwind, celebrate WordPress, and continue conversations from the day.
When is the WordCamp Schedule going to be published?
Very soon! We’re making a few minor tweaks to make sure the event lineup is as “smart” as possible so you have the best event possible. That means that we’re evaluating the schedule for things like:
- Making sure the talks targeted at Beginners and users don’t conflict with the Beginner Track — we don’t want you to feel like you’re missing out on great info while learning how to use WordPress and manage your website or blog.
- Making sure two sessions on a similar topic aren’t at the same time — we want to avoid two sessions on content, two sessions for nonprofits, or two sessions on blogging happening at the same time.
- Making sure there is one WordPress development session during every time slot.
Eventually, we’ll also be categorizing the talks based on skill level or topic to help you choose the best talks for where you’re at right now.
I registered but didn’t get a ticket. What’s up?
When you register you’ll get a receipt and link to edit your registration/ticket details, but you will not get an actual event ticket.
You should get an email receipt from PayPal. This is NOT a ticket because you do not need one. You DO NOT need to print out anything. If your purchase was successful through PayPal, we will have you in the system at registration and you will appear on the Attendees page. Feel free to contact us after your purchase with questions.
If you’re not sure if your purchase was successful, DO NOT buy another ticket as there are no refunds. Instead reach out and contact us to confirm your purchase with us.