WordPress and it’s powerful community of engineers, designers, writers and marketers in general, is dynamic organism willing to improve old things and create new ideas. Results we have been able to see recently on WordPress Dashboards, the launch of WordPress 4.7 update indicates another year of growth for the community.
Enthusiastic people from all over the globe organize various gatherings to share the knowledge and collaborate between each other. We put together the list of best WordPress conferences and events you can’t miss in 2017.
Local gatherings are taking place regularly around the world. The aim of these meetings held by local WP communities is to meet, share and learn about WordPress in order to develop the system.
Part of the schedule can be discussion about WP related problems around blogging or social media but the biggest piece of cake are sessions specifically about WordPress. The best thing about WordCamp is the unique event of users, developers, designers without any discrimination when it comes to experience level.
Also the tickets are bargain that makes WordCamp one of the most affordable events. Thanks to donations and sponsors the ticket prices are usually around $40 for a 2-day event.
Where: Various spots around the world
When: See the schedule
Salt Lake City is going to be the place where all the technically-minded heads are going to meet for 3-day event. Developers who are willing to talk about advanced engeneering and developing topics will learn from a lineup of 20 speakers such as co-founder of Pantheon Josh Koenig or founder of WP Engine Jason Cohen.
LoopConf is launching a new diversity scholarship program to support to people from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups who otherwise won’t have a chance to attend the conference because of financial reasons.
Where: Salt Lake City, USA
When: 6 – 8 February
A Day of REST is a one-day conference for developers targeting topic of the new WordPress REST API. The event provides a comprehensive overview of the historical background, technical architecture and how it can be used with practical application.
Organizers have prepared an impressive lineup of professionals from the industry who are using the API and also the members of the team who developed it. The discussion itself is going to be hold on 9th March accompanied with two workshops the day before and after hosted by Bocoup.
Where: Boston, USA
When: 8 – 10 March
PressNomics is the place to be if you are part of the group of entrepreneurs who create the products and services that drive WordPress economy. 3-day event hosted by Pagely in partnership with MOJO Marketplace covers topics related to people, products, ideas in order to grow WordPress economy.
Speakers, such as Jason Coleman, founder of Stranger Studios, JR Farr, founder of MOJO Marketplace, Syed Balkhi, founder of platform WPBeginner, and more, will cover topics like growth hacking, customer relationship management.
Where: Tempe, Arizona, USA
When: 6 – 8 April
The conference will take place in Seattle. Carefully curated list of speakers covers wide range of topics across the WooCommerce theme including subscriptions, memberships, marketing, conversion growth, administration, technical affairs, ecommerce themes (payments, shipping, security) and much more. The official schedule is to be announced however last year signals expert talks for both: developers and show owners.
Where: Seattle, USA
When: To be announced
The details of IndieWeb Summit 2017 haven’t been announced yet however based on 2016 the event will more likely take place in Portland, in June. The seventh gathering of people with diverse skills creates a platform for talks and unwind the creative ideas. The community of PDH or Personal Digital Home concept considers IndieWeb Summit the biggest gathering. If you are interested in expanding sector of data management and ownership this is the event to be.
Where: Portland, USA
When: To be announced (most likely June)
Book your flight tickets to Paris as soon as possible. One of the biggest WordCamp hold in the capital of France will bring together thousands of professionals and influencers from all over the world to spend 3 days talking, networking, sharing, building friendships and, of course, partying.
This year organizes expect approx. 3 000 attendees from 68 countries. Right now is ongoing the process of selection the speakers who will be divided to panels Development, Design, Business, and Community.
We can’t wait for the announcement of the final lineup who will share their best advices, tips and tricks. Most of all we can’t wait to be surrounded by the forward-thinking WordPress community.
Where: Paris, France
When: 15 – 17 June
Article will be updated through 2017 with new events coming up and updates on already mentioned events. Let us know in the comments below the events you’ll planning on to attend.