Information for attendees

Greetings WPCampus attendee! We can’t wait to “Meet you in St. Louis” and learn more about you, your institution, and how you use WordPress. This page is your one-stop shop for attendees information so be sure to check back often. See you in “The Lou”!

Follow @wpcampusorg and use our hashtag, #WPCampus, to share and follow along with the event.
Your ID badge must be worn at all sessions and conference events.

What you need to know

Here’s an outline of everything on the page, to help keep you informed before and during the event.

Per our schedule, we have three types of sessions: workshops, general lecture, and lightning talks. We provide lunch, snacks, and enough breaks so you have time to use the restroom, stretch your legs, talk to other attendees, and chat with our amazing sponsors. At night, we have social events to allow you to network and relax with other attendees.

Not sure what to expect at the event? Check out the about page.


You’ll need a WPCampus user account

This year, we’re going to have some fun with mini games during the event. In order to participate, you’ll need a WPCampus user account so we can track your points.

If you’re unsure if you have an account:

  • Test the waters with our login page
    • It also has a link to reset your password

If you don’t have a user account:


Talk with other attendees

In our Slack account? Join our #attendees-wpc2018 channel to chat with other attendees about the event and what to do while you’re in town.

Not in our Slack account? Our Get Involved form will take care of that for you.


Lend a hand?

WPCampus depends on our volunteers to make this event a success. There are lots of ways you can help us out. Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer at the event. We’d really appreciate it.


Share your experience

The official hashtag for the event is #WPCampus. Help us gather photos of the event by posting your event photos in our WPCampus 2018 Google Photos album. And don’t forget say you’re going through our Facebook event.


Check in for the conference

You will need to check-in to receive your conference ID badge. Your badge is your golden ticket of admission to all the fun! Check-in is on Friday, July 13 from 8 – 9 a.m.

Your ID badge must be worn at all sessions and conference events.

Get on the Wifi network

Wireless Internet access is provided to WPCampus attendees, courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis.

The wireless network is named: WPCampus2018

Once connected, you should be able to begin browsing immediately.

If you’re having connection issues or experiencing slow speed: please be mindful that some issues are to be expected with a large amount of users. If the issues persist, please contact an event volunteer or organizer.

Social gatherings

What’s the fun of attending so many awesome sessions if you can’t hang out with the other attendees and talk about and expand on what you learned? We look forward to getting to know you so we hope you’ll be able to join us for a few social and networking events.

Thursday night

If you’re in town, and looking for something to do, we hope you’ll join us for our welcome gathering. We’ll be hanging out at the Start Bar in downtown St. Louis. Start Bar is an arcade and we’ll have unlimited game play! We’ll also buy everyone a drink and provide light hor d’oeuvres.

Friday night

After sessions end on Friday, join us for fun and games, drinks, and light hors d’oeuvres at Three Kings. It’s a neat lounge space on the bustling strip known as Delmar Loop.

There is a variety of nearby restaurants if you want to grab a bigger meal with friends before or after. Delmar Loop has a lot going on. Feel free to come and go from Three Kings during the night and check out what the area has to offer.

We’ve listed some of our favorite area restaurants and attractions
on the conference map if you’d like some recommendations.

Saturday night: After Party!

At WPCampus, karaoke is the name of the game for our main social event. After three days of sessions, we hope you’ll grab dinner with friends and then join us to sing our hearts out! Singing is not required and there’s no pressure whatsoever.

Whether you like to break out the Bon Jovi or not, we hope you’ll join us Saturday night at Maggie O’Brien’s (from 7 – 11 p.m.) for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, karaoke, games, and hanging out with new friends.

Check out the list of songs from our karaoke DJ and see if your song is available.


Meals

We’ll provide lunch on Friday and Saturday with coffee and snacks throughout the day. Light hor d’oeuvres will be served at all social events.

We’ve listed some of our favorite area restaurants and attractions
on the conference map if you’d like some recommendations for other meals.

The Weather Forecast

It can get warm in St. Louis in the summer. The average high for mid-July is the high 80s with the low in the low 70s. Chances of rain look pretty good so you might want to bring an umbrella or rain coat. View the weather almanac


Attire

  • Dress at the conference is business casual — with a strong emphasis on the “casual.”
    • Jeans and t-shirts will be just fine.
  • Session rooms may be chilly, so you may want to bring a sweater or dress in layers.

Code of Conduct

WPCampus seeks to provide a friendly, safe environment. All participants should be able to engage in productive dialogue. They should share and learn with each other in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We require all participants adhere to our code of conduct. This applies to all community interaction and events.

If you are being harassed or have any other concerns, please locate a conference organizer or volunteer. If preferable, you can submit a report online, which allows for anonymity. Visit our Code of Conduct page for more information.


For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact the WPCampus planning committee.

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Our Code of Conduct

WPCampus seeks to provide a friendly, safe environment. All participants should be able to engage in productive dialogue. They should share and learn with each other in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We require all participants adhere to our code of conduct. This applies to all community interaction and events.