Call for Sponsors

TL:DR The call for sponsors for WordCamp US 2017 is open! Click here to apply

Sponsoring WordCamp US is a little different than sponsoring your average tech conference or trade show. It’s different than vying for a branding opportunity at a swanky corporate party. It’s sponsoring a lot of intangibles, but those intangibles pay off. It’s supporting the WordPress Community.

It’s being a part of the WordPress Community.

So, what does your company get out of sponsoring WordCamp US? It gets the attention of attendees who are highly engaged. They tune in, listen, and observe. You have the opportunity to be a part of a community that works because everyone works together. By being a part of this event, community members and attendees get to know you and your brand on a deeper level. Your support enables attendees to have a high-quality conference at a super affordable price.

We’re more about the holistic experience than the showmanship. Sure, there will be booths, banners, and swag. A bit of glitz and glamor. Everyone loves those. But more importantly there will be connection and conversation. Engagement with the driving force of WordPress. We are people driven. Community driven. Code driven.

The WordCamp program is unique and thrives because of the sum of all its parts and when you sponsor WordCamp US 2017 you make all this possible.

We want to make sponsorship and support of our event as attainable for those who support the WordPress Community as possible. With that in mind this year WordCamp US has sponsorship opportunities available from $300 to $75,000. We hope there’s a level that will work for you and your company.

For more information or to apply to sponsor, check out our Sponsors page.

We’ll see you in December.

Call for Speakers

We’re thrilled to announce that WordCamp US 2017 is officially accepting speaker applications!

The 3rd annual WordCamp US will be held December 1-3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. We are excited to bring together WordPress enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in this fantastic event that celebrates all things WordPress. We appreciate the varied talents and perspectives that developers, content creators, designers, etc.  bring to the WordPress community. We’re looking to build a program packed with amazing presentations which reflects this incredible diversity of the WordPress community, and we want you to be a part of it!

Photo credit: Seth Goldstein.

What We’re Looking For

WordCamp US showcases the best of WordPress and the WordPress Community. We’re particularly interested in hearing from those who have used WordPress in interesting, innovative, and significant ways. Whether the open source software was used to deliver something technically amazing, or whether WordPress was the foundation for creating something meaningful in the community, we want to know about it. We’re also looking for dynamic and versatile speakers to talk about how they use WordPress to grow their business, develop advanced plugins, tell their stories, and much much more. Everybody has a unique WordPress story to tell, and we want to hear yours.

There’s much we can learn from others who haven’t traditionally spoken to our community. Your voice is welcome here.  If you work on other Open Source projects or web design and development in general, and think the WordPress community could benefit from your story, we want it told at WCUS.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out presentations from last year’s event.

Photo credit: Seth Goldstein.

Apply Today!

Please use the application website below to share your ideas with us. We encourage potential speakers to upload more than one pitch, but no more than three submissions will be accepted from an applicant. If you choose to submit more than three, the first three will be the only pitches considered.  If you run into problems submitting your application, please contact us.

Apply to speak at https://wcus-speakers.org

All applications must be submitted by June 23, 2017 at 11:59 EST (-5 GMT).

The Renaissance Nashville Hotel is the WCUS 2017 Official Hotel

The Renaissance Nashville Hotel, one of the Nashville’s premier hotels, is the official hotel for WordCamp US 2017. It is just a short walk away from Music City Center, our official venue.

Photo Credit: Marriott International

Cool off in the indoor pool, burn off some steam in the fitness center, or relax and enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi in the hotel lobby while you work on a few lines of code.

Several trendy eateries and bars are located within the hotel proper, and there are multiple other options within walking distance of the hotel.

Photo Credit: Marriott International

We have also been able to secure a special rate for WordCamp US attendees of $189 a night for rooms that feature either a King or two Queen beds. Reservations can be made online at this specific link. Alternatively, attendees can call 1 (800) 468-3571 or (615) 255-8400 and mention WCUS to get the special rate.

Don’t wait until the last second! Reservations are being accepted now through October 31, 2017.

Buy your tickets to WordCamp US today!


Contributing Writer: Eleasha Drew
Photo Credit: Marriott International

Nashville’s Music City Center is Home to WordCamp US 2017

Nashville is hosting WordCamp US, y’all. We are excited to announce that WordCamp US 2017 will take place at the phenomenal Music City Center. Even though this venue is just 4-years-old, it has already made its mark as an amazing destination center.

Music City Center is able to boast its 2.1 million square foot presence in the heart of Nashville. It’s the perfect site for everything from intimate bridal shows to massive comic conventions. With its downtown location, visitors find themselves just steps away from Nashville’s many offerings.

In addition to hosting events, Music City Center is the host to public artwork. The center represents over 50 artists and displays with over 100 pieces of eye-catching artwork. The art pieces include a mixture of paintings, suspended pieces, new media, mosaics, and light works that can be observed throughout the building.

There are many attractions within walking distance of Music City Center. Highlights include the popular:  Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Johnny Cash Museum, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and Bridgestone Arena.

A couple of bus stops or a short cab ride away are attractions like Centennial Park with its Parthenon showpiece, Vanderbilt University, and the world famous Grand Ole Opry.

All you foodies out there won’t be disappointed. Whether you’re looking for something high-end to good, old-fashioned home cooking, there’s a place for you. Withing walking distance of Music City are a variety of eateries to explore including: Etch, The Southern Steak & Oyster, Bakersfield Tacos, Merchants, and more. Just a short cab ride away is the Germantown section of Nashville which is home to one of the hottest rising destination food scenes in the US.

Nashville is growing by leaps and bounds as a diverse city with many possibilities. Here are just some of the  accolades Nashville has received in recent years:

  • Nashville named WalletHub’s #1 best city for women-led businesses
  • Nashville named the 2015 Destination of the Year by Travel and Leisure Magazine
  • Nashville named 2011 Best Music Scene by Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Nashville ranked within the top 10 on Cvent​’s list of Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the United States. (August 2015)
  • Nashville listed in Collaborate Magazine’s list of the Top 12 Foodie Cities for Meetings.
  • Nashville named #3 Best Convention City in the 10 Best USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards.
  • Nashville named in GreenBiz.com’s list of Top 10 U.S. Cities for Green Meetings in 2014.

With all that Downtown Nashville has to offer, you can see why the Music City Center was chosen as a great venue to host WordCamp US. We can’t wait for you to come and enjoy the conference as well as the wonderful city!

Buy your tickets for WordCamp US today!


Photo credit: Randy Hicks.
Contributing Writer: Eleasha Drew

Welcome to WordCamp US 2017

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp US 2017 is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp US 2017 will be December 1st – 3rd in Nashville, TN.

Subscribe using the form in the footer to stay up to date on the most recent news. We’ll be keeping you posted on all the details over the coming months, including speaker submissions, ticket sales and more!


Photo credit: Randy Hicks.