There were amazing applications for teams and cities to host the inaugural WordCamp US, a concept originally floated at the State of the Word last year. It was very hard to make a choice, but can now announce that the birthplace of the United States, Philadelphia, will host the first WCUS on December 4th–6th. They will also host it in 2016, but no dates have been chosen yet.
Having it the same place two years in a row allows us to keep logistics a set variable and really focus on the rest of the event in the second year. I also want to use it to facilitate experience transfer: We’ll choose the 2017 + 2018 host city in between the first and second event, so that team can volunteer on the ground the second year Philadelphia hosts it to learn from their experience. Hat tip: Cool graphic by Andrew Bergeron.
44 thoughts on “WordCamp US to be in Philadelphia”
Average high temp of 48 and low of 33.
How nice that will be.
It’ll be cold but not snowy! Really pretty on the East coast that time of year.
Yeah, the “pretty” wears off pretty quick when you’re the ones buried under all the snow the endless winters have brought the past few years. :p
Hey Matt. Where do we get tickets?
I’ll post when they are for sale. The site hasn’t been set up yet.
WOW- Philly’s on a roll!! Thanks for all your efforts on getting this hosted in Philly. SO EXCITED!
Ugh. Those are hard dates for anyone in the Netherlands with kids. But I’m guessing that’s not going to change. Maybe next year!
I think December is hard for anyone, with all the holidays and activities that tend to happen. I vote for the 2016 dates to be in the summer!
Even though I’d prefer Exquisa.
mmmh… Exquisa … it’a cheeeese cake time 🙂
moooooove over the slightly transparent mmmh … sound’s smooooth, anyway.
My birthday 🙂 hope i can make it.
Not an ideal location for the time of year. I’ve never been able to make to SF either though so I guess I can’t complain.
At least people will know to expect it to be cold. 🙂 Folks would come to SF thinking it was summer and have to buy pants and jackets.
Ha! That is a great point. 🙂
This is awesome to hear! Can’t wait to find out more details.
So excited for this! Glad it’s in Philly 🙂
Yeah… Not sure why a cold-weather city in December was chosen. Love Philly, but not in the winter.
Don’t worry, it will be warm indoors.
WOO! There is an abundant tech, social and WordPress community in and around Philly. What a great opportunity!
Excited about seeing this so close to DC! How advanced will the sessions be? We’ve been hacking WordPress for enterprise level projects and would love to geek out at a WordCamp!
There will be developer sessions in addition to the user ones.
It’s like the WordPress Olympics…
Totally excited and ecstatic for Philly! I absolutely can’t wait for this!
Awesome location choice. I’m looking forward to this. It makes sense that the first WordCamp US is in the birthplace of the US. I’m hoping for a tour schedule from an insider and a tie in into the conference. 🙂
With Atlantic City having 2 new conference centers opening soon….maybe ac can be considered for the future??
Hey Matt, Just wondering.. Will the Community Summit also be held as part of WordCamp US?
It’s not planned yet but probably.
Philly is awesome! I do like Chicago (from my state), BUT Philly is just a great idea and very appropriate. 🙂 I was happy to present at WordCamp Philly this year, and finally got a chance to enjoy the city. The WordPress Community in Philly is so warm and welcoming.
I definitely want to go back to Philly for WordCamp US, either just attending, or to speak. I’d also be interested in volunteering at the event for Help- Desk/ Happiness Bar.
I know it will be amazing!
Nice bro…this is sort of close to Atlantic City, maybe there can be some revival lol. I may strangely actually make this one. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Def gonna try
ehhh, we do have oEmbed
Lionel always reminds me of Philadelphia…super exciting news!
Sounds like a great time to me! Can’t wait!
Dre vs. Matt – #5FTF Jiu Jitsu!
The winner gets to deliver the State of the Word.
Look forward to join you in DEC’15, fingers crossed for no-snow show 🙂