WPCampus 2023 is the annual in-person conference for the WPCampus community, a gathering of web professionals, educators, and people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in higher education.
The annual WPCampus conference will take place July 12-14, 2023 on the beautiful campus of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
This will be our fourth summer to attempt to have an event at Tulane since COVID began. It is wild to think we will go four years without seeing each other in person. We hope everyone will feel safe to travel in summer 2023 and spend a few days with each other in New Orleans. It will be hot (we’re thinking some fan swag?) but New Orleans is a beautiful city with lots of fun things to see and do and many delicious things to eat.
We plan to offer air-conditioned on-campus lodging for this event, which will help to keep travel costs low. Visit our travel page for more information.
So mark your calendars and save the dates for some jazzy WPCampus fun in New Orleans!
We’re grateful to the team at Tulane University IT for sponsoring our event and welcoming our community to their campus.
Visit the WPCampus conferences page to learn more about our previous conferences: WPCampus 2019 (in Portland, Oregon), WPCampus 2018 (in St. Louis, Missouri), WPCampus 2016 (in Sarasota, Florida), WPCampus 2017 (in Buffalo, New York), and our annual virtual conference, WPCampus Online.
What to expect
WPCampus is a three-day conference event filled with sessions, networking, and social events. It will cover a variety of topics, all focused on the growth of Higher Education, Accessibility, WordPress, and its people.
View the schedule to learn what you can expect for the event.
How much will the event cost?
Visit the tickets page to learn more about event costs.
Who will be there?
Members of the Higher Education, Accessibility, and WordPress communities from all over the United States, Canada, Europe and more. We welcome faculty, staff, students, and professionals dedicated to Accessibility and Higher Education.
Thus far, there have been numerous niche WordPress conferences aiming toward for-profit initiatives and geared toward businesses, marketers, or eCommerce site owners. The concept for WPCampus is an education-focused, non-profit event that allows people to share and learn about WordPress in the world of Higher Education.
Much like online businesses or blogging, higher education is a world of its own with unique challenges, content, stakeholders, and target audiences. Higher education is WordPress at the enterprise level but we don’t worry so much about which e-commerce plugin is best. Instead, we’re more concerned with managing large-scale networks of faculty blogs, abiding with FERPA and accessibility regulations, and implementing tools to promote research data.
WPCampus members are using WordPress to power learning management systems, intranets, large university websites, and whatever else is needed to support their institution.
The world of higher ed is a great candidate for utilizing WordPress to its full potential, whether it’s using the powerful CMS to stretch limited resources or using its API capabilities to share information and break down silos.
How WPCampus began
This conference (and community) is the brainchild of Rachel Cherry, a web engineer with a passion for all things WordPress and higher education. She loves going to WordCamps but there was never content focused on the topics she wanted to discuss as a higher education web specialist. The idea for the conference all started with a tweet in August 2015 and has since formed into a widespread community of over 1000 members and 7 conferences.
— Rachel Cherry 🍒🇺🇦 (@bamadesigner) August 3, 2015