As the time draws near, we’ve been getting a lot of questions from people about WordCamp tickets.
We’ve been getting a lot of questions from people who don’t have tickets. The thing is, we really wish we could open up the conference to everyone who wanted to come. But we are sold out.
We have a space capacity for 350 people. We sold 350 tickets the first month, and recently opened up an additional block of fifty tickets on the assumption that some people would not be able to make it and we would end up with about the right number of folks for the space.
If You Didn’t Buy A Ticket
Some people signed up to volunteer or signed up to go to the beginners workshop who did not get a ticket. But please note: You cannot volunteer or go to the beginners workshop without a buying a ticket.
Please don’t show up the day of the WordCamp hoping to get in without being registered because we will just hate to have to turn you away. We cannot take any walk-ins. And all people who are registered will be wearing large badges throughout the conference.
The only way you may be able to get a ticket at this point is to get one from someone who isn’t going to use theirs. You are welcomed to do this, but understand that t-shirts and meals have already been ordered and the orders can’t be changed, so you will get the t-shirt and meal choice that your ticket came with.
Since we did not actually issue paper tickets at the time of purchase, you will need to have the name and e-mail address and a transaction receipt of some sort from the person that you got your ticket from.
If You Bought a Ticket You Don’t Need
If you have a ticket but can’t come, you can let us know ahead of time and we can hook you up with someone looking for one
If You Did Buy A Ticket
If you went through our registration ticketing process and paid by Paypal or put in your SCAD code, you should have a badge waiting for you at Registration. You do not need to bring a receipt but your Paypal receipt wouldn’t hurt if there is a problem. We have a list of people who got a SCAD coupon code so there won’t be an issue for you.
We have one room at SCAD that is very big and holds everyone. We have four rooms that hold fifty people each. And we have one room for the happiness bar and un-conference meetups. We will have five presentations going simultaneously during most every time slot. We have tried to have the presentation scheduled for the large room have appeal across levels and tracks. If you can’t get into your presentation of choice, please be cool and go to another presentation or go visit the happiness bar room and get or give some personal attention.
We are videotaping each of the presentations and they will be available on WordPress TV. And in the meantime, you can visit WordPress TV and catch wonderful presentations from other WordCamps.
We have two beginner overview presentations. Each of these has a capacity of fifty people One two-hour beginner presentation will be held on Friday morning with Russell Fair. It is hands-on and specifically designed for people who have never made page or a post.
If you have some experience with WordPress but want a little more overview, Kathy Drewien’s one hour presentation on Saturday might be the one for you. It will be a good overview but will not be hands on and it will probably move faster than Russell’s workshop.
Other presentations have been designed to go into setting up WordPress, choosing themes, choosing plugins, security and such.
We have a lot of people coming to WordCamp who have categorized themselves as Beginners. We have presentations that cover most everything someone needs to know to get started with WordPress.
Our badges will identify people by their indicated type: Beginner, User, Designer and Developer. We did this so you can reach out and meet others and so you can show our newcomers some extra special attention.