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WordCamp is almost here!

We’re so excited about our first year and hope you’re eager to learn. Here are some logistics & details about your arrival:


Not sure where to go on Saturday? The BASE (A-B Tech Enka) is located at 1459 Sandhill Road, Candler, NC, about 15 minutes west of downtown Asheville. After parking, please enter the main entrance of the Haynes Building (look for the big WordCamp banner!). Location Details »

Registration – 8am Saturday

Proceed upstairs to the second floor of the Haynes building and hang a left. Ahead of you in the Small Conference Room is registration where you’ll pick up your Name Badge, T-Shirt, and other goodies!

Keynote – 9am Saturday

Our keynote talk by Judi Knight will begin at 9am. Make sure you leave enough time to get registered so you’re able to hear her inspiring journey with WordPress. Following the Keynote are announcements, and then sessions will begin!
Check out the schedule »

binocsAny Track, Any Session

You are able to attend any session in any track, but be aware space is tight in some rooms and you should still arrive promptly before each session to ensure a spot. Because of space limitations, please travel light. You may not have a table/surface to place your laptop on.

After Party!

Following each day’s sessions will be a casual gathering at The Wedge in the River Arts District. Bring your Name Badge to get your first beer free! The Wedge is frequented by food trucks so you may be able to get a snack or dinner here as well.
Get Directions to the Wedge »

logo-orangeGet the App

Get notified immediately of any changes to the schedule or reminders about activities by getting the free EventJoy app. Download EventJoy for iPhone or Android, search for WordCamp Asheville 2014, and join the event. You can see the schedule, speakers, and get the notifications, so it’s a bit more robust than using the website.

pack     Don’t Forget…

  • Wear your name badge at all times.
  • If you bring a laptop, charge it before you arrive. Don’t count on an outlet or power strip to always be available, and you may not always have a table to set it on.
  • Bring your business cards.
  • Bring a sweater in case the air conditioning goes into overdrive!

Volunteers make WordCamp happen!

Spring is in full swing, and the WordCamp clock is ticking away! We’ve assembled a crack team of volunteers, and we’re ready to take this show on the road. Volunteers enjoy half-price registration for their hard work as well as the pleasure of being a part of the well-oiled machine that is us organizers getting our organization on.

WordCamp is a not-for-profit event, planned and coordinated entirely by volunteers with the support of the WordPress Foundation. We couldn’t do this without the help of our volunteers, so thank you for you commitment!

Do you need a hotel?

Hello Campers! We’ve put together some hotel information and reservations designed to  help those coming to WordCamp from out of town. The hotels were selected based on their close proximity to our venue – the BASE at Enka, about 9 miles west of downtown Asheville. However, there are a plethora of hotels more centrally located if you’re looking to get more of the Asheville experience out of your visit. Reserve your room today!

View Lodging Details

Deadline for Speaker Submissions Approaches

The deadline is approaching quickly for speaker submissions! If you’ve been on the fence about what to propose, now is the time to finalize your idea and send it to us. If you’d like to talk at WordCamp Asheville but need a little push, feel free to contact us and we can let you know what requested topics haven’t been covered — but hurry, you’ve got until Monday, March 31st.

Submit your topic now »

For those who have already submitted: Thank You! We’ll be reviewing all the submissions after the deadline has passed and will be in touch with you. Stay tuned, Campers!

Speaker Submissions are Rolling In

WordCamp speakers have been busy submitting amazing ideas over the past few weeks. We’re so excited to have so many talented people right here in Asheville! Soon we’ll be widdling down the topics and finalizing the agenda, but first we wanted to share some of the current ideas with you:

  • Theme customization
  • CMS migration
  • Designing for content
  • WordPress business: the basics
  • Using the reverie framework
  • Build a profitable business on WordPress
  • WordPress for music sites
  • Habits of highly effective WordPress developers
  • Widget wrangler
  • WordPress security
  • SEO for content
  • Creating content for Pinterest
  • How to keep going after your initial euphoria winds down

This is just a partial list of the types of submissions we’re getting. It’s no where near all the great submission we have that will eventually cover several subjects: designer, developer, content, and beginner.

What topic do you want to hear about the most?

What’s missing from this list?

Let us know in the comments!

Don’t forget to sign up for the email so you know exactly when tickets go on sale. You don’t want to miss out.

What do you want to learn at WordCamp?

Are you a beginner who wants to learn the basics of editing and maintaining your WordPress site? Maybe you’re a developer looking to focus your skills and create a new plugin. Whatever your skill level, we hope to create a WordCamp that helps you grow. Sound off in the comments, send us a tweet, or take this quick survey and let us know your thoughts.

Take our 6-Question Survey »

Interested in giving a talk? Speaker submissions are trickling in and we have some exciting topics in store, but we still need speakers – send us your topic submission today!