Must-Attend WordCamps & WordPress conferences according to some well-known attendees

wordcamp-badgesEvery year, WordPress-related conferences and WordCamps are held all across the globe nearly every weekend. With so many cities and countries hosting these insightful and community-driven conferences, how do you decide on which WordCamps and WordPress conferences you should attend?

Some WordPress devotees choose to only attend their local WordCamp, while others can be found at a WordPress conference multiple times per month. Recently, I’ve attended WordCamp Minneapolis, Prestige Conference, WooConf, WordCamp San Diego, WordCamp US, WordCamp Orlando, WordCamp LAX, and WordCamp Vegas. But if you just want to go to the “must-attend” conferences, which should you plan on attending?

I spoke with a few well-known WordPress community members and asked them for their must-attend choices. Here’s what they had to say:

Chris Lema

  • CaboPress
  • Pressnomics
  • WC Miami
  • Pick: WooConf | LoopConf
  • Pick: WC Orange County | San Diego
  • Pick: WC New York | Boston | Philly (US)

Adam Silver

  • Miami
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Orange County
  • San Fransisco (now “US” )
  • Arizona/Phoenix
  • Ann Arbor

Other events of course would be:

  • Pressnomics
  • LoopConf
  • WooConf
  • CaboPress

Upcoming new conference looks to be interesting.

  • WordCampus  (higher ed /college)


Michelle Schulp

  • whatever the local camp of the reader is, any other WordCamp in their region (regional is most important to camps)
  • WordCamp Miami
  • WordCamp US and/or WordCamp EU
  • One of the SoCal WordCamps

At least one non WordCamp WordPress event like Prestige, Pressnomics, WooConf, Loopconf, WPCampus, etc. Depending on the person’s job/interest

Alex Vasquez

  • WC Miami
  • Chicago
  • US
  • San Diego
  • Pressnomics

My Must-Attend List

  • WordCamp US
  • WordCamp Minneapolis (Michelle is humble and didn’t mention the one she has been hosting for three years!)
  • WordCamp LAX
  • WordCamp San Diego
  • WordCamp Orange County (I’ll be speaking at #WCOC next month)
  • Prestige Conference

What WordCamps have you been to and which are on your must-attend list? Perhaps there are diamonds in the rough – low attendance but insanely high-quality talks? Leave a comment below.

  1. Milwaukee is on my list every year. They do am awesome job and have a fun theme that ties the whole thing together.

    1. I’ve never been there! That may have to be one I try out this year 🙂

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