It’s finally here! Cincinnati’s very first WordCamp will take place this weekend, October 15th and 16th, at the Tangeman University Center on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. We want to make sure you have all of the information necessary to make it the most enjoyable experience possible. With that in mind, this blog post will serve as an exhaustive resource to all of the details of this weekend’s event.
Directions to Campus
WordCamp Cincinnati will take place at the Tangeman University Center on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. It is a large campus, so we have compiled a series of detailed driving directions you can follow to help you navigate to CCM Garage, our recommended parking location:
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If you are driving, we recommend that you park in CCM Garage, an underground garage located next to the Tangeman University Center. To access the garage from Jefferson Avenue, turn onto Corry Blvd. At the end of Corry Blvd. you will pass halfway through a roundabout to enter the underground garage. Parking on the sides of the garage marked “Electronic Media” on any floor will put you closest to the venue. Once parked, take the elevator to the fourth floor exit of the garage. The weekend rate for parking in CCM Garage is $5 for an entire day. There is a pay machine on the ground floor of the parking garage, or the automated exit gates accept credit card.
Venue / Registration
Registration begins at 8:00AM on Saturday. Once you’ve parked and have exited the parking garage on the ground level, you should see signs pointing toward the Tangeman University Center entrance. It is a very large slate-grey building with four floors. Registration can be found on the main floor of the building (this is actually the second floor of the building). Upon entering the main doors of the building, you should see the registration and information area directly in front of you. Registration is simple – simply tell our volunteers your name. They’ll locate your name badge, t-shirt, and a printed schedule, then point you in the right direction.
All of the sessions will be located in one of two areas. The cinema is located immediately next to the registration and information area. This is where the Marketing track is located, and also where opening remarks and keynote sessions will take place. All other tracks are located on the fourth floor of the building in rooms 400A, 400B, and 400C. You can either take the stairs in the atrium of the building, or find an elevator in the corner opposite the food court restaurants and main entrance.
Coffee and refreshment stations will be available in both of these areas: outside the cinema and at the end of the hallway where the fourth floor rooms are located.
Click to View the Building Map (noting that you will arrive on Level 2 from the main entrance)
We will have our very own “Happiness Bar”, a common staple of WordCamps. Bring any and all questions you have related to managing your website and our dedicated experts will be happy to offer their advice. You can find the Happiness Bar at the end of the hallway on the fourth floor, near the coffee and refreshments station.
At the end of a long day of learning, why not wind down by enjoying drinks and chatting with other passionate members of our local WordPress community? Best of all, you don’t even have to leave the building! Our after-party will take place immediately after the last session on Saturday, at the Catskeller pub on the ground floor of the building.
Don’t forget, we have two jam-packed days of sessions! All of the information above applies for both days, except that you will not need to re-register on Sunday (unless you are not able to attend Saturday). Simply bring your name badge you received on Saturday for entry. Because of this, opening remarks will begin at 9:00AM instead of 8:45AM on Sunday.
Register to Attend
It’s not too late to register! There are still have a handful of tickets available, so head on over to our Tickets page to get yours. We look forward to seeing you there.