What You Need to Know For WordCamp This Weekend

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

Tangeman University Center

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.

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Happiness Bar

Happiness Bar

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.

A Big Thank You to All of Our Sponsors!

Thank You Sponors!

WordCamp Cincinnati is now just a week away! Can you believe it? If you haven’t already, you should register to attend while tickets are still available and subscribe to our blog using the form in the sidebar. We’ll be posting important details about the event this week so that you know what to expect on the 15th and 16th.

As we start to reflect on all of the work that has been put into planning Cincinnati’s first WordCamp, we can’t help but be grateful to the sponsors who have contributed to ensuring its success. We’re fortunate to have sponsors from both the local and broader WordPress community who are deeply interested in growing and bringing together the WordPress community. With that in mind, we wanted to give one last shout-out to all of our sponsors. Many will be in attendance at the event, so be sure to thank them in person when you see them!

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Last but Certainly Not Least, Our Final Speaker and Sponsor Introductions

With Cincinnati’s inaugural WordCamp only two weeks away and our full schedule now available, we hope that you’re as excited as we are to learn and connect with other passionate members of the local WordPress community in the very near future. Over the past several weeks, we’ve introduced you to the speakers and sponsors you can expect to hear, share, and benefit from during the two-day event. Today we’re happy to introduce the last of the speakers and sponsors that you can expect to meet at WordCamp.

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Our Full Session Schedule is Now Available

As we continue to introduce you to our speakers, we’re happy to announce that the full schedule is now available on our website. If you’re currently on the fence about whether to attend, we’re certain that in reviewing the schedule that you’ll find a number of topics that will appeal to you. Tickets remain available and we encourage you to register to attend Cincinnati’s inaugural WordCamp this October!

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Speaker and Sponsor Introductions, and Making the Most of Your Trip to Cincinnati

If you’re visiting Cincinnati for the first time while attending WordCamp Cincinnati, you may also be interested in additional attractions or events to look forward to, should you have extra time to spend before and after WordCamp.

In our Travel section, we’ve included links to two websites which serve as useful guides to the region:

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

The WordCamp Cincinnati organizing committee would like to wish you and your families a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend. We hope you find time to rest, enjoy some sports or local fireworks, spend time with your families, or simply relax and enjoy the long weekend.

On our end, things are really starting to ramp up. With our speaker submissions having closed this past week and our inaugural WordCamp a little more than a month away, we’re working harder than ever to ensure a successful event for our local WordPress community. To keep up with the latest, we encourage you to subscribe for updates using the form in the sidebar.

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Reminder that speaker submissions close tomorrow, as we continue to announce our speakers and sponsors

Tomorrow, August 31st, is the last day to submit a proposal to speak at WordCamp Cincinnati. We’ve received an assortment of wonderful proposals, and in this post and those in the coming weeks, we will continue to announce the speaker lineup for Cincinnati’s inaugural WordCamp in October. If you’re passionate about a particular topic that you’d like to share with the WordPress community, we encourage you to submit a proposal through our call for speakers submission form.

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Hotel Recommendations for Your Stay in Cincinnati, and Introducing Speakers and Sponsors

Should you be traveling to Cincinnati from out of town for the WordCamp in October, you may be starting to consider accommodations for the weekend of your stay. We have an entire section of the website dedicated to travel advice, including a list of recommended hotels detailing convenient and/or unique hotels around the venue and in Cincinnati.

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Announcing Our First Speakers and Sponsors

We hope that you all have had an enjoyable summer. Fall is right around the corner, and there’s now less than 2 months until Cincinnati’s inaugural WordCamp on October 15th and 16th. Leading up to the event, we’ll be detailing our speaker tracks and introducing the sponsors who make our event possible. If you aren’t already receiving our posts by email, subscribe to receive updates through the form in the sidebar.

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