What to know for Saturday!

WordCamp is almost here!   Here are some things to know for Saturday, Aug. 19!

WCLV is being held in the SOUTHSIDE of Bethlehem.  NOT the main campus in Bethlehem Twp.  Make sure you tell your GPS the correct address! 511 E 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015!  We are on the 6th Floor.

Free parking is available in front and behind of the building!

We are on the 6th Floor!  

Please read our Code of Conduct!  We want everyone to have a great time at our event and the after party. Being considerate and respectful to volunteers and other attendees really sums it up!  (but do read it too!)

Lunch is provided. We’ll have water, tea, and coffee available throughout the event.

Registration starts at 8 am … The event begins at 8:45 am – We have a tight schedule and will be sticking to it!
There will be coffee all day and some donuts and grapes for our early birds.

Volunteers are in Bright Orange Shirts!  Lost? Have a question? Try one of these folks.

After Party! … Our after party will be held at the Bethlehem Brew Works 6:30 – 9:30.  Your badge is your entrance.  There are 2 parking garages near the venue.  Walnut St. & North St.  If you bring your parking stub to the Brew Works they will validate for up to one hour.
Feel free to visit one of the many restaurants downtown for dinner beforehand!

We are on Twitter!  @WCLVPA  and #WCLVPA to talk about us!

Spotlight: Gold Sponsors – Jetpack

Our final Gold Sponsor Highlight – Many thanks to the people at Jetpack!

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Spotlight: Gold Sponsor – BlueHost

Many thanks to the sponsors who make our WordCamp possible. Without their support, we could not have this event at such an affordable price!

Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over 1 million WordPress sites worldwide. Their objective is to help customers, whether novice or pro, create a thriving online presence at an affordable price. With a team of in-house tech experts available 24/7, Bluehost dedicates time and resources to providing the best support and services in the industry. Join millions of other site owners and see what Bluehost can do for you and your online presence.

Our Schedule is now Available! Call for Volunteers!

We have posted our Sessions schedule for our upcoming WordCamp.

If you are available to Volunteer, even for an hour, let us know.  If you can volunteer 4 or more hours, we can get you a free ticket!

We are looking for people to help with Registration, Video Cameras, Room Runners, and Happiness Bar.  Please fill out our contact form and let us know your availability.  In most cases, you will be able to pick available times to work so you can attend sessions that interest you.

Volunteer Contact Form

What and Why of WordCamp in the Lehigh Valley

A few people who enjoyed using a particular computer program got together to exchange ideas and ask questions.  For many of them hearing from others ideas in person was a key to understanding more deeply the workings and possibilities of this program.

Of course, the program was WordPress, and the group of people was our local WordPress Meetup. Starting the fall of 2014, our meetings met at the local co-working space SoBeCoWorks.  Then as we’ve grown we’ve moved to NCC South Side or at the BridgWorks in Allentown.  Our meetings are open to all people at all levels of skills.  From brand new business folks to hardcore programmers.  Our monthly meeting turned into hosting a yearly WordCamp.  Having a WordCamp allows us to invite people to share what they have been doing with WordPress.  In the same spirit of our meetings, a WordCamp is a community of everyday people helping one another learn.

The best part of WordCamp is it’s only $20 for the day!  This event is kept inexpensive by the hard work of an all-volunteer staff (including the speakers), space provided by NCC and the generous sponsorship by local and national companies who support the WordPress community.

This year’s WordCamp will take place August 19, 2017.   Along with 12 speakers on a variety of WordPress related subjects, a 3-hour morning session is planned for those new to the WordPress platform.   Our hopes are that this event will not only be a great place to learn something new but an opportunity to network with people in our area!  We hope you can join us!  Get your ticket today!

Tickets for Sale!

It’s hard for me to believe it’s June already!  Time is going by fast, and it’s only 11 weeks until WordCamp Lehigh Valley.

For us organizers, it means getting our butts in gear to make this an even better year than the last.  For you, well, all you need to do is buy your ticket or become a sponsor.  Isn’t that so little compared to everything else you have going on this summer?  If you would like to contribute your time for this event, we do have volunteer opportunities available.

So, Buy your ticket to let us know you’re coming, as we do plan to sell out.  Then you can attend those summer weddings, hang out by the pool, drive to the shore, whatever you want, knowing your place is secure!

 

 

 

Call for Sponsors

Why Sponsor our WordCamp?

Do you live in the Lehigh Valley? Are you hooked on Wordcamps? Whether both of these apply to you, or just one – and I’m guessing at least one, considering you’re reading this – you should know that the opportunity is out there for you to help our growing WordPress community right here in LV!

By sponsoring our ‘Lil’ Ole’ WordCamp, you can make a big difference. Last year, over 70% of participants said they had never attended a WordCamp event before ours – how crazy is that? Sponsoring gives the satisfaction of knowing you’re investing in something that has closely impacted your own business, while also allowing you to introduce your own product or service to a variety of new clientele in the WordPress marketplace.

So if WordPress is something that is important to you, and you want to help others develop within it, consider becoming a WordCamp Lehigh Valley sponsor!

Call for Speakers

The time had come!  We are very excited to invite you to be a part of our second WordCamp in the Lehigh Valley August 19, 2017.

WordCamp Lehigh Valley is currently looking for speakers to inspire and inform at least 110 attendees including designers, developers, bloggers, and content strategists.

Sessions will be 45 minutes, with 25-30 minutes allotted for your talk and 10-15 minutes for Q&A and further discussion.

The deadline to submit your application is 11 PM on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017. You will be notified when a decision about your submission is made, no later than mid-July.

More details and sign up form can be fond on our Call for Speakers page!