WPTavern: WordCamp US 2017 Ramps Up Ticket Sales, Organizers Plan for 2,500 Attendees
Promotion for WordCamp US 2017 in Nashville, December 1-3, is now in full swing, as organizers have ramped up social media efforts to stimulate ticket sales. Instead of releasing batches of tickets in stages, all WordCamp US tickets are on sale at once.
“Our goal is to sell between 2,000 and 2,500, but we could accommodate more,” marketing lead Laura Byrne Cristiano said. “We will also again have a livestream that is fully closed captioned as it was the last two years. Folks who can’t make it to Nashville from around the globe can see what’s happening in real time.”
Music City Center was selected as the official venue. It is within walking distance to several of the city’s attractions and museums. Last week organizers announced The Renaissance Nashville Hotel as the official hotel for the event, which is also within walking distance of the venue and will offer a special discounted rate for attendees.
“At this stage of the game, ticket sales are light which is to be expected with an event is that is eight months out,” Cristiano said. The team plans to release more specific numbers in the fall once the full slate of speakers has been announced. Cristiano said speaker submissions will be open within the next few days.
“While we would like to see every seat filled, our focus is on putting together a high quality camp for the community,” Cristiano said.
You can sign up on the WordCamp US website to subscribe to the latest news for the event or follow @WordCampUS on Twitter. If you have an Android device, check out the WordCamp Android app to add the event to your calendar and follow updates on speakers and the schedule.