After Party!

The After Party will be held Saturday at 6 PM in the basement of The Varsity Club on Ohio State’s campus. It starts at 6:00 and goes until whenever (we have the place until 2am). Each attendee gets two drink tickets at the door, after that drinks are on your own from the cash bar. A short menu of food and appetizers are also available at your expense.

Below is a map with easy directions from the Ohio Union (point A) to The Varsity Club (point B):


Important Note About Parking Passes

WordCamp is upon us and we couldn’t be more excited to have everyone coming! For those of you attending the beginner’s day WordPress 101 sessions please note that your parking pass is only valid for Friday. If you are planning to attend both Friday and Saturday, you will be on your own for parking on Saturday.

We have only been given a single one-day parking pass for each attendee and will not have any extra to cover those of you attending both days.

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Event Coordinator and Media Contact: Angie Meeker | Angie Meeker Designs | 614 353 0633 |

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WordCamp Columbus Returns as Ohio’s Largest WordPress Education Event

Columbus, OH. — There’s a good chance your favorite website, online store or blog is powered by WordPress, the free online website software that has put web publishing power in the hands of anyone with a keyboard and Internet access. Nearly 20% of the internet’s websites are powered by WordPress. August 2-3, more than 200 small business owners, non-profit agencies, realtors, photographers, designers, journalists, developers, and even teens will gather on the Union on the campus of Ohio State to learn easy website publishing and development at the 2013 WordCamp Columbus.

The non-profit event brings together WordPress enthusiasts and developers from around the United States to share best practices and strategies for a wide variety of businesses. Headlining speakers include Syed Bahlki (@wpbeginner), owner of, Chip Bennett (@chip_bennett) from the WordPress Theme Review Team, and Pippin Williamson (@pippinsplugins). Local WordPress developers are also presenting sessions. David Ensinger from OSU Libraries, Matthew Russo from 30Lines, and Adam Schweigert from the Largo Project are among the 25 sessions available to attendees. Users of all skill levels and backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

“It’s an amazing mix of folks at all ability levels,” said Angie Meeker, one of the event’s organizers. “I’ve watched small business owners go from zero net knowledge in the 101 class to publishing their own business website by the end of the conference.”

Not just for novices, WordCamp Columbus is a must-attend networking and continuing education event for professional web developers. “For the seasons WordPress developer or someone interested in learning more about core WordPress development, there is no better place to network and ask questions than WordCamp Columbus.” A series of sessions and workshops aim to cultivate a creative community among design, web development and communication professions.

Several of last year’s popular activities will return, including a full-day workshop on Friday, August 2 for Beginners and an after party hosted at the Varsity Club Saturday evening.

Tickets are $40 and are available at

Ticket holders get access to both days of WordCamp Columbus, plus a $20 BuckId Card which can be used at most restaurants within walking distance of the Union, and a one-time parking garage pass. For updates on speakers and scheduling, visit .

WordCamp Columbus 2013
Friday, August 2 – Saturday, August 3
The Union At The Ohio State University | 1739 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43210 |



What Do Others Say About WordCamp Columbus?

WordCamp Columbus is not an ordinary tech conference. Yes, the tie that binds us together is the open-source software WordPress but the tie that binds WordPress together is its community. Come to WordCamp Columbus and meet a community of developers, entrepreneurs, and networkers who are eager to see you succeed with however you choose to use WordPress.

Purchase your tickets now for just $40.

You should sponsor WordCamp Columbus

You might not know that WordCamp Columbus is a not-for-profit conference.

Our speakers come at their own expense and are not paid for presenting. Our organizers are not compensated in anyway, and the event is staffed entirely by volunteers. Money is NOT the driving factor behind WordCamp Columbus. Similar technology training conferences cost hundreds or even thousands while WordCamp Columbus cost less than dinner for two. How are we able to do this? Because of our generous sponsors.

As a sponsor, you’ll gain exposure to a unique, diverse crowd of technologically saavy developers and entrepreneurs. WordCamps are held regionally all across the world, but WordCamp Columbus was one of the first to offer a full-day dedicated to the basics of WordPress. As such, we continue to draw many beginners and intermediate users, as well as advanced developers from around Ohio and the surrounding states. WordCamp Columbus is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the must-attend WordCamps – we’re expecting a sell-out of 250 tickets this year as those from the startup and education sectors in Central Ohio have gained interest in what WordPress offers. We’ve got a great reputation among our attendees, and are interested in sponsors who can help us support our mission to connect the WordPress community in Ohio. Continue reading