The organizers of WordCamp London are in the early planning stages for an event that would take place in September 2023. It has been nearly four years since London hosted a WordCamp. The event was cancelled in 2020 and scheduling was not resumed until recently.
Organizers have created a survey that respondents can take anonymously in approximately 2-3 minutes. The questions were created to help them know how to shape the event. In 2019, WordCamp London brought in 768 attendees and sessions were livestreamed for the first time. Organizers are asking how many people attendees would like to see at WordCamp London, with options ranging from fewer than 400 to more than 800. A few popular WordCamps in recent years have elected to keep a smaller number of spots available in order to better manage uncertainties and ensure a sold out event.
The survey also attempts to gauge potential attendees’ preferences on the number of conference days, as well as interest in volunteering, organizing, sponsoring, or speaking at the event. There is an option at the end for respondents to leave their contact information to stay in the loop on opportunities to participate in and support the WordCamp.
For many in Europe, and especially the UK, WordCamp London was their first WordCamp experience. Those interested to attend can sign up for updates on the placeholder website, or follow the camp on Twitter or Mastodon. For those in the local area, the WordPress London Meetup has opened registration for this month’s gathering at The Liberty Bounds. They plan to discuss WordCamp London and reconnect and will resume having speakers and pizza at future events.