Ticket Announcement

WordCamp San Antonio is getting closer every day, so we wanted to take a moment to send out a very important reminder to everyone. If you’ve already purchased your tickets for this year’s event, then disregard this message. Or regard it and forward it to all your friends. Your choice!

In order to ensure that you get the lunch of your choice and the size shirt you want, please have your ticket order placed by September 1.

Since our shirts this year are going to be so out of this world amazing, our t-shirt vendor needs our order by then, and we want to make sure you get a shirt you can wear every single day, not just one you go to sleep or do the chores in. Oh, and if you do wear it every day, be sure to wash it in between wearing it. Your co-workers will thank you.

Also, when you’re purchasing your tickets, let us know if you have any special needs for your lunch.

Whether you’re vegetarian, allergic to nuts, or can’t eat any food that’s seen the light of day, we want to know about it. We want to be sure everyone has an awesome time at this year’s event.

We will order extras of everything just in case, but to be 100% sure that you’ll get the lunch and t-shirt size you want, please have your ticket orders placed by September 1.

Alright. Lecture’s over.

Press on!

– The WordCamp San Antonio Team

Special discounted hotel rate for WCSATX


If you are coming in from out-of-town or just want to stay close to the event this year, we have some good news! The Double Tree Hotel by Hilton has offered a discounted rate for our attendees. If you are interested in taking advantage of this great deal, please do so before August 31, 2017.

Book Your Room

The speaker lineup is here!

Attention pressers! The moment you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! The speaker lineup for WordCamp San Antonio is officially here! That’s right. We’ve got a full list of our talks and sessions up on our website.

We’ll have speakers giving talks and workshops on tons of topics, from starting your own WordPress business to social media marketing to using an open-source base theme with an asset pipeline, so no matter what skill level you are, you’re sure to walk away with some juicy WordPress knowledge. And of course, some of that sweet swag from our awesome sponsors.

So what are you waiting for? Check out the schedule and see which workshops you’ll be attending. You might want to start deciding which talks you’ll attend now. It’s gonna be hard to choose.

See the schedule.

What to Expect at This Year’s WordCamp San Antonio

  • 2017 marks the third year for WordCamp in San Antonio, and this year is sure to be the best one yet. We’ve got speakers, workshops, and an awesome after party planned for September 30 and October 1. And don’t forget about the swag. But let’s dive a little deeper and see what exactly you can look forward to at this year’s WordCamp San Antonio.

The Days

Yup. You read that right. DayS. WordCamp San Antonio has traditionally been a one-day affair. But this year, we’re trying something new. We’ll be holding our event over the course of two days, Saturday September 30, and Sunday, October 1. Two times the WordCamp, two times the swag, and two times the fun.

The Location


One of the biggest suggestions we got at last year’s WordCamp was to make 2017’s a little less… far. You spoke, and we listened. This year, we’ll be holding WordCamp San Antonio at the breathtaking UTSA Downtown Campus.

The Talks


WordCamp San Antonio is all about learning. Well, fun, parties, networking, and breakfast tacos, too, but mostly learning. We’ll have experts giving talks all weekend long, speaking about everything from advertising to XML. There’ll be something for everyone, no matter your skill level.

The Workshops

Instead of just having hour-long discussions or lectures, we’ll also be holding longer length, in-depth workshops. For these workshops, groups will break off and work with an expert to learn more about a specific topic. What will the workshops be on? Check our website in the upcoming months to find out!

The After Party


Like we mentioned previously, we’ll be holding WordCamp San Antonio at the beautiful UTSA Downtown Campus. On top of that (literally), you won’t even need a ride to the after party. We’ll be raising the roof on the 3rd floor terrace at the Downtown Campus. There’ll be beautiful views of downtown SA, plenty of drinks, music, and food. Oh. Uh…and networking. I guess you could do some of that, too.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets to WordCamp San Antonio today. We’ll see you September 30 and October 1!

Get your tickets now!

Pressable becomes a CampMaster

We are happy to announce that Pressable has joined WordCamp San Antonio as a CampMaster sponsor! They have also added the “That Party Was In-Tents” After Party package in order to bring you the best roof-top terrace after party San Antonio Campers have ever seen. We want to thank them for their continued support!

Here’s a message from the Pressable Team:

Pressable is a proud supporter of WordCamps and the San Antonio WordPress community. WordCamp San Antonio is one of the best and most vibrant WordPress events in the US and we’re thrilled to be returning in 2017.

Look for us at the Pressable booth. While you’re there, pick up some custom San Antonio swag and ask a question for one of our WordPress experts. In the meantime, check out our WordPress Meetup events, happening locally every month.

Press on!

Call for Volunteers

WordCamp is all about community. From speakers to greeters, sponsors to attendees, none of it would be possible without you. That’s why we need your help to make WordCamp San Antonio 2017 the best WordCamp yet. Fill out the fields below to volunteer and help us make this year’s event a success.







Call for Speakers

Speaker deadline has past. We are currently reviewing the applicants and will be announcing final choices soon. Thanks!

Please consider applying next year

Did you miss the application window? Please consider us for next year. We appreciate you offering to share your WordPress knowledge with the WordPress community. Here are some things to keep in mind when preparing:

  • Yes, you can! Whether you’re a user, designer, or developer, WordCamp is an event where you can share what you’ve learned about WordPress and how you’re working with it.
  • Local first. WordCamps are local-focused events that are asked to shoot for an 80% local / 20% visiting speakers ratio. You might get picked as one of the few out-of-town speakers on a WordCamp schedule, but the chances are smaller the farther you get from home, unless you’re the definitive expert on your proposed topic.
  • Volunteers only. WordCamps are 100% organized and staffed by volunteers, and WordCamps don’t pay speakers or cover speaker travel/accommodations.
  • Share > pitch. WordCamps are educational events, not marketing opportunities, so proposing a product pitch will not get you very far with the speaker selection team.
  • No “pay for play.” WordCamps never, ever provide a speaking opportunity in exchange for sponsorship or anything else. Please don’t ask.
  • Make it unique. WordCamp sessions are all recorded and posted to WordPress.tv for everyone to watch, so it’s redundant to have speakers give the same talk at multiple events. WordCamps pride themselves on having unique content.
  • Tell a story. The web is full of tutorials, and most people won’t remember most of the instructions from your instructional talk in a few days (or hours!). The human brain is hard-wired to be engaged by stories, and WordCamp organizers are looking for sessions that will inspire attendees to do more with WordPress.

 

Call for Sponsors

We have some really great incentives for you and your business to be involved in WordCamp San Antonio 2017. Our sponsorship packages have been loaded with opportunities for you to get front and center with our expected 350+ attendees.

Request Camp Sponsorship Here

Sponsorship Levels & FAQ

Location & Date

September 30th – October 1st | sanantonio@wordcamp.org
UTSA Downtown Campus | 501 W César E Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78207

Why support WordCamp San Antonio 2017?

WordCamps are run entirely by volunteers, and the only funds available are those from ticket sales and our community supporters. We strive to keep ticket prices low ($40 for a full weekend) to ensure accessibility to freelancers and small business owners with limited funds. However, that introduces a challenge when it comes to having a suitable venue, food for hundreds, technical capabilities, support services, and top-notch speakers. That’s where you come in.

Whether you have a venue to let us use for the meetup prior to the event, want to support lunch, can provide snacks and refreshments, can provide a service we are in need of, or have sponsor dollars not yet allocated, we can use and absolutely appreciate that help.

What’s In It For Me? (My Brand)

With all levels of support comes exposure for your brand to our attendees—last year’s WordCamp San Antonio had 350 attendees and, with addition of a full second day of events, we’re expecting many more attendees this year. The typical WordCamp attendee is between the ages of 25 and 45, makes $45,000–125,000 per year, and has a large following on social media channels like Twitter and Facebook. Bloggers make great brand ambassadors. Lucky for you they make up 90% of our attendee list! Make a great impression with our group, and they won’t be shy about painting you in a good light to their followers and friends. In addition to positive online press about your brand, you can also use your support as an opportunity to reach out in-person to your potential new customers or clients that are attending our event. World Series and Pennant Level Supporters are granted a table in the lobby area and are well-publicized throughout the event.

TIERS & BENEFITS

Squatch Party – Speaker/Sponsor Reception Package – $3500 (SOLD OUT)

With this package, you will be the exclusive sponsor for our Speaker/Sponsor Reception Dinner. You will also be given a 5 minute time slot Day 1 after the opening remarks and before the keynote. This provides you the entire audience of WordCamp before they break off into the different tracks. You will also receive the benefits of the Campmaster level, which includes the following perks:

  • Top billing as a Campmaster and brand mention at the beginning of the conference.
  • 6 comp tickets, 6 Pre-camp Party tickets and 6 WCSA t-shirts
    Table space for both days of the conference, where you can offer swag, showcase marketing materials and answer questions from attendees.
  • Your logo on slides in between session: “WordCamp San Antonio is supported by ___”
  • Your logo on the WordCamp San Antonio website, linked to your company’s website.
  • A blog post written by the sponsoring company posted to the WordCamp SA website.
  • An email to all attendees announcing sponsorship and sharing your company’s blog post.
  • Acknowledgement and thanks for your sponsorship on social media.
  • The opportunity to engage with the South Texas WordPress community during the event.

That Party Was In-tents – After Party Package – $3500 (SOLD OUT)

With this package, you will be the exclusive After Party sponsor. You will also be given a 5 minute time slot Day 1 before the panel discussion at end of day. This provides you the entire audience of WordCamp before they break to attend the After Party. You will also receive the benefits of the Campmaster level, which includes the following perks:

  • Top billing as a Campmaster and brand mention at the beginning of the conference.
  • 6 comp tickets, 6 Pre-camp Party tickets and 6 WCSA t-shirts
    Table space for both days of the conference, where you can offer swag, showcase marketing materials and answer questions from attendees.
  • Your logo on slides in between session: “WordCamp San Antonio is supported by ___”
  • Your logo on the WordCamp San Antonio website, linked to your company’s website.
  • A blog post written by the sponsoring company posted to the WordCamp SA website.
  • An email to all attendees announcing sponsorship and sharing your company’s blog post.
  • Acknowledgement and thanks for your sponsorship on social media.
  • The opportunity to engage with the South Texas WordPress community during the event.

Netflix & Grill – Day 1 Lunch Package – $3000 (SOLD OUT)

With this package, you will be the exclusive sponsor for the Day 1 lunch. Bring display material to put up in the lunch hall to promote your company. You will also be given a 5 minute time slot Day 2 after the opening remarks and before the keynote. This provides you the entire audience of WordCamp before they break off into the different tracks. You will also receive the benefits of the Campmaster level, which includes the following perks:

  • Top billing as a Campmaster and brand mention at the beginning of the conference.
  • 6 comp tickets, 6 Pre-camp Party tickets and 6 WCSA t-shirts
    Table space for both days of the conference, where you can offer swag, showcase marketing materials and answer questions from attendees.
  • Your logo on slides in between session: “WordCamp San Antonio is supported by ___”
  • Your logo on the WordCamp San Antonio website, linked to your company’s website.
  • A blog post written by the sponsoring company posted to the WordCamp SA website.
  • An email to all attendees announcing sponsorship and sharing your company’s blog post.
  • Acknowledgement and thanks for your sponsorship on social media.
  • The opportunity to engage with the South Texas WordPress community during the event.

S’more Lovin – Day 2 Lunch Package – $3000 (1 available)

With this package, you will be the exclusive sponsor for the Day 2 lunch. Bring display material to put up in the lunch hall to promote your company. You will also be given a 5 minute time slot Day 2 before the panel discussion at end of day. This provides you the entire audience of WordCamp before they break to attend the After Party. You will also receive the benefits of the Campmaster level, which includes the following perks:

  • Top billing as a Campmaster and brand mention at the beginning of the conference.
  • 6 comp tickets, 6 Pre-camp Party tickets and 6 WCSA t-shirts
    Table space for both days of the conference, where you can offer swag, showcase marketing materials and answer questions from attendees.
  • Your logo on slides in between session: “WordCamp San Antonio is supported by ___”
  • Your logo on the WordCamp San Antonio website, linked to your company’s website.
  • A blog post written by the sponsoring company posted to the WordCamp SA website.
  • An email to all attendees announcing sponsorship and sharing your company’s blog post.
  • Acknowledgement and thanks for your sponsorship on social media.
  • The opportunity to engage with the South Texas WordPress community during the event.

Campmaster – $2500

  • Top billing as a Campmaster and brand mention at the beginning of the conference.
  • 6 comp tickets, 6 Pre-camp Party tickets and 6 WCSA t-shirts
    Table space for both days of the conference, where you can offer swag, showcase marketing materials and answer questions from attendees.
  • Your logo on slides in between session: “WordCamp San Antonio is supported by ___”
  • Your logo on the WordCamp San Antonio website, linked to your company’s website.
  • A blog post written by the sponsoring company posted to the WordCamp SA website.
  • An email to all attendees announcing sponsorship and sharing your company’s blog post.
  • Acknowledgement and thanks for your sponsorship on social media.
  • The opportunity to engage with the South Texas WordPress community during the event.

Glamper – $1500

  • Brand mention at the beginning of the conference.
  • 4 comp tickets, 4 Pre-camp Party tickets, 4 WCSA t-shirts
  • Table space for your business both days of the conference to offer swag, showcase marketing materials, and answer questions.
  • Your logo included on projector screensavers, “WordCamp San Antonio is supported by ___” in-between sessions.
  • Your logo included on the WordCamp San Antonio website linking to your company’s website.
  • A blog post written by the sponsoring company posted to the WordCamp SA website.
  • An email to all attendees announcing sponsorship and blog post.
  • Social media announcements of sponsorship level.
  • Opportunity to engage with the San Antonio WordPress community during the conference.

Trailblazer – $500

  • Brand mention at the beginning of the conference.
  • 2 comp tickets, 2 Pre-camp Party tickets, 2 WCSA t-shirts
  • Table space for your business both days of the conference to offer swag, showcase marketing materials, and answer questions.
  • Your logo included on the WordCamp San Antonio website linking to your company’s website.
  • Opportunity to engage with the San Antonio WordPress community during the conference.

WordScout – VIP Sponsor/Attendee – $80

  • 1 comp ticket, 1 WCSA t-shirt
  • Name and website listed on the WCSA Kindling for the CampFire (VIP Sponsor/Attendee) page.

Have a Great Idea? We would love to hear your creative support idea, coupons, contests, and giveaways are always fun was to engage with the WordCamp crowd.

In-kind donations will be graciously accepted. All levels of support come with good karma!

Supporter Requirements

Any event carrying the WordCamp name must follow some basic philosophical guidelines. WordCamps do not discriminate, and anyone is welcome to attend. WordPress is licensed under the General Public License v2, and without the GPL WordPress would not exist. People or companies in violation of the WordPress license cannot be accepted as event organizers or sponsors, as that would provide promotion to entities acting in opposition to the philosophy behind WordPress. Speakers need to be compliant with the license for the same reason — the exception to this rule would be if the non-compliant person is speaking as part of a discussion about the issues around GPL compliance.

Thank you from your team of volunteer organizers!

Click here for a pdf version our sponsorship opportunities.

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