Everything You Need to Know When Attending WordCamp US

After months of preparation, WordCamp US kicks off this Friday! Below you will find all of the information you’ll need to make the most of your time with us at WCUS! (Be sure to let us know if you’ve got any questions or think we left anything out!)

Early Registration

If you’re arriving a bit early, you can pick up your WordCamp US badge in the lobby of the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown on Thursday, December 1 from 2:00-4:00 pm. Early Registration will not include badges for special registration. Speakers and volunteers will receive badges Thursday evening and sponsors will receive theirs at booth setup.

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: +1-215-448-2000

Friday and Saturday

The first two days of WordCamp US – December 2 and 3 – take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. If you’re staying at the Sheraton, then it’s a short walk – a great way to start your day!

Pennsylvania Convention Center (map)
Broad Street Atrium Entrance
Broad and Cherry Streets

Friday and Saturday will be filled from beginning to end with inspirational and fresh presentations! And lunch. We definitely have breaks for lunchSave a PDF of the schedule on your phone now to avoid any possible signal or WiFi issues once you arrive.

Doors open for attendees at 8:00 am on both days.

Opening remarks kick off promptly at 9:00 am on Friday in the upstairs ballroom, followed by sessions in Kite & Key (Room 119), Liberty Bell (Room 120), and Independence (Room 121) on the first floor. Sessions begin Saturday morning at 9:30 am and the event concludes Saturday afternoon upstairs with Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word. Lunch will be served upstairs both days.

Bonus: Come early for Yoga for Desk Jockeys in the Kite & Key room (#119) at 8:15 am on Friday and Saturday!


Get online: The network name (SSID) is WordCampUS and the password is opensource

Getting There

On foot: If you’re staying at Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, the Pennsylvania Convention Center is a short walk away: https://goo.gl/maps/mPTkLQq7xx12

Via subway: Whether you’re on the Blue Line (Market-Frankford) or the Orange Line (Broad Street), get off at the City Hall station.

Taxis and ride services: Philly has plenty of Taxis and there’s Uber and Lyft if you want to request a ride from your phone. When requesting a ride, enter the cross streets (Broad & Cherry) to make sure you’re dropped off near the Broad Street Atrium Entrance.

By car: If you’re driving to WordCamp US you can find directions and parking info here:


We recommend the Convention Center Parking Co. at 142 N. Broad.

After-Party – Saturday, 12/3

The official WordCamp US After-Party will be Saturday evening after the conference at The Academy of Natural Sciences from 8:00 to 11:00pm. We’ll have the whole place to ourselves, so you can check out the exhibits, meet some live animals, hang in the Butterfly Room, show off your singing skills at karaoke, or find a nice quiet spot in the library, if you prefer. Light appetizers and dessert, plus beer, wine, and cider will be provided.

A WordCamp US badge is required for entry into the after-party, so be sure to get a badge for the friend you’d like to bring along!

Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway (map)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Contributor Day – Sunday, 12/4

For Contributor Day, the last day of WordCamp US, we’re back at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Doors open at 9:00 am, opening remarks are at 10:00, am and the event goes through 5:00 pm. Offsite lunch will be provided.

Stay Connected

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram as WordCampUS, and like us on Facebook, to see all of the latest updates as they happen. Use #WCUS on social media to connect with us and your fellow attendees. For questions during the event, find a volunteer or reach out via Twitter anytime.

We hope you’re as excited to attend as we are to have you here!

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