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WordCamp Vancouver is tomorrow!

WordCamp Vancouver is tomorrow! Can you believe it? We sure can’t! Can you even hold in the excitement?

Here’s some important information for you to know for tomorrow.

  • WordCamp Vancouver takes place at BCIT Downtown Campus at 555 Seymour Street – Vancouver, V6B 3H6. We recommend walking, biking or using public transit to get to BCIT Downtown Campus. If you use public transit, please get off at Granville station (using expo/millenium line) or Vancouver City Center (using Canada line). If you are arriving by car, please note that the BCIT parking lot will be closed on August 17th. There are other public parking lots nearby, notably on Seymour St. Parking on the street may be difficult and/or costly. We’ve shared more details about venue, transportation and accommodations here.
  • Registration and some light networking begins at 8:00a. Opening remarks kick us off at 8:50a and speakers begin at 9:15a. Opening and closing remarks will be given in both the Conference and Atrium rooms but not the Board room.
  • You do not need to bring anything to prove that you’ve registered to the event. We’ve got you covered.
  • Generally speaking, we don’t recommend chugging along your heavy laptop. Bring your phone or tablet, sure; but this once a year event is a great opportunity for you to mingle, network and learn from other WordPress minded individuals, your pressing emails or work can wait ;). We’ll even provide something for you to take notes!
  • There will be tea, coffee and water available throughout the day. Some light breakfast pastries will be served with registration. Please do not expect to have a full breakfast. Lunch will be served at 12p. Other small snacks will be made available throughout the day as well.
  • The schedule is posted here. It will also be available on the home page of this site, on printed banners and in some of the swag given to all attendees during the day. There are 3 tracks in 3 rooms. The conference room and the board room are on the second floor of the building. The atrium is on the 8th floor of the building. Don’t worry there is 5 elevators and lots of signage to get you there in time for that session you want to see!
  • We did make one small change to the schedule since it was originally posted. Please note that due to the last minute nature of this change, some of the printed materials will not have this change incorporated. Sorry! Due to unforeseen circumstances Bruce Gruenbaum has had to cancel his talk. As a result, we have added a new speaker, Ben Lobaugh at 11:15 in the Atrium. He will be speaking on Taking flight with Jetpack development.
  • We’ve got a great after party planned at Rogue Wet Kitchen and Bar, just a few blocks away from the venue at 601 W. Cordova St. The party starts at 6p. We hope you can join us there!
  • Thanks so much to all of our sponsors. We’d like to highlight BlueHost, DreamHost, Washington State University and of course BCIT for making the event possible!
  • There will be volunteers at the event wearing black and blue WordCamp Vancouver shirts that say “WordCamp Ranger” on the back of them. If you have any issue, questions or comments during the event, just find one of us.

In addition, if you have any questions at all before, during or after the event, please contact us by leaving a comment below, emailing us or tweeting at us (@wordcampyvr and/or #wcyvr).

See you soon!

WordCamp Organizers Jill, Flynn and Joey

Thank you False Creek Level Sponsors

Thank you so much to our False Creek sponsors! Once again, without the help of our sponsors we simply wouldn’t be able to put on this event. So please make sure to thank them when you see them this weekend!

At the False Creek level, we have the following companies to thank: 10Up, Forge & Smith, SFN Design, WPML, Kimbo Design, and Jukebox Print.







Thank you Burrard Inlet Sponsors!

Thank you so much to all WordCamp Vancouver sponsors. Without their generous help, WordCamp wouldn’t be the same or wouldn’t be at all!

We’d like to highlight and thank our Burrard Inlet Sponsors:

Code Poet

Code Poet 2

If you use WordPress to build things for other people, we want to make your life easier. No matter whether you freelance on a solo basis, lead a small web shop, make plugins in a dark closet, or crack the whip at a large design firm, our aim is to become your go-to source of information and resources to help you expand your WordPress skills and know-how. To make you better at what you do. To make it easier to make your living and look great doing it.

You’re part of a tribe of WordPress designers and developers over 10,000 strong, spanning the entire globe. aims to bring the working knowledge and real world strategies of those people into one place, for you tap into.

CA Cloud


CA Cloud is the leading provider of on-demand cloud hosting services in Canada with enterprise infrastructure, easy-to-use tools, and guaranteed performance with a click of the mouse. CA Cloud offers prebuilt high performance Elastic Cloud Servers, fully scalable resource pools at a fixed cost, and easy to use Shared Cloud Hosting and CDN with everything you need to build WordPress sites and Blogs in less than a minute, or SaaS Applications and databases for webapps. CA Cloud IS 100% Canadian-owned. Get 1 month free with promo code WORDCAMP2013.

Sparkjoy Studios


Sparkjoy Studios is a Vancouver web agency focused on client relationships that function like partnerships. We create web assets and craft people and search-friendly content for our clients. Sparkjoy specializes in using WordPress for blogs, event ticketing, content management, and as a framework for custom plugins and web applications.

Thank you sooooo much sponsors!


Venue sponsor: BCIT

Without a venue… well without a venue, there simply wouldn’t be a WordCamp. Thank you SO MUCH to BCIT’s High Tech Professional Programs (HTP) for sponsoring the venue for this year’s WordCamp Vancouver.

British Columbia Institute of technology is BC’s largest post-secondary institution. BCIT offers part-time and full-time courses and programs in technology, trades, engineering, business, and health.

High-Tech Professional Programs, a department within the School of Computing at BCIT’s downtown campus, offers intensive programs that combine business, professional, and technical skills in a realistic work environment. You’ll learn from experienced professionals in a team-based cohort model and will have an opportunity to make valuable industry contacts through work terms and sponsored projects.

And a quick reminder that WordCamp takes places at BCIT Downtown Campus located at 555 Seymour Street – Vancouver, V6B 3H6. We’ve posted an array of information regarding location, venue and transportation as well.

Thanks BCIT!

Georgia Straight Sponsor: Washington State University

Thank you so much to all WordCamp Vancouver sponsors. We’d like to highlight and thank Washington State University for sponsoring WordCamp Vancouver as a Georgia Straight sponsor.

Founded as the people’s university in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University seeks to fulfill its mission by transforming lives globally through world-class education, research, and community outreach. More than 26,000 students attend WSU at campuses in Pullman, Spokane, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver, as well as through the Global Campus, a nationally recognized online learning environment serving people worldwide.

Because of a shared philosophy about serving the public good, the University is committed to being a leader in the WordPress community and in improving the web.

Visit for more details, and if you spot anyone from WSU at WordCamp please make sure you say thanks!

Georgia Straight Sponsor: DreamHost

Sponsors are an integral part of what makes WordCamp possible. Thank you DreamHost for donating to WordCamp Vancouver as a Georgia Straight sponsor.

DreamHost is a global Web hosting and cloud services provider with over 350,000 customers and 1.2 million blogs, websites and apps hosted. The company offers a wide spectrum of Web hosting and cloud services including Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, the cloud storage service, DreamObjects, and the cloud computing service DreamCompute.

Visit for more details, and if you spot anyone from DreamHost at WordCamp please make sure you say thanks!

Thank you DreamHost!