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WordCamp Chicago: Begins Tomorrow Morning

We are setup and ready for WordCamp Chicago 2016!

Here are a few bits of important information.


University Center
525 S State St
Chicago, IL 60605


There are surface lots in the area with day rates, there is street parking, and its accessible from several L train lines.

PLEASE NOTE: The draft is going on EAST of the venue, so avoid Lake Shore Drive and approaching the venue from the East.

Registration: 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Open Remarks: 8:45 am
First Session: 9:00 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm On your Own

After Party: 6:00 pm (Same Location as Conference)

First Session: 9:00 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm On your Own

If at any time you have any questions, there will be Volunteers wearing RED SHIRTS, who can answer your questions.

Please enjoy the conference weekend. If at any time there is an issue with anything or you are feeling uncomfortable in any way, please approach the registration desk and ask for one of the organizers. We are here to ensure that everyone has a safe, fun, and enjoyable experience.

-WordCamp Chicago Organizing Team

Hotel Discounts

Pre-negotiated Hotel Room Rates.

There are a limited number of rooms at each venue, so please book ASAP.


Travelodge Hotel Chicago
65 E. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60605
Reservations Department: 800-578-7878
Group Name: WordCamp Chicago
Block Code: CGWP16

Cut-off date for this reservation is 4/4/16.

Congress Plaza Hotel
520 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Reservations Department: 312/427-3800 EXT. 5025 OR 1-800-635-1666
Group Name: WordCamp Chicago

Cut-off date for this reservation is 3/29/16.

Call for Speakers

Thank you to all the individuals that submitted speaker applications. The quality of the submissions is simply outstanding! We will be announcing speakers in a few batches over the next 1-2 weeks.

Please check back soon and don’t forget to book your hotel rooms before the discounted rates expire.


Hello Speaker Applicants! Please make sure to fill out all the fields on the form below. Submissions will be open till Saturday March 12, 2016 @ Midnight.

Deadline extended (1) more day to Sunday March 13th @ Midnight.  


WordCamp Chicago Tickets on Sale Now


WordCamp is a popular event that brings in local and national speakers every year to present cutting-edge talks on design, development, content production, and other WordPress topics, for an extremely reasonable price… and we are very excited about what we have to offer this year!

We anticipate tickets for the weekend being in high demand, so get yours now!

April 30 – May 1, 2016 @ The University Center


We’ll be posting information regarding speaker submissions, a call for sponsors, as well as other announcements as we get closer to the event.

Make sure to subscribe to updates (form in sidebar) to get the latest news and updates.


We’ll be opening up calls for speakers, sponsors, and volunteers in the next couple weeks, so if you are interested in doing one of those things, don’t worry, we’ll be reserving some tickets for you! Subscribe to updates to make sure you catch these announcements.

Welcome to WordCamp Chicago

WordCamp Chicago 2016!

We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Chicago is officially on the calendar!

WordCamp Chicago will be held April 30 – May 1, 2016 at University Center.

Subscribe using the form in the sidebar to stay up to date on the most recent news. We’ll be keeping you posted on all the details over the coming months, including speaker submissions, ticket sales and more!

Tickets sales, Sponsorships, and Speakers Applications will be rolling out in the coming weeks.

We look forward to an outstanding event!