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WordCamp Whistler Update

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I met with Rebecca and John tonight and we started finalizing the plans for WordCamp Whistler. We’re hoping to nail down a venue in the next week or so, at which time we’ll open up official registration. Given that we want to make the event as awesome and as interesting as possible, we’re going to be charging a small admission for the event. In addition, we’ll also be accepting sponsorship from a few organizations, which will hopefully cover the costs of the venue, and the social.

Stay tuned in the next week or so for some official announcements. As of now, the date is still set for January 24th, 2009 up in Whistler, BC, Canada. We’ll probably schedule the event to start around 10am or so, which will allow people to commute up from Vancouver that morning. We’re hoping to invite some well known speakers to the event to share their knowledge about blogging and WordPress.

Right now we’re targeting somewhere between 50 and 100 people for the event, so drop a comment or sign up on the wiki if you’re interested. There’s also a Facebook event that you can sign up to. As of today, there are around 31 confirmed attendees, with around 44 maybes.

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9 Responses to “WordCamp Whistler Update”

  1. colleen says:

    dammit – does that mean I don’t get to help org?

  2. Duane Storey says:

    Nope, we can use all the help we can get. it just means we got together quickly tonight to try and sort some stuff out! We could use help getting some sponsors to cover some costs — ping me offline to discuss.

  3. Awesome! Duane please let me know how I can help. Sorry I missed the meeting

  4. I suck at getting sponsorship, but I’m pretty good at getting the word out to WordPressers and event production. Slammed until the end of the week, but should have some time next week to help out.

  5. kimm says:

    Hope you guys get a good turn out.

  6. Duane, for what sort of things do we need sponsorship?

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