The festival of WordPress
July 23, 2021

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The festival of WordPress

WordFest Live

It’s back and it’s bigger.
WordFest Live – a 24-hour celebration of all that is WordPress.  

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July 23, 2021 - 24-hour festival of WordPress

The journey:

24-HOURS CELEBRATING WORDPRESS. TOGETHER.

A global community

Join members across 93 global territories, and be part of the celebration

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What to expect

After the success of the first WordFest Live, we’re back with more.

WordFest Live celebrates YOU, the WordPress community, with talks focused on WordPress, remote working, and mental well-being.

You can expect connection, growth, education and some special “extras” added for your personalised festival experience!

Your WordFest Organisers

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Lead Organiser

Dan Maby

Dan is the Founder of Big Orange Heart, where he helps deliver a vision of better well-being and mental health support within the remote working communities.

Speaker Lead

Michelle Frechette

Michelle is a volunteer with Big Orange Heart, and the Head of Customer Success for GiveWP. She’s also the podcast barista at WPCoffeeTalk. 

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Hauwa Abashiya
Sponsors Lead

Hauwa Abashiya

Describing herself as a ‘creative soul,’ Hauwa discovered WordPress in 2018. She fell in love with the community and was the WordCamp London Sponsors Lead in 2019. She is in the process of transferring her project management skills to web development and becoming a contributor to WordPress and a member of the WordPress 5.6 Release Squad. She is our Sponsors Lead, and has been liaising with established and potential new sponsors. We want our sponsors to be part of the event and thank them for making WordFest 2021 possible.

Marketing Lead

Cate DeRosia

Using her skills as a writer and editor, Cate has filled a variety of roles in the WordPress community from WordCamp organizer and volunteer to bringing visibility to new products and businesses entering the ecosystem. Currently, she is leading the HeroPress expansion and downsizing all areas of life so she can run away from home with her husband and spend the next few years exploring North America in their RV.

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So, what's in it for you?

Talks, panels, and conversation from all over the globe:

48 Sessions over 24 hours

Watch live session and join live Q&As.

Connect with speakers and the community through live sessions.

Talks and Workshops

Practical sessions focused on you.

Develop practical life and business skills in our interactive sessions.

Socials and Celebrations

Connect with the community, freely.

Use our custom social space to move about, as you would IRL.

Friday 23 July 2021

24 hours of programming for you to consume within your time zone, or at any time in the WordFest day!

We love them.

What the community are saying:

Joe A Simpson Jr
Joe A Simpson JrJoe Simpson Jr LLC
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WordFest Live represents the best of the WordPress Community and giving back - 48 speakers from around the globe joining attendees and volunteers all in together supporting an important cause. Definitely an event to be proud of!
Lindsey Miller
Lindsey MillerContent Journey
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Not having any WordPress events meant that I couldn't see so many friends and colleagues that I was used to seeing. WordFest Live was such a fun day, I did chair yoga, hopped in many of the sponsor tents and interacted in the chat. I learned new things and got to check on all my friends, it was such a great day!
Joseph Kahn
Joseph KahnSEO Stars
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I am enamoured by the support and love of this WordPress community called Big Orange Heart. The WordFest Live event was a roller coaster of amazing proportions. We got practical information and great tips to take our skills to the next level in one QUICK 24 hour flash! My head is spinning from the amazing presentations. I am smarter now by losing sleep!
Maja Benke
Maja Benke
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WordFest Live was a great way to stay connected with the WordPress Community and get inspired with great topics. The speakers really now their stuff and I learned a lot. Thanks for the great 24 hours! I really hope it was not the last WordFest Live.
Dan
DanKCS
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Great event, and just what was needed to kick off 2021. I'm looking forward to whatever comes next!
Nidhi Jain
Nidhi JainAwesome Motive
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Kudos to each and every team member of WordFest Live 2021 for organizing this event and putting lots of effort to make this event a grand success. It was really an amazing experience for being speaker at this event and I am so grateful for all the organizing team members for giving this opportunity. Thank you so much!
Amanda Gorman
Amanda GormanGiveWP
Read More
WordFest Live 2021 made me feel like I was at a live WordCamp event (at least as close to it being virtual!). It was the first online event I've attended where I felt deeply connected to the entire community. I felt welcomed into new space and conversations with open arms and encouraged to share my voice. The speakers had a wealth of information to share and the sponsors, emcees, and volunteers were all lively, engaging, and fun to be with. I loved WordFest Live 2021!
Ben Andersen
Ben AndersenBentrix
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Really awesome event for everybody who loves WordPress! Engaged and professional speakers with very interesting topics. Will participate again, no doubt!
Cinthya Anand
Cinthya Anand www.cinthyaanand.com
Read More
Amazing teamwork and coordination to run such an ambitious festival of all things WordPress. As a speaker, I felt very welcomed and supported throughout the whole event. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.
Allie Dye
Allie DyeValet
Read More
WordFest Live was a bright spot of community in the midst of such a dark and lonely time.
Yogesh Londhe
Yogesh Londhe
Read More
I loved the format of online WordFest Live: 24 hours, different time-zones, fantastic speaker selection, very well organized. The sponsor tents/tables were really good.
Janice Tye
Janice Tye123 Design
Read More
The organisers of WordFest Live deserve a medal for keeping alive the true ethos of WordPress community.
Chris Butterworth
Chris Butterworthaline.to
Read More
What a great event to bring together the WordPress community with great talks, hosts and sponsors. Would 100% do this again!

We love them.

What the community are saying:

Joe A Simpson Jr
Joe A Simpson JrJoe Simpson Jr LLC
Read More
WordFest Live represents the best of the WordPress Community and giving back - 48 speakers from around the globe joining attendees and volunteers all in together supporting an important cause. Definitely an event to be proud of!
Lindsey Miller
Lindsey MillerContent Journey
Read More
Not having any WordPress events meant that I couldn't see so many friends and colleagues that I was used to seeing. WordFest Live was such a fun day, I did chair yoga, hopped in many of the sponsor tents and interacted in the chat. I learned new things and got to check on all my friends, it was such a great day!
Joseph Kahn
Joseph KahnSEO Stars
Read More
I am enamoured by the support and love of this WordPress community called Big Orange Heart. The WordFest Live event was a roller coaster of amazing proportions. We got practical information and great tips to take our skills to the next level in one QUICK 24 hour flash! My head is spinning from the amazing presentations. I am smarter now by losing sleep!
Maja Benke
Maja Benke
Read More
WordFest Live was a great way to stay connected with the WordPress Community and get inspired with great topics. The speakers really now their stuff and I learned a lot. Thanks for the great 24 hours! I really hope it was not the last WordFest Live.
Dan
DanKCS
Read More
Great event, and just what was needed to kick off 2021. I'm looking forward to whatever comes next!
Nidhi Jain
Nidhi JainAwesome Motive
Read More
Kudos to each and every team member of WordFest Live 2021 for organizing this event and putting lots of effort to make this event a grand success. It was really an amazing experience for being speaker at this event and I am so grateful for all the organizing team members for giving this opportunity. Thank you so much!
Amanda Gorman
Amanda GormanGiveWP
Read More
WordFest Live 2021 made me feel like I was at a live WordCamp event (at least as close to it being virtual!). It was the first online event I've attended where I felt deeply connected to the entire community. I felt welcomed into new space and conversations with open arms and encouraged to share my voice. The speakers had a wealth of information to share and the sponsors, emcees, and volunteers were all lively, engaging, and fun to be with. I loved WordFest Live 2021!
Ben Andersen
Ben AndersenBentrix
Read More
Really awesome event for everybody who loves WordPress! Engaged and professional speakers with very interesting topics. Will participate again, no doubt!
Cinthya Anand
Cinthya Anand www.cinthyaanand.com
Read More
Amazing teamwork and coordination to run such an ambitious festival of all things WordPress. As a speaker, I felt very welcomed and supported throughout the whole event. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.
Allie Dye
Allie DyeValet
Read More
WordFest Live was a bright spot of community in the midst of such a dark and lonely time.
Allie Dye
Allie DyeValet
Read More
WordFest Live was a bright spot of community in the midst of such a dark and lonely time.
Yogesh Londhe
Yogesh Londhe
Read More
I loved the format of online WordFest Live: 24 hours, different time-zones, fantastic speaker selection, very well organized. The sponsor tents/tables were really good.
Janice Tye
Janice Tye123 Design
Read More
The organisers of WordFest Live deserve a medal for keeping alive the true ethos of WordPress community.
Chris Butterworth
Chris Butterworthaline.to
Read More
What a great event to bring together the WordPress community with great talks, hosts and sponsors. Would 100% do this again!

You are not alone.

Connect with the remote working communities.

Ask away

Frequently Asked Questions

July 23, 2021.  But if you want to get technical about it; we start July 22, 2021, from 23:00 UTC.  You see, it depends where you are in the world.  WordFest Live is a 24-hour event, which will move between timezones.

Of course, the event is virtual, so you can join us at any time and in any location.  How fun is that!

All over the world, all at the same time.  WordFest is omnipresent!  This just gets better.

 

So to join the festival, you’ll need to register, we’ll then send you a magical link that will let you jump on board our global festival via the interwebs.  

On a slightly more practical note; WordFest is an online festival and will take place right here, at WordFest.Live!

About 4-24 hours of your life.  You won’t have to hand over any of your hard-earned cash though.  Tickets are free!

There is an optional $10 donation that can be made when registering.  We’d be over the moon if you selected this option, it will help us continue to provide free well-being and mental health support in remote work communities.  But it isn't necessary to do so to claim your ticket.

Nope, because there’s nothing to refund.  Tickets are 100% free.  

 

An optional donation can be made to Big Orange Heart when you select your ticket but the tickets themselves are free, zero, nothing, not-a-one!  Cha-ching!

Yes, 100% without a doubt, please do! 

If you have something to share with the community, we want to know about it. You can apply right here on the website. Although we won't be able to accept all applications (due to a limited number of sessions) we want to hear your ideas! You can apply under the Open Calls tab at the top of this page.

We want to ensure there is representation from each of the continents we’ll be delivering WordFest from, so please hit that speaker registration as soon as it's live.

You know how this goes… hand your marketing budget, we’ll throw up a logo.

No, no, no, no.  We can not stand this model.  We recognise times are different and so we’ve developed a truly social experience for our attendees.  We want to see how we can partner with you to keep building on this best experience, for all involved.  

If you want to join us as a partner of WordFest, we’re very open to ideas and discussions.  We have to ensure this is mutually beneficial for you, the attendees and us the charity. 

We love WordCamp!  We’re a team of WordCamp organisers.  We wholeheartedly support and encourage WordCamp.  But we’re delivering this event, in part, to raise awareness as well as funds for Big Orange Heart.  BOH is a registered charity with a mission to support and promote positive well-being and mental health within remote working communities.  

 

WordCamps do not permit fundraising for specific charitable organisations and as such we are delivering this event independently.

100% of your donations will go directly to Big Orange Heart.  This will enable the continued growth of free well-being and mental health support for the remote working community.  If you’re interested to know more about how funds are used, please see https://big.ht/open.