Everything you need to know when attending WordCamp US

WordCamp US planning team

Time really does fly! It seems like just yesterday that we announced WordCamp US and now we’re just days away. The final details have fallen into place and we’ve reached that time when we need to make sure that all of you have the information you need to make the most of your time with us at WordCamp US.

Early Registrations

If you arrive a little early, you can pick up your WordCamp US badge in the lobby at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown on Thursday, December 3 from 2:30-6:00 pm.

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

WordCamp US

The first two days of WordCamp US – Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 – take place of the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Philadelphia Convention Center
Broad Street Atrium Entrance
Broad and Cherry Streets

The first two days of WordCamp US are sessions, sessions, sessions!

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, Liberty Bell, and Independence on the first floor. Sessions begin Saturday morning at 9:00 am and the event concludes Saturday afternoon upstairs with Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word. Lunch will be served upstairs. And yes, there will be BBQ.

Bonus: Come early on Friday for Yoga for Desk Jockeys in the Kite & Key room at 8:15 am.


Get on line: 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.

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 – 12/5 7-10pm

Saturday evening after the event we’ll hold the WordCamp US After-Party at Lucky Strike for bowling, ping pong, billiards, games, rock band, a photo booth, and more. Appetizers plus beer, wine, and cider will be provided.

We’ll have two floors with the lower floor set aside as a quieter space for those who don’t want to deal with loud music. You must be an attendee of WordCamp US to attend so bring your badge.

Lucky Strike
1336 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contributor Day – 12/6

For Contributor Day, we’re back at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the last day of WordCamp US. 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.

You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as WordCampUS or like us on Facebook and use #wcus to talk about the event on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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