WordCamp NYC is just around the corner! We want you to be a happy camper, so read on to make sure you have all of the information you need to have a blast at WordCamp.
Before you leave for WordCamp
Please ensure that you and your team have purchased your tickets for the main event, and have completely filled out ALL contact information as well as your Gravatar email address.
The window for purchasing WordCamp NYC 2016 tickets closes on Tuesday morning so that we can process the badges. If you purchase your ticket after that we won;t have a presonalized badge for you. Without the appropriate information you may experience difficulty passing through the United Nations security and accessing the facility.
On a related note, because WordCamp NYC is going to be at the United Nations this year (cool, right?) you’ll want to show up a little earlier than usual due to the extra security. Absolutely, definitely, 100% refer to their security guidelines – http://visit.un.org/content/security
If you have any questions about the security policy, reach out to the UN directly – http://visit.un.org/content/contact-us
Getting to WordCamp
The first thing you’ll need to do is pick up your badge at First Avenue between 45th and 46th Street. As a result of the UN requirements for security passes, we’ve had to allow extra time to get through security and have made several adjustments to the schedule. Please ensure that you have reviewed the online version: https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/schedule/
So arrive EARLY! Plan on 30 minutes to get through Security. We are doing our best to make the process as simple as possible. Bring a photo ID and look for WCNYC Volunteers on the plaza at First Avenue and 45th Street. We’ll be obvious, get in line and we’ll set you up to get through security. You will need to put your bag (and yourself) through security, but it’s no worse than any airport.
The United Nations Headquarters is located in the heart of New York City on 1st Avenue between 42nd and 48th Street. This 18-acre site has been declared international territory and belongs to the 193 Member States of the United Nations.
Numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, or S trains to Grand Central Station; walk east on 42nd Street to 1st Avenue
Private parking garages are available from East 45th Street to East 49th Streets, between 1st and 2nd Avenues
Taxis and ride services:
New York has an abundance of taxis or you can use a ride sharing app, such as Uber or Lyft, to get a ride with your phone
Friday, 7/15 is Contributor Day! This free event goes from 10AM to 5PM EST. Join other WordPress enthusiasts and get involved!
The main event goes from Saturday, 7/16 to Sunday, 7/17. Registration Opens at 8:00 am and Security will allow folks to enter at 8:30 am. Opening remarks start in the User Track room shortly thereafter. Check https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/schedule/ for latest details.
Both days will be packed with sessions for WordPress users of all technical backgrounds. Check out the schedule to see which presentations you won’t want to miss – https://2016.nyc.wordcamp.org/schedule/
We are also super happy to announce that in the spirit of OpenCamps we will be having the After-Party at the UN and will be having a joint event with the PyGotham Camp. Meet and mingle with members of the WordPress and Python Communities. To help us manage the food and beverage, we would like to ask that you fill out the below form if you plan on attending. As always, your ticket to the After Party is your badge, so filling out the form is not required, but it will really help us out if you do. Please go to this Form and let us know that you will be there. Again, your WCNYC Badge is your ticket in, the form will just help us out with the logistics.
Follow us on Twitter @WordCampNYC and use the official hashtag #WCNYC when tweeting about how awesome WordCamp is!