Hello WPCampus attendee! The WPCampus community cannot wait to meet you in Sarasota and learn more about you, your institution, and how you use WordPress. This page will be a great place for the planning team to post and share important information just for our attendees so be sure to check back often. See you in Sarasota!

Be sure to interact with Conferencia, Lanyrd, and #WPCampus to follow along with the event.
WPCampus is a community event and we’re looking for a couple more volunteers. Please fill out the volunteer form if you’re willing to lend a hand.

Things To Do In Sarasota

We’ve asked some of our favorite Sarasota locals to share their recommended restaurants, coffee spots, and attractions and created a map to share this wealth of info with you. We want to make sure you have an amazing trip. Please let us know if you have any questions, needs, or requests about items on the map.

Conference Check-In

You will need to check-in to receive your conference ID badge. Your badge is your golden ticket of admission to all the fun! Check-in is on Friday, July 15 from 8-9 a.m.

Your ID badge must be worn at all sessions and conference events.


WPCampus attendees are allowed to park anywhere on campus unless marked as handicapped or reserved.


  • Dress at the conference is business casual – with a strong emphasis on the “casual”. Jeans and t-shirts would be just fine.
  • Session rooms may be chilly, so you may want to bring a sweater or dress in layers.

The Weather Forecast

It can get quite warm in Florida in the summer. The average high for mid-July in Sarasota is the high 80s with the low in the mid 70s. It can also get pretty wet in the summer so you might want to bring an umbrella or rain coat.


We’ll provide lunch on Friday and Saturday with coffee and snacks throughout the day. Light hor d’oeuvres will be served at the social event Friday evening.

We’ve listed some of our favorite area restaurants on the conference map if you’d like some recommendations.

The Conference Map

Check out the conference map to help you find your way around town for all of the conference events. The map also highlights area dining, attractions, and transportation.

Social Gatherings

What’s the fun of attending so many awesome sessions if you can’t hang out with the other attendees and talk about and expand on what you learned? We look forward to getting to know you so we hope you’ll be able to join us for a few social and networking events.

Thursday Night

If you’re in town and looking for something to do, come on down to Office Bar SRQ and join us for a casual gathering from 7-9 p.m.

Friday Night

After Friday’s sessions end, we hope you’ll enjoy dinner with some new friends and then join us for a social gathering at World of Beer in downtown Sarasota. We’ll be hanging around from 6-9 p.m.

Saturday Night

After the event, we’re looking forward to grabbing dinner with more friends we just met IRL and then heading down to Growler’s Pub to sing our favorite Bon Jovi songs. Hope you can join us for some fun-filled karaoke before the curtain falls on a great weekend.

We’ve listed some of our favorite area restaurants and attractions on the conference map if you’d like some recommendations.

Code of Conduct

WPCampus seeks to provide a friendly, safe conference environment in which all participants can engage in productive dialogue, sharing and learning with each other in an atmosphere of mutual respect. All participants are required to adhere to our code of conduct.

If you are being harassed or have any other concerns, please locate a conference organizer or volunteer. If preferable, you can submit a report online, which allows for anonymity. Visit our Code of Conduct page for more information.

What institutions are represented?

  1. Austin College
  2. Bemidji State University
  3. Boston University
  4. Bowdoin College
  5. Campbell University
  6. Carleton University
  7. Columbia University
  8. Covenant Theological Seminary
  9. Dartmouth College
  10. Dawson College
  11. Duke University
  12. Eckerd College
  13. Emily Carr University of Art and Design
  14. Francis Marion University
  15. Harvard University
  16. Hillsborough Community College
  17. James Madison University
  18. Lafayette College
  19. Lansing Community College
  20. Lone Star College – University Park
  21. Lorain County Community College
  22. Maranatha Baptist University
  23. Middle Tennessee State University
  24. Missouri State University
  25. NC State University
  26. New College of Florida
  27. New York University
  28. Sacramento City College
  29. Sheridan College
  30. Smith College
  31. St. John Fisher College
  32. St. Mary’s University
  33. Stanford University
  34. State University of New York at Geneseo
  35. Texas A&M University
  36. University of Alabama
  37. University of British Columbia
  38. University of California, Santa Barbara
  39. University of Central Florida
  40. University of Delaware
  41. University of Florida
  42. University of Georgia
  43. University of Illinois at Chicago
  44. University of Kansas
  45. University of Maine
  46. University of Mary Washington
  47. University of Michigan
  48. University of Missouri
  49. University of North Florida
  50. University of Richmond
  51. University of Rochester
  52. University of South Carolina
  53. University of South Florida
  54. University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
  55. University of Southern California
  56. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  57. UT Health Science Center of San Antonio
  58. Valparaiso University
  59. Wheaton College
  60. Williams College

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact the WPCampus planning committee.