With the world still dealing with COVID issues, conferences and WordCamps are still going virtual. On the one hand, it allows everyone to attend something they may not have previously. On the other hand, we miss out on the opportunity to go to places like Bolivia, Japan, and Europe.
Hopefully, we can begin attending in-person events by 2022.
This week, I learned that one conference in the digital space is planning to return to an in-person meeting by November. This may be a good sign for the future.
Regardless, we have several conferences and WordCamps coming in the next few months that can be attended from your own office chair. In a time where we can’t meet in person, this has been a welcome alternative.
Today we will highlight three upcoming summits and a few WordCamps that all take place between now and August.
Monetize Livestreaming Now™ Virtual Summit
May 15, 2021
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Monetize Livestream Now ™ is a live streaming conference that takes place Saturday, May 15. Hosts are Ross Brand and Winnie Sun.
Several speakers will be on hand to talk about topics such as hosting shows, virtual summits, selling courses and memberships, monetization strategies, consulting, and much, much more.
“Convert your knowledge, skills and audience into dollars. Our speakers share how they’re monetizing livestreaming so you can too.” Summit website
The summit lasts half a day with quick-hitting sessions. Tickets are free.
If livestreaming is part of your digital marketing strategy, attending the sessions at this summit might be a bonus for you.
There is a whole world of live streaming that business owners and entrepreneurs are taking advantage of, and this summit is a great way to learn more.
Sessions: May 24 – 27, 2021
Workshops: May 27 – June 4, 2021
WordSesh 2021 kicks off on May 24th. The sessions are from May 24-27, while workshops are from May 27 to June 4th.
The live events will be recorded and published to WPSessions after Wordesh has concluded.
In all, the virtual conference has 21 sessions and 6 in-depth workshops.
Developer Brian Richardson founded WordSesh, WooSesh, and WPSessions. Richardson has a wide array of experience in website development.
Browsing through sessions from his conferences, one will notice a who’s who of WordPress professionals.
Some of the speakers represented include Donata Stroink-Skillrud, Miriam Schwab, Luke Cavanagh, Tunde Sanusi, Joe A Simpson Jr, Adam Silverstein, and many more.
Build your Audience Summit
May 31st – June 3rd, 2021 – Jan Koch
Are you looking to build your audience? There are many advantages of having your own audience to help your business.
The Build Your Audience Summit is designed to help entrepreneurs learn to build their own audience.
The promise to attendees is,
“The best marketing and branding experts in the industry will be at this event to teach you how to grow your audience online. You’ll also learn how to find people that are ready to buy from you even if you’re starting from scratch!” Summit website
The summit features 20+ entrepreneurs who have built their brand by building an audience. Topics include getting views on Youtube, using Voice Assistant Platforms like Google and Alexa, podcasting, getting featured in high-profile media outlets, being a published author, thought leadership, and much more.
Jan Koch from the WP Agency Summit is the host of the event.
The summit starts on May 31st and continues until June 3rd. Three days of sessions featuring 20+ experts to help you grow your audience.
There are several WordCamps scheduled for the next few months. All are being conducted online. WordCamp Europe leads the list as one of the largest ones in early June. WordCamps in Northeast Ohio, Japan, Santa Clarita, and Bolivia are also coming up. WordCamp Cochabamba is the first-ever WordCamp in Bolivia.
June 7-9, 2021
WordCamp Northeast Ohio Region
May 21 – 23, 2021
The 1st WordCamp in Bolivia
June 24, 25, and 26, 2021
WordCamp Santa Clarita 2021
July 17-18 (-7 UTC)
Wrapping it up
I have only been to one WordCamp. I was hoping to go to a different one last year, but a worldwide pandemic messed that up.
There are a few conferences I would like to attend outside the WordPress space as well. Perhaps in the next couple of years, we will be back to in-person events. As Nathan Wrigley mentioned in the article last week, we may see a livestreaming track in the future.
Do you have a WordCamp you are looking forward to going to in the future? Is there a live conference you hope you can attend soon? Let us know in the MainWP Users Facebook Group.