Date and Time
WordCamp Vancouver will take place on August 15th from 8a (registration from 8a to 9a) to 5p. There will be presentations throughout the day, as well as opportunities for networking and breakout sessions. Lunch will be served (complimentary with your ticket) at 12p.
WordCamp Vancouver takes place at the BCIT Downtown Campus, at 555 Seymour Street.
Please note that the BCIT parking lot will be closed on August 15th. We recommend using public transit to get to the venue, but if you are using a car, there are other public parking lots nearby, notably on Seymour St. If you use public transit, please get off at Granville station (using Expo/Millenium line) or Vancouver City Center (using Canada line).
WordCamp Vancouver is organized by Jill Binder, Joey Kudish, Flynn O’Connor, Kirk Wight, Enej Bajgoric, Andrina Fawcett, and Charlene Tessier.
Accommodations and Transportation
Arriving in Vancouver
If you are arriving via air, it’s inexpensive and easy to get from the airport to any Downtown destination taking the Canada Line rapid transit rail link from the airport. In almost all cases the cost from the airport is about $9 and $3 on the way back. Ticketing machines accept bills, coins, debit and credit cards. It takes about 30 minutes to get from the Airport to Downtown. Cabs from the airport to Downtown usually cost about $40 and take about the same time, sometimes longer when there’s bad traffic. Public transit in Vancouver is offered by Translink. Google Maps offers reliable public transit directions.
If you are traveling via train or bus you will arrive at Pacific Central Station which is adjacent to the Main Street Skytrain station. There is construction on that station right now but you can still catch trains to get you downtown.
We’ve gathered a few hotel recommendations for you:
- Sandman Hotel, rooms starting around $160 per night
- St Regis Hotel, rooms starting around $179 per night
- Rosedale on Robson, rooms starting around $170 per night
- Holiday Inn Vancouver, rooms starting around $175 per night
- Hotel Le Soleil, rooms starting around $186 per night
- Opus Boutique Hotel, rooms starting around $270
- Fairmont Vancouver, rooms starting around $360 per night
All of these hotels are within walking distance of the WordCamp venue.
There is also a number of great apartments/rooms for rent on AirBnb, raging from $45 to $250+ per night. While we cannot recommend specific rentals, we’ve heard great things about using AirBnb and do recommend the service as a whole.
As a reminder, the venue for WordCamp Vancouver is BCIT Downtown Campus located at 555 Seymour Street – Vancouver, V6B 3H6. The venue is in the heart of Downtown Vancouver and within walking distance of several hotels.
We recommend walking, biking or using public transit to get to BCIT Downtown Campus. If you use public transit, please get off at Granville station (using expo/millenium line) or Vancouver City Center (using Canada line).
If you are arriving by car, please note that the BCIT parking lot will be closed that day. There are other public parking lots nearby, notably on Seymour St. Parking on the street may be difficult and/or costly.
Use these tools to help plan your trip to the BCIT Downtown Campus:
- BC Translink
- Google Maps
Saturday, August 15th
These are main session tracks. The conference room will focus on general talks for all level of WordPress users to enjoy. The atrium talk will focus on WordPress developer topics.
Saturday, August 15th
These will be small class room based talks to help new users to WordPress learn how to get the most out of their themes, keep them secure and other useful information. Due to the small room size attendance will be managed via a sign up sheet at registration on the day of the event. It will be on a first come, first serve basis.
WordCamp Vancouver this year will be followed by a Contributor Day on Sunday, August 16th. It will take place at BCIT downtown campus between 10am and 4pm.
If you have ever been interested in learning about ways you can contribute to WordPress in coding and non-coding ways, this day is for you.
- code/bugs in core
- working on videos on wordpress.tv (mostly subtitling)
- support forums