New Networking Activities: Speed Networking and Tribe Meetups

We know how important it is to meet people at WordCamp Europe, and while we know everyone is friendly and outgoing, we thought we’d give you some specific occasions to get to meet others.

We’ll be doing that in two new ways this year: Speed Networking, and Tribe Meetups. Read on for more information about both!

Speed Networking

During the second afternoon break on the first day (approximately 4:20pm) we’ll do some speed networking! You’ll have ~2-3 minutes to introduce yourself to and meet someone from the WordPress community, and when you hear the signal, you’ll switch and move on to someone else! We’re hoping you’ll get to meet 5-6 new people you wouldn’t have been able to meet otherwise.

What do I need to do to participate?
Show up in the lunch foyer during the afternoon break (~16:20) on Day 1 / Friday June 26th. Bring your business cards!
Do I need to sign up before then?

Tribe Meetups

In parallel with the amazing content being covered in various sessions over the two days, we’re also going to have a room dedicated to specific interest groups so you can get to know each other and talk about your common issues and interests in what we’re calling Tribe Meetups.

The Tribe Meetups are absolutely optional, unstructured, and not moderated – we’ll provide a room to gather, and you can bring yourself and be ready to meet and discuss with your fellow tribe members. And keep things civil, of course 🙂

We’re currently planning Tribe Meetups for the following groups on Day 2 (Saturday June 27th): Content Creators & Bloggers, Accessibility, Plugin Authors, Theme Authors, Agencies, Multilingual, Freelancers, and Designers. We’ll provide a final schedule closer to the event.

If you have a suggestion for an additional group, please us know on Twitter (@WCEurope). Due to space and schedule we may not be able to accommodate but it will help us know for a future edition!

What do I need to do to participate?
Go to the appointed room during the time slot for your tribe on Day 2, June 27th. We’ll have a final/complete schedule of tribe meetups available at registration for consultation and posted on the room door, too. Please don’t go into the tribe meetup room unless it’s your tribe meeting so we can keep conversations focused.

Do I need to sign up ahead of time?
No, though space is not unlimited. We also suggest letting other people know via Twitter which Tribe Meetup slot(s) you’ll be attending.

Tribe Meetups Schedule

All of the Tribe Meetups will happen on Saturday, Day 2 of the conference. There is a room designated for the Tribe Meetups near the registration area, Andalucia 6&7, and the times for meetups will mirror the regular conference sessions (starting times and breaks at the same time).

  • 9:30 a.m. Content Creators & Bloggers
  • 10:10 a.m. Accessibility
  • 11:20 a.m. Plugin authors
  • 12:00 p.m. Theme authors
  • 2:10 p.m. Agencies
  • 2:50 p.m. Multilingual
  • 4:00 p.m. Freelancers
  • 4:40 p.m. Designers
  • 5:20 p.m. BuddyPress
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