The third version of WordFest Live is arising on March 4, 2022. The net occasion will characteristic greater than 60 periods over the course of 24 hours, in addition to workshops, socials, and celebrations.
Classes will likely be centered on WordPress, distant working, and psychological wellbeing. Matters embody management, freelancing, web site efficiency, podcasting, WooCommerce, coping with psychological problems in tech, work/life stability, stress and nervousness, and extra.
Though WordFest was created by skilled WordCamp organizers, it’s not an occasion that falls underneath the official WordCamp Central umbrella. The occasion stays unbiased as a result of it was created to boost consciousness and funds for Big Orange Heart, a non-profit that helps and promotes optimistic wellbeing and psychological well being inside distant working communities. Large Orange Coronary heart’s first occasion was held in January 2021.
“The occasion has morphed a bit over the course of 2021 to what it will likely be subsequent week,” WordFest speaker lead Michelle Frechette stated. “We’ve perfected the platform, which includes stay emcees with each stay and pre-recorded speaker periods, stay and recorded neighborhood interviews, wellness talks in addition to tech and enterprise talks, an internet photograph sales space, sponsor rooms, and networking rooms – all of which contribute to the discount of these emotions of isolation that come from working in a distant neighborhood – particularly after 2+ years of pandemic.”
Greater than 1,300 folks have already signed up for WordFest. Frechette stated the organizing workforce anticipates 2,500-3,000 registrations, as many on-line occasions often get the majority of their signups the week earlier than.
The schedule for the occasion is designed to succeed in WordPress fans in each timezone throughout the globe, so everybody has the chance to catch a few of the occasions stay.
“So many occasions on-line occasions are focused to Europe and North America, so folks working in different areas on the planet both must forego sleep or devour the occasion solely by recorded video after the actual fact,” Frechette stated.
Though Wordfest occurs over the span of 24 hours, it’s not the kind of occasion the place attendees are inspired to pound caffeinated drinks and energy by to the tip.
“As a result of we’re a company that promotes optimistic psychological well-being, we don’t need anybody to be up for a full 24 hours – so these occasions that somebody shouldn’t be capable of be on-line for the occasion will likely be captured and saved for viewing at later occasions,” Frechette stated.
WordFest registration is free and attendees can add an optionally available $10 donation. 100% of the funds raised for the occasion go on to Large Orange Coronary heart and will likely be invested in rising the group’s free psychological well being help efforts for the distant working neighborhood.