The first WordCamp Ann Arbor is kicking off at 8:45am this Saturday. I’ve included some information that should help you prepare below.
Driving & Parking
WordCamp Ann Arbor is being held at the Michigan League (911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109). The League is downtown, so give yourself some time to find parking. We recommend the Liberty Square parking lot which is a short 5 minute walk and only $3 dollars for the day. You can get directions including a walking map here.
The event will be held on the second and third floor of the League. Registration will be on the second floor and will be hard to miss.
Registration starts at 8:00am, opening remarks at 8:45am. Make sure to arrive early so you can get checked in and into your first session on time.
You can viewing our online schedule to identify which talks you’d like to attend. This schedule will be available to you in printed format the day of the event as well. Note: You don’t have to RSVP for individual sessions, just walk to the room of the session you’re interested in before it starts.
Food – Breakfast / Lunch
We are providing coffee, juice, water, sodas, bagels and muffins for breakfast. We hope you enjoy!
Lunch is on your own, but there are tons of restaurants just a block or two away from the League. We have a handy interactive map with many of the restaurants on the event website.
Equipment / Bags
There will be plenty of free wifi and we’ll have some outlets to charge your devices. Feel free to bring your laptops and tablets so you can take notes or follow along. You’ll receive (at least) two gifts for attending WordCamp Ann Arbor so you may want to bring a computer bag that has space to carry them.
Code of Conduct
Please review the WordCamp code of conduct before attending. We fully expect everyone to follow these rules and treat all attendees and participants with respect.
We’re hosting an after party starting for all attendees, speakers and sponsors at 7:00pm. It will be located at the Old German in downtown Ann Arbor. There will be food and drink tickets for your enjoyment. You MUST wear your badge to attend. The Old German is located at the corner of South Ashley and Washington, which is a 15 – 20 minute walk from the League. Alternatively there is plenty of parking around including right across the street if you wish to drive.
There is a chance of rain, so make sure to bring an umbrella and suitable coat just in case. We’ll cross our fingers for some beautiful fall Ann Arbor sun.
Please take a moment to check out and thank our sponsors. We could not hold this event without them.
If you have ANY QUESTIONS you can contact us online, or ask the registration table during the event.
Thank you so much for being a part of WordCamp Ann Arbor. I look forward to meeting you on Saturday.