WordCamp Fayetteville 2017 – July 21-23

WordCamp is about WordPress — open source software that now powers 28% of all the websites on earth — but it’s also about bringing people together.

We get the chance to learn from one another, to catch up with old friends, to make new friends, and to connect as a community. From the party on Friday July 21, through the Saturday sessions, to the Sunday Jam Session, WordCamp Fayetteville is an opportunity for growth and learning. Also fun.

2017 WordCamp Basics


WordCamp Fayetteville will take place July 22, 2017, at Don W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development at the University of Arkansas. Park on campus at Harmon Parking Garage. From July 21-23, there will also be events at various locations in Fayetteville.

Everyone is welcome! If you use WordPress, build with WordPress, or just wonder about WordPress, you’ll enjoy attending. If you want to reach out to the Northwest Arkansas tech and business communities, you’re welcome to sponsor.

So What’s WordCamp?

A WordCamp is an informal community-based conference where people who love and use WordPress can get together for fun and learning. Find answers to questions, share your great ideas, get refreshed and inspired, and meet new people. No sleeping bags required.

What Will You Learn?

We have sessions for beginners, bloggers, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and WordPress community!

You’ll also hear WordCampers say that they learn a lot in the hallways. That is, you can get a lot out of conversations with other WordCampers.

This site is where all the information will be for WordCamp Fayetteville 2017. You can buy tickets now. Come back often!


Friday, July 21, 2017

Kick-Off Party
Meet your speakers and volunteers, and network with others ready to learn about WordPress.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Time Track A Track B Track C Track D
8:00 amRegistration
8:45 amWelcome/Intro
9:00 amTo .com or to .org, THAT Is the Question! Katharine TraugerHow to use WordPress for Entrepreneurs Haley AllgoodBeyond Custom Post Types – Building an Organizational News Site with WordPress George SpakeTen Tips for Starting a Successful Online Business Danny Santoro
10:00 amWordPress 101 Ben PollockContent Marketing with WordPress Rebecca HadenWhat in the HSL? Sky ShabaturaWebsite Security – The Big Picture w/ Simple Steps to Take Aaron D. Campbell
11:00 amSEO 4 U Rebecca HadenHow to Add $1k+ to Your Next Proposal Using SEO Robert SimmonsThriving in the WordPress Space as an Introvert Aaron D. CampbellPromote and Grow with Social Media Brandee Seagraves
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pmKeynote: What Did You Learn, Who Did You Meet, How Are You Different? Shane Purnell (keynote)
2:00 pmThe Beginner’s Guide to Google Analytics Josepha HadenSurveys and Polls: Engaging Your Audience and Developing Reader Loyalty David BernsteinCode Free WordPress Themes Wolf BishopUsing WordPress to develop effective, quality writing Jamie Smith
3:00 pmStrong Imagery for Better Conversion Rachel KorpellaFacebook Live! The Secret Sauce Dave Navarro JrThe Plugin Directory in React Konstantin ObenlandWordPress Website = Virtual Assistant Alisha McFarland
4:00 pmWordPress 101 Q and AHow to Generate New Blog Ideas and Keep Track of Them Using WordPress Micah SparrowGet Them in the Feels: Graphic Design Tips and Tricks Eric HuberTo Small Businesses: Stop Wasting Time. Stop Blogging! Travis Pflanz

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Jam Session 
Take what you’ve learned this weekend and work with professionals to help implement your new information and ideas at your WordPress website.