The largest WordPress event of the year, WordCamp Europe 2021 (WCEU), has announced that it has started accepting Sponsor applications for its 9th annual conference that will take place online 7-9 June 2021.
Sponsors play a fundamental role in every WordCamp all over the world. To be honest, it’s only fair to say that there would be no WordCamp Europe without sponsors. It is the best place to get in touch with WordPress users, show appreciation to the community, and at the same time promote your own WordPress-related services and business. It’s the top WordPress Event of the year!
The organizing team of WordCamp Europe 2021 is offering three sponsorship packages: Super Admin, Administrator, and Editor. As always, the number of packages available are limited. This year, sponsors will also be introduced to the main stage. How? TV chat show-style interviews will allow them to showcase their contributions to the WordPress community.
Why sponsor WordCamp Europe?
Sponsoring WordCamp Europe 2021 is a great opportunity to get your product or service in front of thousands of WordPress fans and to be closer to the WordPress community.
- Increase brand awareness: Your brand will be in front of the eyes of thousands of WordPress users who seek to take their online projects to a new level.
- Develop stronger relationships: You’ll connect with people who can accelerate your brand awareness.
- Generate better leads: Your ideal prospects will be gathered in one location, and you’ll have a chance to connect and talk with them.
- Establish your brand as part of the WordPress family: Make a difference by proudly engaging with the WordPress open source community.
More Sponsor Benefits
This year, the main stage will resemble a TV show with speaker interviews and sponsor interviews mixed with shorter conference presentations. Sponsors will be introduced on the show by inviting Super Admin sponsors for 8-minute interviews, and Administrator sponsors for 4-minute interviews with the show hosts. Visit WordCamp Europe official announcement for more details.
Spectacular Online Interaction
WordCamp Europe 2021 online platform is Hubilo. It will give sponsors unique opportunities to reach conference attendees. Attendees will be able to search, filter, and sort Exhibitor & Sponsor Profiles, among other features. Virtual booths will be available for Super Admin and Administrators sponsorship packages only. Each sponsor will have the option to add something to a virtual goodie bag, which will be sent via email to all ticket holders.
About WordCamp Europe
WordCamp Europe is an informal, community-organised gathering of WordPress enthusiasts – from casual users to Core developers – where people discuss all things WordPress, share ideas and get to know each other.
There’s always a lot going on at WordCamp Europe and this year’s event will be unique. From the many talks taking place across the three days, to the virtual networking rooms, plus the chance to educate yourself by attending one of the many hands-on sessions and workshops.
A full schedule of sessions will be published soon which will allow you to choose which topics interest you. Typically there will be a broad selection of subjects aimed at all levels of WordPress knowledge and experience, following the inclusivity ethos WordPress Community firmly believes in. There will be multiple talks at the same time and split them into ‘tracks’, so you’ll see references to ‘track 1’ and ‘track 2’; helping everyone to easily navigate in the schedule!
In addition to the talks and the chance to chat with other members of the WordPress community, a large number of sponsors will be available to meet and talk to – from very large companies right through to smaller niche ones. The Sponsors page (coming soon) will detail who will be at the event in June.
Every year many people coming along who have only just started with WordPress as well as those who have been using it from the beginning. This a community event aiming to make people communicate, learn something new, and meet new friends!
Why I Love and Support WordPress?
Because WordPress changed my life and gave me back the power to create a new career! You can read all the details about my WordPress journey here.
For many years in a row, I live and work in Athens, Greece. The WordPress Greek Community had been my tribe since 2016. I have attended almost all WordPress meetups in Athens, have been an organizer of WordCamp Athens 2020 (canceled) and WordCamp Greece 2021 Online. Also, I had the opportunity to contribute as a speaker at WordCamp Thessaloniki 2019, became a Media Sponsor at WordCamp Berlin and WordCamp Asia. In 2019, also, organized the first Syros WordPress Meetup.
Before 2016, WordPress had been a major part of my life in California, New York, Paris, and Tokyo. All the Agencies I was working with were using WordPress for their projects. The first time I saw WordPress was two weeks after their launching day, back in 2003. I was impressed by the core structure of this new platform. It was love at first sight. Since then I work every single day with WordPress. I like the mentality of freedom and the fact they treat code like poetry. WordPress rocks!
Who is Areti Vassou
Areti Vassou is the CEO & Founder of IDEADECO SEO Copywriting Agency and Founder of the Greek Online Content Creators Association. Areti loves to make ideas happen through SEO, Copywriting, Blogging, Branding, Social Media, and Email Marketing.
With her laptop and her Digital Nomad spirit, she has traveled to 191 countries, has published books, and participated as a Speaker in several Conferences. She adores music, cats, great food, books, and WordPress.
The last months were quite a challenge for every person on this planet. Still, there is so much beauty around us and May makes it easy to remember the best reasons for being grateful in life. Here are my 10 top reasons for smiling, today. Would love to read yours in the comments section.
My 10 Reasons For Being Grateful
- My health. The more you appreciate the value and importance of your well-being, the more you’ll prioritize it.
- My other half. It could be your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, or just an awesome partner in life. These precious relationships boost our mental well-being.
- My creative time. The moments where you can express your creativity without watching the clock.
- My alone time. Taking breaks and spending time alone are some of the best moments during a day. Hearing your own breath and heartbeat can be really refreshing.
- My friends. The people you have chosen to share the journey in life bring light and joy into your soul.
- Being understood. Feeling you belong to a circle of trust, understanding, love, safety while growing to meet the challenges of life.
- Eating under your own roof. Having your own safe nest, clean water, delicious food on the table, shared with your family is incomparable a unique feeling.
- Exploring something new. That amazing feeling of discovering something new for the first time keeps your spirit young. Feeling like a young child amazed by the miracles of life gives happiness a new meaning.
- The feeling you get after a long walk. Walking in the woods or by the sea is so refreshing. Every single time!
- Music, books, art, dancing, crafting, swimming. All these activities had been the reason behind my high energy. And my optimism. And my smile.
Life Can Be Difficult
For sure, my life was never easy. Let me share my bitter sweet story about my disability. Everything started 20 years ago but an innocent question, from a colleague, triggered the decision to share my life story.
My disability to walk never stopped me to do anything in life, but society did on several occasions. We are living in a world where not being young and healthy are punished as the ultimate faults and sins.
A disability is any kind of condition that makes it more difficult for a person to do a variety of activities or interact with the world. There are a plethora of conditions that make a person unable to live a normal life. Also, a lot of disabilities are not obvious and society tends to treat people with special needs with a well-behaved discomfort.
That’s the painful truth. Nobody wants or wishes to be a disabled person. Unfortunately, although most countries are doing their very best to establish better living conditions for the majority of disabled people, the society and communities around them are not always open-minded or respectful towards them.
Let’s take my case as an example. Only my close family members and friends know that I have a severe disability both in my arms and legs. The last 20 years had been a living hell due to tremendous pain in the bones and joints. Every morning, my days start with a certain set of exercises just to make my joints function. For every step I take, the pain is killing my brain little by little. On the good days I can walk without the help of my cane, but on the bad days … let’s say that I have the time to read all the new books that are published each year, lying in my chair or my bed.
You may wonder, why I share this personal story today. Because it was about time to unveil my bittersweet story about my disability. Everything started 20 years ago but an innocent question, from a colleague, triggered the decision to share my life story. Read the full story in this article: People With Disabilities, The Unseen Everyday Heroes.
Wishing everyone a Safe & Happy Easter!
I hope all of you are doing the best you can during this most challenging time. Unfortunately this year, we will miss the family gatherings for the Easter Celebrations in Greece. We will most of all miss the company of close friends and long stays in the village!
The Greek Easter traditions include excellent dishes and wonderful spring trips to the countryside. Let’s hope that next year we will celebrate Easter the way we used to do before lockdown life.
Wishing you all the best,
Areti Vassou & Ideadeco Team