WordCamp Europe 2018 Starts this Thursday in Belgrade

Dear WordPressers, the WordCamp Europe 2018 is about to start this Thursday in Belgrade, Serbia. I’m sure that this event will be memorable and joyful for all the participans and WordPress professionals.

Here is quick offical info and guide on the upcoming event. See you there. πŸ™‚

WordCamp Europe 2018 – Belgrade

Contributor Day

WordCamp Europe starts this Thursday with Contributor Day at Belexpo Centar. We begin at 8:30 when registration opens, and we will contribute until 17:00 with a lunch break at 12:30. Teams are listed here, and if you’re a first-time contributor, there’s a section on everything you need to know to make your first experience a great one.

Conference and the After Party

Friday and Saturday are the conference days and they will take place in Sava Centar. On Friday registration will open at 8:00, with opening remarks at 9:30 and the first sessions (and workshops) starting at 10:00. Lunch will be at 13:00 though we will start serving it half an hour earlier for all of you who are in the hallway track. On the second conference day (Saturday) registration will be open at 8:00 with sessions starting at 9:00. Check out the full schedule for both days.

If you’re looking to network, we will have an Open Networking session on Friday at 8:30 followed by Speed Networking session at 10:00. The second Open Networking session will take place after the closing remarks on Saturday, at 17:30. We will also have Tribe Meetups focused on specific topics – here’s a full list and more info about them.

The After Party will be held at Belexpo Centar (the same venue where Contributor Day happens). It will start at 19:00 after the second conference day is over. All non-alcoholic beverages will be served free, and the first alcoholic drink is on us. After that beer, wine and cocktails will be 2€ a piece (or the equivalent in dinars) Make sure to bring your badge and some cash (Serbian dinars are preferred but Euros are accepted too, though note that all change will be given in dinars. Credit cards are not accepted). In case you will need more – there’s an ATM nearby. We are also serving hot and cold food all night, for free!

Food

In preparation for the conference, we published all the food menus so check them out. It’s good to know that none of the recipes contains nuts (except one at the After Party that contains pine nuts), all vegan dishes are of course also lactose-free, and vegetarian dishes may contain egg or dairy. We will clearly mark vegan and vegetarian dishes. Halal and kosher meals will be served separately (and solely in the restaurant area).

The Official WCEU App

All this information (and more) can be found in our mobile app. Yes! For the very first time WCEU has its own official app. The app is a PWA that can be saved to the home screen of your mobile device without you having to visit the App Store/Play Store. It uses far less storage than a native app and is available starting today at https://app.wp-europe.org. We recommend you save to your home screen now or put it in your favorites list as it will have the most up-to-date information of all (unfortunately, there are some errors in the booklet because of last minute changes).

Public transport and mobile cards

Two of the last things to remember – the easiest way to travel within Belgrade is to use a public transport system (buses, trams) or taxis. If you want to get yourself a local, Serbian SIM card (which we strongly recommend) we listed possible options on this page.

Have a question?

Have another question? Before asking it publicly, please check our Practical info page or FAQ page, and if you can’t find the answer there get in touch with us over this contact form. For everything else (including last-minute announcements), you should follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (and don’t forget to use the official app which comes with push notifications, though only on Android for now).

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