WordCamp Detroit 2013 Cancelled

It’s Labor Day Weekend, and “summer” is over. Can you believe that the target date for WordCamp Detroit 2013 is only 7 weeks away?

The organizers can’t, either.

It was not an easy decision, but we are canceling WordCamp Detroit 2013.

To be honest, we’re not ready for it. We are committed to providing a high-quality event, for everyone. We want our…

  • Attendees to have a fun, informative, and enjoyable experience;
  • Presenters to have a professional experience where they can shine and be appreciated;
  • Sponsors and volunteers to know they are contributing to and supporting something of value;
  • Organizers to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment (and not kill themselves in the process).

We are not confident in our ability to provide these things in the short time available.

Couldn’t we cut some corners, forgo a few extras, and just have a super-sized Meetup? Maybe. But we won’t do that.

Detroit’s WordPress community, like the larger community as a whole, is built on a foundation of excellence and generosity, and we will not sacrifice that just to say, “Yeah, we kept the streak alive! Detroit had a WordCamp again this year.”

If you already bought a ticket, it will be refunded in full.
If you signed up to sponsor the event, we send our thanks and your money will be refunded.
If you submitted a proposal to present, we send our gratitude and best wishes for the next conference.

We are grateful for you all.

We learned a few things from this attempt. We will let you know when we can do it right and bring you the event you deserve and expect.

We will leave the comment form open for a bit to take your feedback and suggestions for the next attempt.

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Announcing WordCamp Detroit 2013


The planning team has been looking forward to this moment for a while, and we’re proud to share the initial details of WordCamp Detroit 2013. Drum roll, please…

Save the date:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

We will announce more details for tickets, speakers, and the schedule soon.

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