Welcome to WordFest Live

At WordFest Live we come together as a community to celebrate WordPress and help improve our mental health and wellbeing by connecting and accessing resources for all of us, and have a good time doing it!

We've set out details on what to expect as an attendee, to try and support your experience in the best way possible. Please pay close attention to time zones and when things start so that you can have your best WordFest Live yet.

We’ve tried to make time zones easier to manage on both the home page and in the schedule. All times are UTC, and we’ve tried to include local times where we can.

Now, knowing you’re as excited to get underway as we are, let’s talk about registration!!

Getting into the Event

Early Registration

Once you register for your free ticket, you’re invited to start your WordFest Live fun early by joining the Big Orange Heart Slack community. Additional information on how to access the event will be emailed to you shortly before the start.

Remember, the 12:00 am start on March 4, 2022, is UTCIt will likely be different for you in your time zone. For instance, in the Eastern time zone of the US, the event actually kicks off at 8:00 pm Thursday. Check the schedule to stay on top of this.

Day Of Registration

Because sessions will be available to view after the event, registration will stay open for the full 24 hours. If you register at this time, you will automatically be given access to join the event.

Donations at Registration

WordFest Live is a 100% volunteer-run, fundraising event for Big Orange Heart, a registered charity committed to improving the mental health and well being of remote workers.

Let’s pause for a minute so I can make this clear: tickets are FREE. However, your optional donation, as well as funds raised from sponsorship, goes toward growing our four support hubs which then allows Big Orange Heart to continue its global mission to create resources that help remote workers manage the challenges they face.

Micro sponsorships

Micro sponsorships are open to individuals or businesses who would benefit from global visibility or want to give in a bigger way. For a minimum donation, your logo will appear on the WordFest Live sponsor page, showing your support of building a healthy, global remote work community.

Per Session Thank Yous

This WordFest Live we wanted to offer attendees the opportunity to show their appreciation of a specific session. While watching a session, you can decide at any point to add a Thank You that will display directly under the live chat and remain with the session even after the event is done.

To do this, simply click where it says “Your Logo Here” below the chatbox and a form will pop up.