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Attend WordCamp US 2023: Detailed Guide

Last Updated on August 21st, 2023

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The eagerly awaited conference, which is everything about WordPress, will be held from August 24 through 26, 2023 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland for WordCamp US. It’s the flagship WordPress event in the Western Hemisphere, bringing together people from across the world for the 3-day event, with sessions and workshops, birds of a feather meetups, and much more!

You can gain access to this spectacular WordCamp US 2023 event for a $50 ticket only, which has:

  • Over 40 speaker presentations
  • Over half a dozen workshops
  • Birds of a Feather meetups
  • Morning and afternoon snack & beverage, and Lunch breaks every day
  • The WordFest party
  • A tee shirt and surprise gift
  • And, meet, speak, and network with members of the WordPress community, and over 40 sponsors who offer plugins, themes, hosting, security solutions, and much more!

For those traveling to the USA from overseas to attend WordCamp US 2023, would require Visa letter from their country’s embassy. For that, head over to, https://us.wordcamp.org/2023/visa-letters/, and simply fill-in the form to receive a letter for attaching to your Visa application.

Furthermore, there’s a dedicated channel on the Slack app, #contributor-day. Regardless of purchasing the ticket, you can join the Contributor Day and contribute remotely, even if you can’t make it to the venue in person! To know more about this, check out our blog on contributing to WordCamp US 2023.

On the same lines, WPLift is going to cover the entire event, with Live Tweet updates, from our dedicated WordCamp US page!

More contributions pouring in on Openverse, which is a search engine for openly-licensed media. You can join in, and help create new features and new media types and develop WordPress integrations into Openverse.

If you have purchased the tickets for the event to attend it live, you require a map for hassle-free navigation.  To simplify your task, we are providing a detailed map of the venue.

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For all things related to WordPress, and thereby WordCamp, you head over to WordPress.tv for videos on live coverage of the event as the day progresses! Moreover, you will even find videos such as Guides, How-Tos, and solutions to tough problems faced by many developers on WordPress!

Where To Lodge in?

Since you would be traveling to National Harbor, Maryland, a decent accommodation is the primary requirement before you book your flight tickets, right?

To begin with, WordCamp US 2023 has reserved a discounted block of rooms for WCUS attendees at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (the venue for WCUS 2023). You can go ahead and book it from here.

Nevertheless, if you want to pick something of your own preference, we have shortlisted some of the most revered hotels in the National Harbor as under:

  • Hyatt Place National Harbor
  • The Westin Washington National Harbor
  • Club Wyndham National Harbor
  • AC Hotel National Harbor Washington, DC Area
  • MGM National Harbor
  • Hampton Inn & Suites National Harbor / Alexandria Area
  • Residence Inn by Marriott National Harbor (Washington, DC Area)
  • Hotel AKA Alexandria

Located within a short radius of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, these are a few leading much favored for their services and comfort! You can even consider more options such as BNBs from official National Harbor Maryland website here!

Eating & Traveling!

If you chose to have a bite at your own pace and taste, here are some of the lip-smacking delicacies outlets in National Harbor Maryland:

  • Keren Restaurant
  • El Pollo Rico
  • Italian store
  • Baked and Wired
  • Caphe Banh Mi
  • We the Pizza
  • &pizza – H Street
  • HipCityVeg
  • Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken
  • El Rinconcito Café
  • Nando’s PERi-PERi

That is, to name a few!

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From Washington, DC there are few means of public transit for reaching National Harbor. Reaching the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, is a breeze with several options if you don’t have a car.

The DC Metro is the primary mode of commuting, through the subway from the Metro Center station to King St-Old Town, followed by the bus from King St-Old Town Station + Bus Bay J to St George Blvd + Waterfront St Nh2. This should get you right outside the WordCamp venue!

Another inexpensive option is to take the line 32 bus from Pennsylvania Ave Nw + 13Th St Nw to Southern Ave Station + Bus Bay A 32. Then, hop on to the line 35 bus from Southern Avenue Metrorail Station at Bus Bay L to Stars Entrance Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor Blvd 35. And you’re there!

Another route, is to take the green line metro train to Southern Ave Metrorail Station and transfer to the NH1 bus line. From here, the NH1 bus line pass through the Rivertowne Commons Shopping Center, Oxon Hill Park & Ride/Tanger Outlets, MGM National Harbor, and Downtown National Harbor.

You can even use your SmartTrip card to ride both the metro train and bus, if you have one! When using your card, your fare will be reduced upon entering the bus from the metro train! A taxi would be the fastest and personalized mode of transport, but would be an expensive means too!

That’s All Folks!

Stay tuned for more enchanting updates as we draw closer to WordCamp US 2023!

Note: Some of the images used in the article are released under a Creative Commons license. The original images are available on the Flickr account of WordCamp Europe.

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