I was directed to this when going through WordPress Foundation financials. It’s a long story but suffice it to say that over at the Post Status slack, Timi Wahalahti pointed me in the right direction.


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If you are into the operations side of what happens at WordCamps, I highly recommend going to WordCamp Central Reports. If you are planning on getting involved with WordCamps, the reports listed are quite illuminative of what’s happened in the past, as well as an indicator of what successful camps have accomplished with regards to sponsorships and ticket sales. It certainly goes without saying that 2020 and 2021 data will not be as meaningful when WordCamps come back as in person events.

I really found WordCamp US 2019 data very illustrative, the tiers are based on estimated retail prices for a specific numbers of sponsors. The actual total is what is reported.

Tier 1Tier 2Tier 3Tier 4TotalActual Total
$300,000$280,000$180,000$100,000$860,000.00$864,175
Sponsorships

There is also a significant amount of revenue generated from ticket sales: $61,350. So for the biggest WordCamp, revenue is $921,350. Impressive!

As was impressed upon me, look and ask. There is tons of information about many things WordPress squirreled away at Make WordPress and WordCamp Central.

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