Last Minute Event Info

last minute event info

We are so excited to see you at WordCamp on Saturday, April 30th! We’ve put together some pre-event logistics-related information for attendees so you’re ready to get the most out of the day’s activities.

Registration and Parking
Registration will be at WESST’s main lobby from 8:30am-9am, with sessions starting at 9.  There will be a sign on the lobby door indicating where to enter.

The address for WESST:
609 Broadway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

WESST has plenty of free parking located directly in front of the building, just off Broadway.

We will have two registration tables for you to check in at. They will be separated as follows: (last name) A-L and M-Z. At the registration table we will give you your swag bag. You do not need to print your ticket. We have a list of registrants at the desk. However, if your ticket is under someone else’s name we’ll need to know that name to verify you purchased a ticket. (For example if your boss purchased tickets with her name and email for her employees, we’ll need that name.)

Please keep your name tag visible throughout the day so we know you belong to our group.

WordCamps are casual. Please dress comfortably. Consider bringing a sweater if you tend to get cold as it can be cool inside.

Wi-Fi and Power
WESST has free wi-fi and connection information will be posted on signs in both session rooms. Note that we’re expecting 100 people so other than speakers we can’t guarantee anything. You may also be able to configure your laptop to tether to your smartphone’s internet connection. We’d appreciate it if you only connected one device at a time to the wi-fi (i.e. laptop OR smartphone).

If you are on the WESST Wi-fi and having issues during a session please get the attention of the room host and we’ll see what we can do. We cannot however help with general computer issues you may experience with your own laptop. There are electric outlets throughout the building. Feel free to use them if your battery isn’t holding up. If you plan on being able to charge devices throughout the day, we recommend bringing along your own power strip to have better access to power outlets.

WESST is a secure facility.  All doors will lock behind you.  If you need to re-enter the building at any time, use the front lobby door (main entrance).  We ask that you don’t prop open any of the doors as alarms will be triggered.

Building Layout and Seating
Both of our session rooms are on the main floor of the building.  The Happiness Bar (which will run during lunch) is located upstairs on the second floor, right at the top of the stairs. An elevator is available. Maps will be posted indicating where the various rooms and restrooms are.

Seating in the sessions will be first come, first served.

What to Bring
Check out our recent post on what to bring with you to WordCamp.

Special Accommodations
If you need special accommodations and have not yet let us know, please email us. We’ll do our best to help out.

Food and Beverages
We will provide lunch and water on Saturday to all registered ticket holders. You are welcome to bring in your own lunch or drinks.  To make sure we keep WESST in its pristine state, we ask that you dispose of all trash in the designated trash receptacles and place all recyclable bottles and cans in the designated recycle bins.

In order to ensure you get as much great information as possible we have minimized breaks and time between sessions. Please be mindful of the session following you and exit the room promptly when your session has ended. There will be room hosts available if you have questions.

At the end of each session you will be provided with an evaluation. It would be very helpful to us if you could fill these out and give them to your room host before you leave. This will help us make next year even better than this year is going to be! We will also send you an email evaluation after the event asking you to give us your impression about the event in its entirety. Your responses are anonymous and greatly appreciated.

Questions During the Event
If you have questions during the event, look for an attendee wearing a “volunteer” or “organizer” badge, and they should be able to help you.

Social Media
For those who wish to tweet or post to other social media during the event, the event hashtag is #WCABQ.

Code of Conduct
WordCamp Albuquerque believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, preferred operating system, programming language, or text editor.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. Please take a look at it before you register.

WordCamp will conclude with an after-party in the atrium, with some light snacks. Please stick around and chat about the day with us.

See you on the 30th!