I'm lobbying management to let me bring more staff to next year's NTC, and a big selling point is WordPress Day. I don't see it on the posted agenda. Will there be a WP Day? Thanks.
WordPress Day was a big draw for me too, because I travel from Europe. Having pre-conference events helped me justify the expenditure.
As I understand it, instead of pre-conference events there will be "tool-specific 20 minute how-to sessions and Q&A-type activities in the Wardman's big balcony spaces above the plenary room." (I'm quoting part of what Bethany Lister said on Slack) and that there will be an official announcement about that soon.
We hear more, we'll let you know.
I'm sure we will be setting up a Birds of a Feather table to talk WordPress. We could arrange an informal get together outside of the usual schedule. Maybe a WordPress vs Drupal dodgeball grudge match at the Geek Games.
Thanks for the update Andrea.
Given the circumstances, that's a good compromise.
In 2018, maybe carry on the salons idea, but as a pre-con day. Let people wander from one to another, instead of sticking to their own silo. Just a thought.