Hello WPCampus attendee! The WPCampus community cannot wait to meet you in Buffalo and learn more about you, your institution, and how you use WordPress. This page will be a great place for the planning team to post and share important information just for our attendees so be sure to check back often. See you in Buffalo!

Follow @wpcampusorg and use our hashtag, #WPCampus, to share and follow along with the event.

The Venue: Canisius College Science Hall

Canisius College Science Hall is located at 1901 Main St, Buffalo, New York. Free parking is available on campus. The Science Hall Parking Deck ramp will be closed but all of the lots will be available. The Delavan/Canisius College metro station is also just around the corner.

The Conference Map

Check out the conference map to help you find your way around town for all of the conference events. The map also highlights area dining, attractions, and transportation.

Share Your Experience

The official hashtag for the event is #WPCampus. Help us gather photos of the event by posting your event photos in our WPCampus 2017 Google Photos album. And don’t forget say you’re going through our Facebook event.

Social Gatherings

What’s the fun of attending so many awesome sessions if you can’t hang out with the other attendees and talk about and expand on what you learned? We look forward to getting to know you so we hope you’ll be able to join us for a few social and networking events.

Thursday Night

If you’re in town, and looking for something to do, we hope you’ll join us at Lagerhaus 95 for the WPCampus welcome party from 7-10 p.m. We’ll buy everyone a drink and provide light hor d’oeuvres.

View the menu for the venue.

Friday Night

There is no organized social event for Friday so we hope, after Friday’s sessions end, you’ll enjoy dinner with some new friends and explore the city.

We’ve listed some of our favorite area restaurants and attractions
on the conference map if you’d like some recommendations.

Saturday Night

We have one amazing word for you: KARAOKE! After the day’s sessions, we’re looking forward to grabbing dinner with more friends and then heading down to The Expo to sing our favorite Bon Jovi songs. Hope you can join us for some fun-filled karaoke before the curtain falls on a great weekend. If karaoke isn’t your thing, The Expo also has a barcade! We’ll get started at 7 p.m. and go until we’ve sung our hearts out.

We’ll buy everyone a drink and provide light hor d’oeuvres. The venue has food vendors that will serve dinner until 8 p.m.

Spot your go-to song in the list of karaoke songs?

Things To Do In Buffalo

We’ve asked some of our favorite Buffalo locals to share their recommended restaurants, coffee spots, and attractions and created a map to share this wealth of info with you. We want to make sure you have an amazing trip. Please let us know if you have any questions, needs, or requests about items on the map.

Hotels and Transportation

If you need to book a hotel room, check out our hotels page. We also recommend you check out the other location pages to learn more about the area and transportation.

Ridesharing, featuring Uber, Lyft and possibly others, is expected to start service in Buffalo on June 29.
The Delavan/Canisius College metro station is also just around the corner.

Conference Check-In

You will need to check-in to receive your conference ID badge. Your badge is your golden ticket of admission to all the fun! Check-in is on Friday, July 14 from 8-9 a.m.

Your ID badge must be worn at all sessions and conference events.


Free parking will be provided on campus. The Science Hall Parking Deck ramp will be closed (corner of Delavan and Jefferson Avenues) but all of the lots will be available.

Science Hall and metro station are located south/southwest of intersection of Main and Jefferson Avenues. The parking deck will be closed but all lots are available.


We’ll provide lunch on Friday and Saturday with coffee and snacks throughout the day. Light hor d’oeuvres will be served at the social event Thursday and Saturday evening.

We’ve listed some of our favorite area restaurants and attractions
on the conference map if you’d like some recommendations.

The Weather Forecast

It doesn’t get too warm in Buffalo in the summer. The average high for mid-July is the low 80s with the low in the 60s. Chances of rain look pretty good so you might want to bring an umbrella or rain coat.


  • Dress at the conference is business casual — with a strong emphasis on the “casual.” Jeans and T-shirts will be just fine.
  • Session rooms may be chilly, so you may want to bring a sweater or dress in layers.

Lend A Hand?

WPCampus is a community event and we welcome anyone who’s able to lend a hand. Please let us know if you’d like to help out at the event. We’d really appreciate it.

If you’re going to be around Thursday afternoon, we’ll be stuffing swag bags and hanging out at the venue, Canisius College Science Hall, starting at 2 p.m. Our phone number is on the contact page if you need to reach someone for more information.

Code of Conduct

WPCampus seeks to provide a friendly, safe environment in which all participants can engage in productive dialogue, sharing and, learning with each other in an atmosphere of mutual respect. All participants are required to adhere to our code of conduct, which applies to all community interaction and events.

If you are being harassed or have any other concerns, please locate a conference organizer or volunteer. If preferable, you can submit a report online, which allows for anonymity. Visit our Code of Conduct page for more information.

What institutions are represented?

  • Adams State University
  • Allegheny College
  • Amherst College
  • Boston University
  • Canisius College
  • Central College
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • City University of New York
  • Cornell University
  • D’Youville College
  • Daemen College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dawson College
  • East Carolina University
  • Empire State College
  • Finger Lakes Community College
  • Francis Marion University
  • Genesee Community College
  • Harvard University
  • Henderson State University
  • Kalamazoo College
  • Lafayette College
  • Lansing Community College
  • Lewis & Clark College
  • Missouri State University
  • Monroe Community College
  • NC State University
  • New York University
  • Niagara College Canada
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Prince George’s Community College
  • Princeton University
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Sheridan College
  • St. John Fisher College
  • St. Olaf College
  • Stanford Law School
  • State of New York University at Geneseo
  • University of Alabama
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Maine
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • UT Health San Antonio
  • UW-Milwaukee
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington State University
  • Washington University in St Louis
  • Western New Mexico University
  • Wheaton College
  • Williams College

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact the WPCampus planning committee.

Sessions were recorded and have been uploaded. View the schedule or visit our main videos page to view the videos.


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