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Welcome to the planning page for future IndieWebCamps!

The IndieWebCamp community is planning numerous upcoming events, including future IndieWebCamps, regular Homebrew Website Club meetups, talks, and other proposals — if you'd like to help, please contribute to this page.

See each individual IndieWebCamp's home page (typically /Year/City ) for planning specific to that camp.

Want to learn what it takes to plan and organize an IndieWebCamp? See:

Planned

The following IndieWebCamps are planned! Go sign up!

Save Dates

The following IndieWebCamps have a confirmed date and venue, start planning travel!

One Preferred Or Workable Date

The following IndieWebCamp(s) being planned have only one preferred or workable date, as proposed. Save the dates in your calendar. We cannot confirm these dates at this time though, so wait on booking any travel!

Planning

The following IndieWebCamps are currently being planned and need help figuring out a date - help co-organize!

Clustered first by co-organizers that are regularly active in the community (e.g. in IRC), and then ordered roughly by known date if any, then expected/likely dates (in order to see what else there may be planned nearby or elsewhere)

2019

Let's plan more 2019 IndieWebCamps!

If you live in one of the cities / states / countries below and are interested, add your name!

If you know of a suitable venue for hosting, add that as a possibility.

If you have a particular month of the year to recommend, add that!

Please offer your opinion/preference with a nested list item and +1/0/-1 signed!

General planning date notes:

  • December is tough due to holidays and lots of other events. Exception: a one day IWC e.g. 2015/SF.
  • November first half is the likely last chance to plan an IWC for the year.

Sorted roughly by how "real" a particular potential IWC is looking for a city based on a few fuzzy criteria:

  • likely/confirmed co-organizers (2+ required, preferably at least 1 experienced successful organizer, preferably 3-4 total)
  • likely/confirmed venue
  • likely/confirmed dates

Nearby 2019 Events

To keep in mind while planning


San Francisco

Venue: Maybe Mozilla SF, would consider other venues, especially for size

IndieWebCamp SF!

Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating!

Then add possible months/dates and your +1/0/-1 and name to the possible dates:

Possible months:

  • ...

Possible dates (all Saturday & Sunday)

  • 2019-08-24…25
  • ... lots of conflicts already in September and October ...
  • 2019-11-23…24
    • -0 Tantek Çelik — could make, or might be flying back from IETF
    • ...
  • 2019-12-07…08
    • +1 Tantek Çelik — no conflicts, yet starting to get into holiday season, yet, right before AEA SF!
    • ...
  • 2019-12-14…15
    • -0 Tantek Çelik — no conflicts, yet definitely into holiday season
    • ...
  • other dates?

Nearby events:


Previously: 2018/SF, 2015/SF


Accra

Venue:

  • Madina Institute of Science and Technology

Organizers:

Interested:

Possible Date

  • November
    • 2-3
    • 9-10
    • 16-17

December

2020

Summit

Main article: 2020/Planning

Planning dates and venue for IndieWebSummit 2020 in Portland!

10th IndieWebSummit!

Venue confirmed:

  • Mozilla PDX (booked for 2020-06-27…28, and small room for 2020-06-26 Friday Organizers Summit)
  • ...

Dates (2020 June), considered (Th)FSa and (F)SaSu variants, (parens) for Organizers / pre-party / social

Adjacent events (avoid conflicts)

  • 2020-06-08…12 Identiverse.com in Denver, Colorado
  • 2020-06-15…20 Mozilla All Hands in Toronto
  • 2020-06-27…28 The current dates for IWS 2020 conflict with Pride in Seattle, and San Francisco
  • ...


Los Angeles

IndieWebCamp LA!

Venue

  • Chris Aldrich is looking into UCLA
  • Yahoo! has previously expressed interest in hosting on their campus in West LA/Culver City
  • DreamHost may be interested in hosting. Ask Jonathan LaCour.

Who is interested in helping co-organize?

Interested in participating:

Possible dates:

Nearby events:

  •  ???

Previously: 2016/LA


Austin

Main article: 2020/Austin

Time adjacent events:

  • 2020-01-27…31 Mozilla All Hands in Berlin (expected travel day 2020-02-01)
  • 2020-02-14 Valentine’s day holiday (Friday)
  • 2020-02-17 President’s day US holiday (Monday)

Dusseldorf

  • placeholder for IWC Düsseldorf 2020!

Organizers:

  • ...

Possible Dates:

Adjacent events:

  • 2020-04-27…28 Beyond Tellerand Düsseldorf — tickets on sale 2019-09-30 10:00+02:00

Berlin

  • placeholder for IWC Berlin 2020!

Organizers:

  • ...

Possible Dates:

Adjacent events:

  • 2020-09-08…09 Beyond Tellerand Berlin — Tickets: 2020-02-03 10:00+01:00
  • ...

Munich

  • placeholder for IWC Munich 2020!

Organizers:

  • ...

Possible Dates:

Adjacent events:

  • 2020-11-02…03 Beyond Tellerand Münich — Tickets: 2020-04-01 10:00+02:00
  • ...

Utrecht

  • placeholder for IWC Utrecht 2020!

Brighton

This is a placeholder for IWC Brighton 2020 planning or brainstorming:

Venue: 68 Middle st. is a good start

Can help co-organize:

Possible/preferred months: October?

Possible dates:

Nearby events: (or adjacent in time for planning purposes)

  • 2020-?? possibly MozFest?
  • ...

Interested in participating!

Previously: 2019/Brighton



New Locations

Sorted roughly by number and availability of co-organizers, then dates.


Denver

Possible venues:

  • Name.com offices — need to confirm with name.com folks from 2019, can't do 2019, but maybe 2020
  • @thinkstudio at UC Denver ( Greg McVerry has a willing contact)
  • ...

Organizers

  • maybe Tantek Çelik (especially if I can draft Aaron Parecki to help co-organize)
  • need to confirm name.com folks from 2019 can be local co-organizers

Volunteers

Interested in co-organizing

Interested in Attending

Possible Dates (Saturday & Sunday)

  • 2019-11-02…03
    • -1 Tantek Çelik now has a conflict
    • +1 Aaron Parecki per meta chat
    • -1 Name.com folks per email can't make 2019 happen, could do 2020
    • ...
  • 2019-11-09…10
    • +1 Tantek Çelik can make these dates for Denver
    • -1 Name.com folks per email can't make 2019 happen, could do 2020
    • ...
  • 2019-11-16…17
    • -1 Tantek Çelik has conflict: TNFECS 50k
    • -1 Name.com folks per email can't make 2019 happen, could do 2020
    • ...
  • 2019-11-23…24
    • -1 Tantek Çelik now has a conflict. IWC Berlin2 is now planned this weekend.
    • -1 Name.com folks per email can't make 2019 happen, could do 2020
    • ...

Adjacent events/conflicts:


San Diego

The First Ever IndieWebCamp San Diego!

Venue: ???

Organized by:

Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating!

Possible dates:

  • ...

Other events:

  • ...



Seattle

IWC:Sea

Venue: ???

Co-organized by:

Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating!

Possible dates:

  • Adjacent to SeaGL maybe? When are the dates this year?
  • ...

Other events:

  • ...



Washington DC

IndieWebCamp DC (would be the first!)

Dates: TBD

Venue: TBD

Can help co-organize:


Previous people that offered to co-organize:


Interested in participating!


Related nearby conferences:

  • ...

Possible venues?

  • School of Advanced International Studies (suggested in the past by Chris Aldrich, will need to determine if this is still an option.
  • Greg McVerry has some connections with potential venues


Possible dates:

  • ...



Florida

IndieWebCamp Florida!

Venue: ???

Can help co-organize:

  • Michael Bishop Tampa resident, willing to help plan a Central FL IWC if someone in Orlando area could help secure location.
  • Daniel Moch Orlando resident, can start scouting locations as soon as there's consensus on a date.
  • Add yourself here… (see this for more details)

Interested in participating!

  • Hector Iribarne
    • southeast Florida[1]
  • David Shanske
    • Miami - {gwg} would be interested in attending as interest was expressed.
  • Tantek Çelik definitely interested in returning to Orlando
  • Tyler Gillies I go annually to Orlando [January], would be cool to have one there.
  • David G. Johnson I live in Southwest Florida (Sarasota) but Tampa, Orlando or Miami are within easy driving distance. Planning to be in Miami in late Feb for WordCamp.
  • Shane Becker I'm interested in a Florida IWC, especially one where I can swim in the ocean or gulf easily.
  • ...

Possible dates:



Providence
Main article: Providence

Venue: ??? I have connections at URI

Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating!

IndieWeb meetup Interested


Malmö

Venue: ???

Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating:

Maybe align with a different event? Malmöfestivalen / The Conference?

Needs interested participants and possible dates! Would also be helpful with some additional core contributors attending, to ensure enough content at event.

Would be great to set a date 4-6 months in advance, to ensure time to plan a proper event.



Barcelona

Venue: Makers of Barcelona

Organized by: Mark Hendrickson

Interested in participating:

Possible dates: ?


Toronto

Venue:

Organized by: ???

Interested in participating:

Vienna

Venue: Possibly TU Wien

Organized by: Rosemary Orchard

Interested in participating:

Possible dates: August 16/17 2019 (Fr-Sa)


Manchester UK

IndieWebCamp Manchester

Venue: The Shed? (Part of MMU) Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating!


Other New Locations

More new possibilities:

Reactivate Past Locations

MIT

Venue: likely can get W3C to host at MIT

Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating!

Possible/preferred months: September?

Possible dates?

Previously: 2016/MIT


Edinburgh

IndieWebCamp Edinburgh

Venue: ???

Can help co-organize:

Interested in participating!

Previously: 2015/Edinburgh

2021

Summit

Planning dates and venue for IndieWebSummit 2021 in Portland!

11th IndieWebSummit! Venue possibilities

  • Mozilla PDX

Dates (2021 June), (F)SaSu, (parens) for Organizers / pre-party / social

  • 2021-06-19…20 Saturday & Sunday
    • +1 Tantek Çelik can also make it to an Organizers Summit on 2021-06-18 Friday or 2021-06-21 Monday. Requires finalizing lots of details by 2021-06-04 Friday before Mozilla All Hands in Vancouver and would likely travel direct from Vancouver to Portland sometimes 2021-06-12…15.
    • Add yourself here… (see this for more details)
  • 2021-06-26…27 Saturday & Sunday

Adjacent events (avoid conflicts)

  • 2021-06-07…12 Mozilla All Hands in Vancouver
  • 2021-06-14…18 Identiverse.com (unknown city, check their FAQ When is the next…)
  • 2021-06-26…27 Pride weekend in several cities "last weekend of June to cap off the month and to coincide with the anniversary of the Stonewall riots" per fluffy. Likely Seattle and San Francisco (extrapolating from past years)
  • ...

Potential Cities

The following are twinkles in co-organizer's eyes - help find a venue and/or narrow to a date range!

  • Seattle - would be great to host something like this in 2019, maybe co-sponsor with co-working space/venue
  • ...

Other possible cities - no specific plans or dates - just expressions of interest (which is fine too!). Feel free to add your city and sign it, indicating how you can help make it happen.

Help Out

Want to help out with one of those? Say something in IRC and add yourself to the page.

David Shanske is willing to help out with an Indiewebcamp, providing support and planning to the extent possible. This would include some volunteering. Depends on what is needed and when and is willing to try to work with anyone who needs help in the Northeastern United States, and possibly farther afield if sufficient notice.

Organize

Want to organize a 2019 IndieWebCamp in your town and don't see it above?

Start with:

  1. Find at least one committed co-organizer. This is the most important step.
  2. Add a link above to [[2019/YourCity]]
  3. Click it and create the new page, and continue with the steps listed in:

Homebrew Website Club

Having trouble finding a co-organizer for your city or unsure how to organize an IndieWebCamp by yourself?

Start a Homebrew Website Club chapter in your city to gather interested individuals and gauge interest in a full weekend IndieWebCamp!

FAQ

Creator camp not a hackathon

Q: Is IndieWebCamp a hackathon?

A: IndieWebCamps are creator camps focused on helping everyone develop, grow, and advance their personal indieweb presence.

The term "hackathon" has become to mean some sort of short term event where a group of people come up with a typically new project to develop just for the sake of the hackathon, often in a competitive environment, and often for prizes donated by one or more sponsors.

IndieWebCamp resembles that only in the aspect of group collaboration.

  • IndieWebCamp encourages you to work on and improve your existing personal site, not just a new site (unless you need a new site!)
  • IndieWebCamp encourages you to work on your personal site in a way that encourages longevity and your personal use beyond the camp itself.
  • IndieWebCamp focuses on collaboration instead of competition. There are all sorts of different experts at IndieWebCamp and we do our best to both ask questions of each other and help each other!
  • The prize(s) you win at IndieWebCamp are your own improved personal website, hopefully with new features you can then use day-to-day after the camp has completed!

As we do "hack" on stuff (our own websites), IndieWebCamps do have a "hack day" component of it, but certainly not "hackathon" in the commonly understood "corporate hackathon" sense.

Past Planning Notes

Past planning notes can be found on each event's planning page, e.g.

To archive planning notes from this page:

  1. Add the event to IndieWebCamps if it isn't there already
  2. Add the event sub-page "Planning" if it doesn't exist yet, e.g. 2017/Planning
  3. Add a section == Initial Planning == to the event's Planning page
  4. Add a note in the new section "This is an archive of the initial planning for [event name], originally found here."
  5. Link the text "originally found here" to the latest, specific revision of this page where the notes last appeared.
  6. Copy/paste the latest planning notes from this page
  7. Remove the now-archived planning notes from this page.

Vlissingen

Previously: 2019/Vlissingen/Planning

Amsterdam

2019/Amsterdam is planned and ticketing is open! Go sign-up!

Oxford

Is planned and open for sign-ups! See:

NYC

Is planned with confirmed dates and venue. See:

Planning archived to: 2019/NYC/Planning

Brighton

Is planned and open for sign-ups! See:

Berlin2

Is planned with confirmed dates and venue. See:

Planning archived to: 2019/Berlin2/Planning

See Also

IndieWebCamps
2020 10th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)More being planned for 2020!
2019 AustinOnlineNew HavenBerlinDüsseldorfUtrecht9th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)AmsterdamOxfordNYCBrightonBerlin2
More being planned: SF
2018 BaltimoreDüsseldorf8th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)SFOxfordNYCNürnbergBerlin
2017 BellinghamDüsseldorfNürnberg7th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)IstanbulNYCBerlinAustin
2016 NYCMITNürnbergDüsseldorf6th IndieWeb Summit (Portland)NYC2BrightonLA (Santa Monica)BerlinMIT2
2015 Cambridge MAGermany (Düsseldorf)Portland&Brighton (5th Summit) • EdinburghMITSF
2014 SFNYCPortland/NYC/Berlin (4th Summit)UK (Brighton)Cambridge MAOnline
2013 Portland (3rd Summit)UK (Brighton)Hollywood
2012 Portland (2nd Summit)UK (Brighton)
2011 Portland (Summit)