There were a total of 67 WordCamps this year, up from 52 last year, with 34 in the US and 33 outside of the US, serving over 17,000 attendees, with 967 sessions and 877 speakers, all made possible by 498 generous sponsors!
The amount of WordCamp videos published to WordPress.tv this year almost doubled to 445, probably due to the expansion of WordCamp Central’s video camera kit program, which does its best to make sure that every WordCamp has an affordable way to record every session. The program now holds 8 kits in the US, 3 in Canada, and 2 in Europe, so there’s probably a good chance that there’s a kit available for your WordCamp if you need it.
To kickoff 2013, the WordPress Events Contributor Group was launched, and is looking for volunteers for WordPress.tv moderation, materials for event planners, new WordCamp organizer mentorships, making it easier for organizations to sponsor multiple events, improvements to the WordCamp Base theme, and reviewing the current WordCamp guidelines.
WordPress is your blogging platform, and WordCamp is your event, so please feel free to pitch-in if, when, and wherever you can this year!