Press Publish Portland: Saturday Logistics

Press Publish Portland weekend is finally here! Speakers have flown in from all over the country, and everything’s nearly ready for the first-ever blogging conference organized by It’s going to be so fun!

Saturday’s conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in downtown Portland (319 SW Pine Street), on the mezzanine level.

If you choose to park in the Embassy Suites parking garage, all-day parking vouchers can be picked up at the registration desk which will allow you to pay only $7 upon leaving the garage. There is a yellow Hertz sign at the entrance to the parking garage, and a sign with a large E higher up. The parking garage entrance is on 4th, mid-block before Pine.  The venue is also within walking distance of several bus and MAX lines if you’d like to take mass transit.

Registration will open at 8am. You do not need to print out a ticket; just come up to the mezzanine. To your left, you’ll see a sign that says Press Publish Registration (near the Queen Marie room), and that’s where you can sign in to pick up your welcome packet.

Opening remarks are at 8:50, and sessions will begin promptly at 9am. We’ll provide light morning snacks, coffee and tea all day, lunch at 12:30pm, and an afternoon snack around 4pm. When sessions end at 5pm, We’ll continue snack service for a social hour until 6pm so you can chat with your new friends and any of the speakers you wanted to meet.

We’ll have three tracks of amazing sessions for you! Refresh your memory of the schedule here:

Don’t forget to bring in your questions for the WordPress experts in the Happiness Lounge! They’ll be ready and waiting to help you level up your site. We’ll also have lots of great WordPress-branded apparel (for kids and adults!), mugs, phone cases, water bottles, battery packs, and more — all available to purchase via cash or credit card.

If you wish you had a nice-looking Gravatar like other people you’ve seen comment on this blog, tomorrow’s your chance! We’ll have staff photographers available to take a nice picture of you and help you connect it to Gravatar.

Need help? Event staff will be wearing blue Press Publish t-shirts. If you can’t find someone, you can call the phone number in your welcome packet. Press Publish’s code of conduct is here:

For community-building and promotional purposes, there will be photographers and videographers at Press Publish.  By attending the event, you consent to your image and voice being used in resulting photos or videos that may show your participation in Press Publish.

The hashtag for the event is #presspublish, if you would like to post about what an amazing time you’re having. 🙂

See you tomorrow!





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