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WDS 2016 Begins Next Week in Portland (And You Can Still Join In!)

Link: Join Us in Portland for WDS Connect!

If you’ve been following along for a while, you’re probably familiar with WDS, also known as the modestly titled World Domination Summit. For the past five years, I have been fortunate to produce this awesome summer gathering with the help of a small-but-mighty team in Portland, Oregon, with thousands of interesting people in attendance from all over the world.

Last year we celebrated our five-year anniversary and decided to try something new for 2016. Over the years we’ve learned that two big reasons people come to WDS are to meet people with shared interests and experience some of what the great city of Portland has to offer. Since we can only hold a limited number of people in the main theatre during the big weekend, we’ve come up with something new: WDS Connect.

WDS Connect is a new ticket type in which friends and family can still take part in WDS. If you or someone you know thinks that they should be at WDS and didn’t get a main-stage (360) ticket, they can now join in for part of the excitement by registering for Connect.

Connect tickets include access to the following events:


Dig deep into your favorite topics with these half-day workshops, led by experts from the WDS community. From travel hacking to tarot reading to creating an online business, Academies are a great way to launch yourself into new adventures. One free Academy is included for each Connect ticketholder. Additional academy tickets are purchased separately (and discount pricing is available for Connect ticket holders).

Spark Sessions

Get ignited as these facilitated meetup sessions offer thought-provoking talks and hands-on strategizing. Like our whole Connect experience, Spark Sessions are new to WDS this year, and we’re excited about offering more talks and workshops outside of the main stage event. After you register, you can see the details for each session in your schedule.

Your Choice of 100+ Meetups (or create your own!)

These meetups are brought to you by WDSer’s for WDS’ers and are taking place all over the city. A great cup of coffee, a tasty microbrew, a stunning view of the river—you can get a taste of Portland while you connect with your community based on your own interests and passions.

An Epic Closing Party

If you’ve never experienced a WDS Closing Party, get a ticket and find out what they’re really like for yourself. Each year we close out WDS with an epic dance party; join us this year and make some memories of your own!

Best of all, a lot of awesome people.

Ever since we started WDS six (6!) years ago, the best part of the experience has been everyone who’s there. Even if you’re an introvert like me, you will make new friends for life. If you’ve never been before, this new, low-cost ticket option can give you a great preview of what it’s all about.

Deadline: Ticket sales end on Thursday, August 11th at 6pm PST or when we reach capacity.

WDS 360 (formerly known as “main stage”) always sells out, but now there’s a way for you to join even at the last minute. See you there?

Link: Join Us in Portland for WDS Connect!


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