Six years ago, I traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada and invited readers to join me in Portland, Oregon, the following summer. The event that began in July 2011 was called the World Domination Summit—a modest name—or simply WDS.
Since then, more than 10,000 people have participated in what became an annual event. This past July marked our five-year anniversary event, and we had an incredible experience with everyone who showed up.
We’ll be doing it again next summer, and you’re invited.
The New Model of WDS
At this year’s WDS, I announced a change for next year. Several thousand people have been part of each of the past few WDS’s, but for 2016, we’re moving back to one of our favorite venues in Portland, the Newmark Theatre.
The Newmark is a beautiful theatre, but it has only 1,000 seats. Moving back there will allow us to recapture some of the intimacy we valued so much in the earlier years of WDS, while continuing to expand the other events throughout the rest of the week to welcome many new friends and activities.
In other words, we’re both growing and shrinking. And we think both will be awesome.
Because of the theatre capacity, the main-stage WDS experience will be limited to 1,000 people to fill those seats. The first 500 were snatched up by attendees during WDS 2015, so now there are 500 still available.
300 main-stage weekend tickets will be available on Wednesday (on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9am PST), and the final 200 will be released in early 2016.
What about everyone else who doesn’t get a main stage ticket? Well, we have a plan for them, too.
While the main-stage immersive weekend experience will be smaller, we’re expanding all the additional programming that happens during the whole week—and there will be an option to purchase a lower-priced ticket for all of those things.
I just wanted you to know exactly what was happening, so that you can plan to join us however you’d like. For the full weekend experience with main stage access: be sure to get a ticket on Wednesday or at the latest during the final sale in early 2016.
If that doesn’t work for you and you’d still like to participate, there will be an option. Stay tuned for that. 🙂