How to Organize a JoomlaDay™

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Creating a Joomla!Day requires a combination of good leadership, teamwork, and lots of energy. A successful Joomla!Day isn't measured solely on the number of attendees, but rather the value of the information shared and the new connections made within the local community. This is a simple guide that Joomla!Day organizers can use in creating their own Joomla!Days. Even better, this page should be used by past Joomla!Day organizers to share their knowledge. The more information the better!

Choosing a City

The city where the event shall be should be easy to reach for the targeted audience. Public transportation should be available to the city and to the venue. There should also be enough hotels (check prices!).

Larger cities offer better infrastructure, but mostly the venues are more expensive. Don't forget to check smaller cities with good infrastructure.


  • possibly in the centre of your country / region
  • public transportation (airport, train, bus)
  • Hotels / Hostels
  • available locations for social events
  • price range of available venues

The final decision for the city should be made together with the venue.

Choosing a Venue

Choosing a Date and Time

Choosing the Schedule Structure

Lecture, breakout rooms, and unconference modes.


Breakout Rooms


Choosing Speakers

Finding Fiscal Support and Sponsors

Running an Efficient Give-Away

Building the Right Website

Legal, Organizational, and Fiscal Considerations