Attending WordCamp Kent? Get Your After Party Info Here!

All WordCamp Kent attendees are invited to the WCKENT After Party Saturday at 6PM.

Kent Lanes – 11th Frame
1524 S Water St.
Kent, OH 44240
(330) 673-1448

Your WordCamp Kent Badge gets you free access to bowling, cornhole, drink tickets, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, and heavy appetizers!

So don’t miss out on this great opportunity to have some fun and hang out with your fellow WordCampers, speakers, organizers and volunteers this Saturday night.

Kent Lanes has plenty of free parking and we’ve reserved the bar and patio areas for our event.

When you pass through the first set of doors, just take a quick left to get this party started!

See you then and don’t forget to bring your WordCamp Kent Badge for entry.

Eats You Can Walk To With Your Feets


WordCamp Kent  is truly a national event, drawing people from distant lands like Southern California and Texas.  Some are even coming from as far away as Pittsburgh and Michigan.  Whether you’re coming from near or far, we want to make sure you find a great place to eat lunch on Saturday.  To that end, here’s a rundown of some great local institutions that are a quick walk from our venue.


Ray’s Place

      • American/Bar/Pub Food
      • 4.5/5 rating on 182 reviews
      • 0. 2 Miles, 4 minutes walking
      • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


Franklin Square Deli

      • Classic Deli Sandwich Shop
      • 4.5/5 rating on 46 reviews
      • 0.2 Miles, 3 minutes walking

Wild Goats Cafe in Kent, Ohio

Wild Goats Café

      • Breakfast and Lunch
      • 4/5 rating on 62 reviews
      • 0.4 Miles, 7 minutes walking
      • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


Taco Tanto’s

      • Mexican / Mexican Fusion
      • 4.5/5 rating on 39 reviews
      • 0. 2 Miles, 4 minutes walking

Photo by Jacob Byk

Bar 145

        • Upscale Pub Food
        • 3.5/5 rating on 109 reviews
        • 394 feet from venue



  • Modern Italian Cuisine
  • 4/5 rating on 52 reviews
  • 13 feet from the venue
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


Twisted Meltz

  • Gourmet grilled cheese and craft beer
  • 4.5/5 rating on 28 reviews
  • 0. 1 Miles, 2 minutes walking


Swenson’s (Special Mention)

      • 2.4 Miles, 6 minutes by car
      • Classic Drive-Up Burger Joint
      • LeBron’s hometown favorite and an Akron tradition since 1926.
      • A Galley Boy, Potato Teasers and a Peanut Butter milkshake will make your trip.
      • 4.5/5 rating on 97 reviews
      • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

YOLANDA LI | DAILY KENT STATER Mike's Place restaurant.

Mike’s Place (Special Mention)

      • Very unique décor, from the X-Wing out front to the different themed rooms you can dine in.
      • Gigantic, inventive menu spanning most types of food- they sell them as collectibles.
      • 4/5 rating on 212 reviews
      • 1.4 miles, 5 minutes by car
      • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence


Lastly, if you’re looking for something a bit more nation-wide, we have a few great chains just around the corner.

Silver Level Sponsor Spotlight: A2 Hosting

A big thank you to A2 Hosting for joining us as a Silver Level sponsor.

More About Our Sponsor:
Since 2003, A2 Hosting has specialized in linux-based, developer-friendly hosting, and now offers Windows hosting as well. We cater to the WordPress community by offering robust servers and hosting accounts at an affordable cost. We back up our hosting with 24/7 support available by phone, ticket, or live chat.

A2 is active in the WordPress community – we dedicate a percentage of our development time to WordPress as part of the Five for the Future initiative, and we are active in many WordCamps.

Thank you to the A2 Hosting team. WordCamp Kent wouldn’t be possible without you!

Venue, Parking, Registration, & More…

Hard to believe WordCamp Kent is just over a week away, Saturday, June 24th!

Make sure to purchase your ticket soon!

In order to ensure your weekend goes as smooth as possible, we’re sharing all the nitty gritty details before you get there…

Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center
215 South Depeyster Street
Kent, Ohio 44240
Phone: 855-353-4031 or 330-346-0100

Enter the venue from the front (Main Entrance) or rear of the building. WordCamp sessions will be located on the first floor in the rear Conference Center rooms.

For more info on our venue, or to reserve a last minute room, check out our previous post.

We recommend parking at the Kent Central Gateway Parking Deck located across from the hotel & conference center on South Depeyster Street

$10 Total – for Registered Hotel Guests
(in-and-out privileges all weekend)
$5 per/day  – for Non-Registered Guests  (no in-and-out privileges)

Click here for additional parking locations & details.

Saturday 8AM & Sunday at 8:15 AM

Registration tables will be located on the first floor. Head through the entrance to the conference area and registration will be right past the doors.
(We’ll have signs to guide you!)

Breakfast: Bagels, cream cheese and muffins
Lunch Saturday 11:45 AM: Stretch your legs and visit one of the nearby restaurants in downtown Kent , or check out our latest post detailing some of the great  Eats You Can Walk To With Your Feets.
 Lunch Sunday at Noon: Taco bar at the venue

Coffee, tea, and Coke products will be available throughout the weekend!

Silver Level Sponsor Spotlight: GoDaddy

A big thank you to GoDaddy for joining us as an Silver Level sponsor

More About Our Sponsor:
GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 12 million customers worldwide and 57 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business.

Thank you to the GoDaddy team. WordCamp Kent wouldn’t be possible without you!