Officially announced today on the WordPress blog, the events calendar has been updated to include dates for Matt Mullenweg’s visit to Australia and New Zealand.

Matt is touring this side of the world to help spread the WordPress brand and interact with the established communities here that support the open source CMS.

We’ve been on the DL for the past several weeks not being able to say anything until the official release.

This is a great opportunity for all of us here in Australia and New Zealand to hear directly from the top, Matts vision of where WordPress is at, where it is going and of course to ask him some of your questions.

Branded as “A Conversation With Matt Mullenweg”, as the name suggests, this is an interactive session, not just a keynote or a lecture.

We’re really excited to have Matt here in Australia and especially Sydney for these one day events and I’m sure you’ll all want to jump in and attend.

Registrations for the event are limited and will be available through Eventbrite (see links below).

You can check the WordPress events calendar for all of the dates world wide but here are the Australian and New Zealand dates announced thus far.

Melbourne: Thursday, June 12th at 7pm

Venue: Electron Workshop
Capacity: 80  (there may also be a live stream of this event available for those who can’t attend)
Register: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-conversation-with-matt-mullenweg-tickets-11582869675
Info: Melbourne WordPress User Group

Sydney: Monday, June 16th at 6:30pm

Venue: Australian Technology Park, Meeting Room 6A
Capacity: 180
Register: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-conversation-with-matt-mullenweg-tickets-11583583811
Info: WordPress Sydney Meetup

Wellington: Tuesday, June 17th at 7pm

Venue: Ray Freedman Arts Centre at EGGS
Capacity: 250
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-conversation-with-matt-mullenweg-tickets-11675865829
Info: Auckland WordPress User Group

Please note: these events are organised through Automattic and the WordPress Foundation, not Lime Canvas.  We are purely communicating the good news.

Meetups

Lime Canvas helps organise local WordPress meetup groups in Sydney and Dublin.  Come along and say “hi”.