This is the information page for non–Ukrainian–speaking participants of WordCamp Kyiv.
It will be held September 24 & 25, 2016 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
This will be the first official WordCamp in Ukraine, following three years of successful WordPress conferences under local WP Kitchen name.
We plan to welcome 250 attendees for 2 days of talks.
Will there be talks in English?
Yes! We have four talks in English planned, see schedule (English talk titles).
Where is it?
Main WordCamp location: Incom Business Center, Smolenska St. 31/33, Kyiv, Ukraine.
After Party (September 25, 19:00) location: Pink Freud, Nyzhnii Val St, 19, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Where to stay?
There is a Cosmopolite shopping & entertainment center right next to the venue (Vadyma Hetmana St, 6), which includes two hotels as part of the complex:
Shuliavska metro station is walking distance away, making it ~30 minutes trip to the city center, which has wide selection of hotels and hostels.
Or try Airbnb if you are looking for an apartment.
Citizens of European Union countries, United States, and many other countries do not need visa to visit Ukraine for up to 90 days stay.
Please check current requirements for your country at Ministry of Foreign Affairs site.
International flights typically arrive to the Kyiv Boryspil (KBP) airport.
To get to the city you can use:
- official taxi stand in arrivals hall (don’t use any unofficial drivers approaching you);
- SkyBus bus service, regularly departing right outside of arrivals exit.
The currency is Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH). €1 ~ 28 UAH.
Larger places will accept cards, but having some cash on you is recommended.
There are ATMs at the airport, as well as right at the entry to the venue.
Kyiv Metro (subway) is fast and convenient way to get around the city. Single trip to any destination is 4 UAH.
To order taxi you can use Uklon site/app. You will see price for the trip in advance and can request English–speaking driver. Short trips in the city are usually within 100 UAH.
Uber service was recently enabled in Kyiv, but it can be hard to hail a free car in it.