35+ Best WordPress Themes for Events, Conferences and Exhibitions (2018)

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Conferences and events are a wonderful networking opportunity for your business, and a website that beautifully presents all the necessary event-related information in one place is likely to persuade more participants to sign up. Basic information can, of course, be included simply within regular pages in your regular website, but it’s often a good idea to also have a separate, custom designed event-based website to keep focus on the event itself.

Below, we’ve assembled a list of some of the best themes on the market to help you get started; themes that can be used for events, conferences, exhibitions, meet-ups, conventions, trade shows, seminars and more.

Features to note include the ability to showcase both your upcoming and past events, display photos, add schedules, promote your speakers, and include contact/registration forms.

In no particular order…

Conference Pro

Conference Pro WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Add Facebook Event Id and display RSVPs and photos of attendees.
  • One click photo, ticket and event info import from Facebook / Eventbrite.
  • Flexible drag and drop Event Composer that allows you to use pre-sets.
  • Selling tickets is easy with WooCommerce, Event Espresso and Gravity Forms integration.
  • Support for Eventbrite, etouches, Xing events, TicketTailor.
  • Countdown manager, Fudge solution to manage speakers, sessions, sponsors and tickets.
  • Easily upload speakers, sessions, and more from a convenient spreadsheet.
  • Display points of interest in a dynamic map.

The Keynote

The Keynote WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Designed specially for conference and events.
  • Speaker post type, program post type, event schedule included.
  • Built-in PayPal payment system for selling tickets.
  • Insert specific url for each ticket if you’re using third party agent for managing tickets.
  • Time counter.

TheEvent

TheEvent WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Price tables and booking form with PayPal integration.
  • 5 premium sliders included – Revolution Slider, Master Slider, FLEX Slider, Nivo SLider, BX Slider.
  • 12 custom widgets and shortcode generator.
  • Events can be displayed in multiple layouts, display conference schedules in 3 different styles.
  • Font Awesome icons and Countdown timer included.

im Event

im Event WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Light and dark version, full width and boxed versions.
  • Registration and contact form included, and Google map integrated.
  • Countdown option slider.
  • Multiple payment options including PayPal.
  • Email confirmation of registration and export registrations to CSV file.

Eventum

Eventum WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • 5 homepage variations, ready for event website.
  • Option for boxed layout with custom background.
  • Speakers listing and management, Event schedules and management, sponsors list and management.
  • Countdown timer, Visual Composer add-ons included.

Event

Event WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Powered with the Themify framework.
  • 3 custom post types – event, gallery and video posts.
  • Post includes easy date and time picker for events.
  • Map to direct to venue and link for purchasing tickets included.

Eventica

Eventica WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Built-in events slider.
  • Event Calendar ready.
  • Sell tickets with WooCommerce.
  • 3 demos using standard features and additional extensions.

Clubber

Clubber WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Suitable for managing events of music bands.
  • Each event has its own map and a link to buy tickets.
  • Dark and light styles available.

Spectra

Spectra WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Can use many elements like titles, images, videos and maps in header in each page and post.
  • Event countdown and Event Table included, Google maps integration.
  • Can display recurring and multi-day events.
  • Events automatically shift from future to past after they are over.
  • Custom post types and custom widget for events.

Meeting

Meeting WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Event countdown and Tickera plugin integration.
  • Visual Composer and Revolution Slider included.
  • Google map integration.
  • Subscription form included.

IgnitionConf

IgnitionConf WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • One page layout.
  • Speakers and sponsors custom post types.
  • Eventbrite integration.
  • Compatible with Site Origin, Elementor and Divi Builder.

Event Master

Event Master WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Multiple post and page templates.
  • HTML5 player for locally hosted videos with subtitle support.
  • Gabfire media module extends functionality of WordPress featured image to support videos and default post images.
  • Single post image slider.

Event and Conference WordPress Theme

Event and Conference WordPress Theme WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Covers every aspect of your event – schedules, registration, venue, speakers and more.
  • Custom plugin to manage widgets on sub-pages.
  • Full child theme support.
  • Eventbrite integration simplifies all aspects of ticketing process.
  • Additional custom pages to cover important aspects of your event.

Meetup

Meetup WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • A block based event WordPress Theme.
  • Contact form 7 and Gravity Forms ready.
  • Support for Tickera plugin to sell tickets for your event.
  • Twitter and Instagram feeds.
  • Countdown timer included.

Eventr

Eventr WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • One page event theme.
  • Revolution Slider, Visual Composer and 10 unique add-ons included.
  • Speaker post type, Testimonial, FAQ and schedule post type included.
  • Countdown timer included.
  • Google map for venue.

Gather

Gather WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Designed with modern flat principles.
  • Eventbrite and Working PayPal integration.
  • Custom plugin that manages your registrations easily and integrates with your email system.
  • Google map styled to your theme color and option for directions.
  • Event countdown widget and dedicated sections for event speakers and sponsors.
  • Custom Thank You page and classy vertical timeline.

Brando

Brando WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Multipurpose theme with Event landing page included.
  • 5 header and navigation styles.
  • Shortcodes for countdown, team members and more.
  • 100+ pre-built design elements.
  • Built for speed and highly optimized for search engines.

Eventiz

Eventiz WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Switch between 4 homepage variations easily.
  • Event list and management, speaker list and management, sponsor list and management.
  • Event pricing list included.
  • A number of widgets are supported with built-in style.
  • Beautiful pre-built pages.

The Meetup

The Meetup WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Powerful features like Event Management, Speaker Management, Team, Organizers and Sponsors management.
  • Ticket booking and purchase using Tickera.
  • Countdown timer included.
  • Event Manager free plugin included.

iVent

iVent WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • 5 Home Variations, 2 Custom Post Types, Events Calendar Plugin compatible.
  • Supporting tons of powerful plugins like WooCommerce, Slider Revolution, Visual Composer and more.
  • Extensive custom shortcodes allows you to develop interactive content.
  • Event listing and countdown.
  • Event schedules and speaker details.
  • Event Calendar compatible.

Eventime

Eventime WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Minimalistic, contrast or masked appearance.
  • Unique maps with unlimited markers to show exact location, parking space, lodging.
  • Schedule post type and speaker post type.
  • Customized design for tickets, sell tickets online.

Unica

Unica WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • 4 homepage layouts.
  • Custom widget set and custom shortcodes.
  • Different header styles, many awesome hover effects.
  • Ajax interactive search mechanism.

Venue X

Venue X WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Simple event theme – perfect for small scale events.
  • 6 custom plugins and 11 different page templates.
  • Create, list and organize events and sell tickets.
  • Smart footer resizes to accommodate active widget areas, assign each page a unique sidebar.
  • 18 custom widgets, 23 custom Shortcodes and 11 custom HTML snippets.

OnEvent

OnEvent WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • One page template, 2 layout options.
  • Smooth page scrolling.
  • Get Directions script for Google maps.
  • Working simple Ajax register form.

Happy Events

Happy Events WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Suitable for Events Agency to serve as an events planner to manage holidays, special events and celebrations.
  • WooCommerce functionality included.
  • Cost calculator included to calculate event expenses.
  • Works well with both free and premium Event Calendar plugin.
  • Custom Projects and Profiles post type.

Electron

Electron WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Normal Menu & Off-Canvas Menu styles.
  • Tickera events and Eventbrite Integrated.
  • Event map direction.
  • Contact Form 7 included.

Event Station

Event Station WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Highly customizable, heavy on features.
  • 3D tour to discover the conference venue.
  • Single and multiple ticket sales with WooCommerce.
  • Detailed schedule element is included, countdown timer included.
  • More than 100 animation effects.

Church and Events

Church and Events WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • The theme will let you customize the style and typography of every element in the design.
  • 30 + custom ready to use pages with amazing design.
  • Support for Event Calendar, Event Calendar Pro, Filter Bar, Community Events, WooTickets.
  • Drag and Drop element to insert events into your page content.
  • Countdown to the next event.
  • Map widget included.

University – Education, Event and Course Themes

University - Education, Event and Course Themes WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Powerful Theme Options panel and Visual Composer for customization.
  • Event carousel style homepage layout included.
  • WooCommerce integration to sell tickets online.
  • Member plugin to manage speakers at events.
  • Build-in Event Calendar.

Expo 18

Expo 18 WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Specially designed 11 parallax-animated backgrounds & color palettes.
  • Large volume of shortcodes covering all conference or event-type website needs- 380+ built-in icons + country flags set available via shortcodes.
  • Attractive call-to-action registration area that provides a high conversion rate.
  • Full width page templates.
  • Basic Registration form built-in, countdown timer included.

Clubix

Clubix WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Dark and light layouts with custom backgrounds.
  • All events and contact page have support for custom Google Maps, using the address or the location given.
  • 3 types of events gallery.
  • Recurring events, events ticket sales and countdown timer included.
  • Better events to images ratio, events images lightbox included.

Gameplan

Gameplan WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Dark and light versions included.
  • Supports Events Calendar Pro.
  • PayPal payment option that can be used for each event.
  • Month or weekly view event listing, and event custom post type.
  • Shortcodes for schedule timeline, animated countdown clock and many more shortcodes.

Dzen

Dzen WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Parallax scrolling and video background.
  • More than 5000 icons included.
  • Almost any part of webpage can be animated.
  • Video slider included.

Eventco

Eventco WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • Well Suited for event management companies.
  • 4 homepage layouts.
  • Multiple header formats and multiple page layouts – event landing page, services page, team page, contact form, event listing page, testimonials.
  • Online booking form.

Vertoh

Vertoh WordPress Theme

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Standout features:

  • 4 headers and 15 preset color combinations.
  • Call to Action, Time and Location, all in one prominent place. Call to Action sections repeat throughout the website.
  • Dedicated speaker and exhibitors sections.
  • Displays all your ticket options and prices.

To Sum Up

Here’s a quick reminder of a few things to look for in a theme of this variety:

  • Event related custom post types like Event Schedules, Speakers, Sponsors.
  • Built-in Event Calendar or Support for Event Calendar to display events.
  • Display venue using built-in map to help participants locate you faster.
  • Attractive call-to-action registration area that provides a high conversion rate.
  • Support for online sale of tickets, a link for purchasing tickets or integration with third parties who manage registration and payments.
  • Countdown timers / Number of seats left number counter to add a sense of urgency.
  • Ability to attach downloadable files to any presentation.
  • Built-in social media buttons for promoting the event on social media.
  • Widgets for registration, program, presentations, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, tweets, latest blog posts.
  • Eventbrite integration to promote your event.
  • Cost calculator to compute event expenses, especially if you’re a event management agency.
  • Email confirmation of registration and export registrations to CSV file.

Used/using any of the above? Know of any other great themes for events, conferences or exhibitions?

By Vishnu Supreet

WP copywriter by night, data analyst by day :)
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  1. Brandon Graves says:

    The process of Theme building is complex, to solve this problem, you provided here some great WordPress Themes for events, conferences and exhibitions. Thanks to share with us such nice article.

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