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Wikimania
Wikimania overview
Organization
Committee
Community group
Handbook
Checklist
Next event
2022 (To be determined)
Past years
Details of past Wikimanias
2021(Virtual event)
2020(Cancelled)
2019(Stockholm, Sweden)
2018 (Cape Town, South Africa)
2017(Montréal, Canada)
2016(Esino Lario, Italy)
2015(Mexico City, Mexico)
2014 (London, United Kingdom)
2013(Hong Kong SAR, China)
2012(Washington, D.C., USA)
2011(Haifa, Israel)
2010(Gdansk, Poland)
2009(Buenos Aires, Argentina)
2008(Alexandria, Egypt)
2007(Taipei, Taiwan)
2006(Boston, USA)
2005(Frankfurt, Germany)
The central Wikimania wiki is now at wikimania.wikimedia.org​.
Wikimania is an annual conference centered on the Wikimedia projects. It features presentations on Wikimedia projects, other wikis, free/open source software, free knowledge and free content, and the social and technical aspects which relate to these topics.
What do people do at Wikimania?
Wikimania group photo, Hong Kong, 2013
Wikimania attracts Wikimedia project participants from around the world, including writers, editors, programmers, and photographers; Wikimedia Foundation staff; and members of the 40+ country-based Wikimedia chapters. Many researchers also attend and present. Attendance has ranged from 380 to 2,000 people, with representation from more than 80 countries. The conference is typically held on a different continent each year, and has taken place in thirteen countries on five continents to date.
Wikimania is organized by local volunteer teams, with support from international volunteers, the Wikimedia Foundation and other sponsors. The conference's location is determined by an international jury of community members, who review location bids submitted by teams from different locations. Guidelines for interested communities who wish to host Wikimania, and information about past bids, can be found below.
The conference program consists of presentations and workshops from community members, speakers from related projects, and wiki researchers, as well as social activities and informal discussions. Some formal research is presented, in addition to "best practice" knowledge sharing and presentations of ongoing work. Wikimania also features formal reports from Wikimedia Foundation board members and staff, renowned keynote speakers, and opportunities to interact with dedicated Wikimedia contributors from all around the world.
See also Wikipedia coverage of Wikimania in dozens of languages.
Past Wikimanias
Presentation on MetaOrganization summaryLocationConference wikiFeedback and suggestions
(general discussion at Wikimania talk page)
Bid pagesBudgetScholarships
2019
Stockholm,
Sweden
wm20192019 Scholarships
2018
Cape Town,
South Africa
wm20182018 Scholarships
2017
Montréal,
Canada
wm20172017 Scholarships
2016
Esino Lario,
Italy
wm2016wm2016:Suggestions2016 Bids2016 Budget2016 Scholarships
20152015
Mexico City,
Mexico
wm2015Feedback2015 Bids2015 Budget2015 Scholarships
20142014
London,
United Kingdom
wm2014Feedback2014 Bids2014 Budget2014 Scholarships
20132013
Hong Kong SAR,
China
wm2013Feedback and Brainstorming2013 Bids2013 Budget2013 Scholarships
20122012
Washington DC,
USA
wm2012Feedback and Suggestions2012 Bids2012 Budget2012 Scholarships
20112011
Haifa,
Israel
wm2011Wikimania 2011 lessons, Feedback and the private wikimaniateam2011 Bids2011 Budget
20102010
Gdańsk,
Poland
wm2010Wikimania 2010 lessons (also scholarships survey)2010 Bids
20092009
Buenos Aires,
Argentina
wm2009Conclusions2009 Bids
20082008
Alexandria,
Egypt
wm2008Comments, Wikimania 2008/Wishlist2008 Bids
20072007
Taipei,
Taiwan
wm2007Comments2007 Bids
20062006
Boston,
USA
wm2006Comments, Talk2006 Bids
20052005
Frankfurt,
Germany
wm2005Improving on Wikimania 20052005 Bids
People who have been to (almost) every Wikimania are listed at Wikimania/Frequent attendees.
Future Wikimanias
Most generally, the decision in where to hold the conference is based proposals that are vetted by the WMF and Wikimania Committee. The WMF Event Manager works closely with interested people and groups in exploring that possibilities and drafting a proposal. There has also been a strong effort in the past to ensure that conference locations are distributed fairly evenly around the globe from year to year.
The Wikimania Steering Committee runs the selection of venue several years in advance. The location is rotated around areas of the world.
Historically the selection of the venue was done using bids and a jury; this was scrapped in 2015.[1]
Getting involved
Documentation
See table above, #Past Wikimanias, for feedback from specific conferences.
Discuss general concerns on this page's talk page.
Notes
↑​https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimania-l/2015-October/007030.html
Last edited on 25 August 2021, at 11:26
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