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Wikimania recap

By Sj, 28 August 2006.
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Wikimania 2006
A Signpost series
Apr. 10 Introduction
Apr. 17 Three years of meetups
Apr. 24 About Wikimania
May 1 Community involvement
May 8 Retrospective: 2005
May 15 Retrospective: 2005 pt.2
May 22 2006 themes
May 29 2006 project content
Jun. 5 Other international meetups
Jun. 12 Wikimania speakers
Jun. 19 Hacking Days
Jun. 26 Wikimania speakers II
Jul. 3 Posters and updates
Jul. 10 Wikimania panels
Jul. 17 Wikimania workshops
Jul. 24 Wikimania events
July 31 Wikimania last minute information
Aug. 7 Wikimania highlights
Aug. 14 Wikimania report and wrapup
Aug. 28 Other August wiki conferences

Wikimania 2006 is over, but other international Wikimedia gatherings have followed close behind. This past weekend saw the Chinese Wikimedia Conference 2006 take place in Hong Kong, and the Wikimedia Conference Netherlands in Utrecht is just a few days away. The Signpost takes a brief look at these events and at the bids so far for Wikimania 2007 and 2008.

Hong Kong: CWMC 2006

The Chinese Wikimedia Conference 2006, the first Wikimedia event billed as such to be held in Asia, took place this past weekend, August 26 and August 27, in Hong Kong. Media archives of the conference are online, including Skypecast audio recordings, IRC transripts, and a few collections of photographs.

Utrecht: WCN 2006

A Dutch Wikimedia event, the Wikimedia Conference Netherlands, is planned for this coming Saturday, September 2, in Utrecht. Details in Dutch may be found on the Dutch chapter's wiki.

Wikimania updates and archives

Wikimania 2006 archives are still available as well. Links to slides are gradually being added to the proceedings as they come in.

As always, feedback, comments, and suggestions for next year can be left on the conference site, which will remain up as an archival site in the future.

A number of city bids have been put forward to host Wikimania next year; some seem willing to host the conference sometime farther in the future. Bids for 2008 and beyond may be started at any time.

Bids for Wikimania 2007, 2008 and beyond

The bidding process involves gathering and presenting information on where and how the event might take place, with what kind of local support (gratis conference space or lodging, and strong local sponsorship or community support is a plus). The city with a successful bid will host the 2007 conference. The deadline to submit a bid for 2007 is September 10, 2006; the final decision will be made at the end of September.

2007

The unofficial (read: "in progress", some more complete than others) bids submitted so far, listed below, all have at least one interested bid supporter and a brief description of the available sites and facilities.

Middle East and Asia

Australia

Europe

North America

2008 and beyond


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