At ars electronica in Linz Jimbo and I had the idea to hold a Wikipedia
meetup next summer.
Since people from as many wikimedia projects as possible should be able
to participate we decided on Europe as the best place to do this, and
we'll be trying to get funding for wikipedians from other continents to
join in the fun.
Now, the exact location is to be decided. There are several important
criterias, like number of local wikipedians, closeness to an
international airport, costs and abilities of conference facilities...
The details can be found on
Where the conference is hosted will be a community decision along the
lines of the Olympic games selection:
I'd like to encourage everyone to place proposals on
information so we can choose the place which offers the most advantages.
Most important are of course conference facilities and dates where they
are still free.
Since most conference facilities have to be booked long in advance and
there will be enough organisational stuff left to do, I suggest a
deadline of one month, ending 10th of october.
Please translate this posting and make it public in your project so that
as many wikipedians as possible have a chance to participate in the
discussion and the choice.