As we had the pleasure to announce in Cape Town last summer, Wikimania will
take place in Stockholm, Sweden, 14-18 August next year. Since 1 October, I
am working as Conference Manager on Wikimedia Sweden’s behalf, so if you
have any questions you may direct them to me.
The preparations have already begun, and we have some exciting pieces of
news to share with you!
Firstly, we are happy to tell that the logistical parts are all set so far.
Wikimania will take place at the Stockholm University, and the opening
ceremony will take place in the City Hall – the same room where the Nobel
Banquet is held every year! Hotels are booked for all scholarship
The chair of the program committee has also been chosen. It will be Liam
Wyatt (Wittylama), long term Wikimedia volunteer. Any questions about the
program can be directed to him, at liamwyatt(a)gmail.com.
We are currently working hard to develop the Wikimania wiki. New for this
year is that we are developing a prototype for a reusable Wiki, to be found
under the domain ‘wikimania.wikimedia.org’. The idea is that all Wikimania
websites should be found under the same umbrella, and that the model can be
reused for each new Wikimania website. Please follow the discussions
at the talk
page <https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Main_Page> of the current
Finally, as always, we will need volunteers and ambassadors. Are you
willing to help out, physically or digitally? Please send us an email at
info(a)wikimedia.se or sign yourself up here, and we will contact you:
https://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2019/Volont%C3%A4rer (the address
will change when the new wiki is ready).
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for those of you celebrating, and a
happy last weeks of December for the rest of you. In Sweden, we look
forward to brighter times as we just pass the darkest day of the year.
All the best,
Conference Manager, Wikimedia Sverige
+46 (0) 701 13 80 08
Stöd fri kunskap, bli medlem i Wikimedia Sverige.
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