Dear Wikimaniacs, Wikimedians, and friends of the Wikiverse!
On behalf of the Wikimania 2019 Stockholm organising team, I am pleased to
announce two things:
- The list of accepted "Spaces".
- That the Call for Submissions is now OPEN.
Please join me in congratulating the Leaders of each of the accepted
Wikimania 2019 Spaces! As per the program design, Wikimania this year
has the format of "Spaces", each with its own group of "Leaders" - all of
who made a proposal to host a Space back in March. The core team has been
working with the Leaders since then to prepare an interesting, diverse, and
coherent conference. Each Space has its own topic area, and in their own
way they all of them help address the conference theme: "Stronger together:
Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals".
Each Space will have its own room for a period of time in the conference to
curate and coordinate as they see fit. You can read about what each
Space is planning to achieve, and who is Leading it, at the link above. In
English-alphabetical order they are:
Accessibility (A11y): Components and Standards
Global Advocacy for Free Knowledge: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities
GLAM - cultural partnerships and Wikimedia
Growing Wikimedia’s readership worldwide
Libraries belong in Wikimedia projects
Thriving in Safety
Strategy for Wikimedia 2030 – The path towards our future
Technology outreach & innovation
And of course the Poster session, which will be a plenary event.
For 2019, there is no 'central' program committee nor a single submission
form. To make a submission, visit the page of the Space which most relates
to your proposal, read its instructions for what kinds of submissions the
Leaders of that Space wish to receive. Then click the submission button.
Each Space is looking for different kinds of content or format. So it is
important that people wanting to propose a presentation/workshop/panel/etc
at Wikimania read the information that the Leaders of each Space have
Once again, the link to the list of all the accepted Spaces, each with its
own submission form, is here:
Please feel free to share/forward this email.
- Liam Wyatt (Volunteer program chair), and Eric Luth (Conference Manager,
 Note that the Spaces do NOT all have the same room capacity, or
duration. Thus the content of the Wikimania program is not intending to be
'evenly spread' across these topic areas.
For your information, there is now a page on the Wikimania Wiki
accommodation for Wikimania 2019 in Stockholm, and how to book rooms at a
hotel to a discounted price. If you want to use that hotel, book as soon as
possible as there is a limited amount of rooms to book. Also note that the
rooms are available until 13 July.
Conference Manager, Wikimedia Sverige
+46 (0) 765 55 50 95
Stöd fri kunskap, bli medlem i Wikimedia Sverige.
Läs mer på blimedlem.wikimedia.se
I thank you for your efforts. Since 2014, I have been applying for the Wikimania Scholarship. Every year, my application is not accepted. It cannot be explained since I am active online and offline for 10 years. I am a member of Wikimedia TN User Group, Wiki Project Med, WikiResearch and Wikimedia and Libraries User Group. I am also a test wiki administrator in Wikimedia Incubator. If I am blacklisted or there is any issue regarding me that do not let me have the scholarship every year, please tell me because there is not an objective reason behind this decision.
Houcemeddine Turki (he/him)
Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Undergraduate Researcher, UR12SP36
GLAM and Education Coordinator, Wikimedia TN User Group
Member, WikiResearch Tunisia
Member, Wiki Project Med
Member, WikiIndaba Steering Committee
Member, Wikimedia and Library User Group Steering Committee
Co-Founder, WikiLingua Maghreb