My Fellow Wikimedians,
Thanks you very much for your kind interest in submitting program
proposals. Program submissions officially closed at 29 March 2023 at 13:59
We received 594 program submissions and we will remove the spam submissions
accordingly. Program subcommittee *may* announce soon another round of
submissions on poster sessions (depending on the result of the first batch
of poster proposals) and details of the Hackathon in Wikimania 2023.
Please take opportunity to refine and edit your program submissions on
Pretalx.com. The jurors will start screening your applications in April.
Don't take risk of editing it within the month April as you don't know if
your submission is already scored before your refinements/ edits.
Please check the program submissions wiki page and FAQ on what qualities we
are looking for a program content in Wikimania 2023 and the next steps.
If you are interested on knowing the submitted program proposals, go to
Event lead, ESEAP Wikimania 2023 Core Organizing Team
Chair, Program Subcommittee
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We are elated to receive more than 300 program proposal submissions for
This is not just for onsite in Singapore. Please consider submitting a
poster session proposal or a session pre-recorded video format. We love to
see your proposals under these session formats as well!
Today, Tuesday, March 28 is the final date of submission.
To submit one, just click the blue button at
Event Lead, ESEAP Wikimania 2023 Core Organizing Team
Hi my fellow Wikimania enthusiasts,
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On behalf of the ESEAP Wikimania 2023 Core Organizing Team, we are
delighted on the announcement of the host of Wikimania 2024. We are here on
assistance to the Wikimedians of the CEE (Central and Eastern European
region) for their learning and technical needs.
ESEAP was at the early stages of planning on October 2019 already thinking
on making the conference hybrid, making it inclusive to those who cant
travel to our conference venue due to varying reasons from visa concerns,
anxiety of personally meeting strange people to sustainable development
advocacy. The pandemic that started in early 2020 strengthen our resolve on
the importance of remote participation.
We also value importance of in-person gathering as direct social
interaction has meaningful effect to many Wikimedians. That is why planning
for 2023 is somewhat of a challenge though we desire to be true to our
theme: Diversity, Collaboration, Future. We honor the diverse options of
Wikimedians whether they wish to physically come and personally meet the
Wikimedians that inspired them, virtually participate, share the Wikimania
spirit to their community though a regional satellite event, or simply
pre-record their presentation as a pragmatic approach.
We all expect the Wikimedians of CEE will craft the conference theme for
2024 as this serves as a foundation or anchor on how the program selection,
scholarship selection and other aspects of planning would look like.
We are looking forward to finally hand over the flag to the next host on
August 19. We have been waiting for this for four years, and it is not easy
to me to present at the Wikimania closing ceremony three times! 😂
On Mon, Mar 20, 2023, 11:38 PM Wikipedysta Nadzik <
> On behalf of the 2024 Core Organizing Team, I would like to thank the
> Wikimania Steering Committee for their trust and cooperation during this
> Our team is thrilled to have been chosen to host Wikimania in 2024. We are
> committed to creating an outstanding event that will leave a lasting impact
> on the Wikimedia Movement. With its rich history, culture, and
> technological innovation, Cracow will be the perfect location for this
> gathering of Wikimedians from around the world.
> We want to thank the community members and organizations that supported
> our team during these past weeks and months. Special thanks go to the
> Wikimedia CEE Hub and Wikimedia Poland for their expressions of support for
> our proposal and declarations of help as needed.
> Over the next few months, together with the 2023 Core Organizing Team and
> the Wikimedia Foundation staff, we will learn from this year’s process and
> begin preparations for 2024.
> We look forward to seeing you in Central and Eastern Europe next summer!
> Maciej Artur Nadzikiewicz
> User:Nadzik <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Nadzik>
> pon., 20 mar 2023 o 16:33 phoebe ayers <phoebe.wiki(a)gmail.com> napisał(a):
>> Hello everyone,
>> I am very excited to share that Wikimania 2024 will be hosted in the city
>> of Kraków in Poland <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak%C3%B3w>! 
>> Kraków had a strong submission
>> with a collaborative design and an experienced, enthusiastic team
>> supporting it . At the crossroads of history, culture, and technology,
>> we are confident that the impact of Wikimania will be great for our
>> projects, the movement in general, and especially, local communities in the
>> Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. Read more on Diff
>> Bringing our movement’s beloved event to life is not simple and we took
>> many criteria into consideration. We were grateful for the expressions
>> of interest
>> received for hosting Wikimania in 2024, 2025, and beyond . Announcing
>> host cities this far in advance is a new approach
>> to organizing Wikimania we are exploring . In addition to the support we
>> provide as the stewards of Wikimania
>> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_Committee>, together with the
>> Foundation’s Movement Communications team
>> we see great value in facilitating more time for organizers so they can
>> learn from each other in practice and strengthen their capacity , .
>> We hope to announce the hosts of Wikimania in 2025 and 2026 in the coming
>> months or at Wikimania 2023 in Singapore.
>> Once again, wholehearted congratulations to the 2024 Wikimania team. We
>> know you will do an excellent job welcoming our global family to your
>> timeless city. And to our global family, we hope that you are as excited as
>> we are returning to the vibrant CEE region after 14 years. Looking forward
>> to collaborating with you all on wiki and in person.
>> My best wishes for all,
>> Phoebe (Wikimania Steering Committee)
>> On behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee and the Wikimedia
>> Foundation Movement Communications team
>> Translations available on Diff
>>  Kraków is a hybrid gem of history and modernity:
>>  Kraków expression of interest:
>>  Read more about this announcement on Diff:
>>  11 expressions of interest received:
>>  The call for hosting Wikimania in 2024, 2025 and beyond:
>>  The Wikimania Steering Committee:
>>  The Wikimedia Foundation Movement Communications team
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If you have any questions or suggestions please join us at an upcoming
conversation on March 12 or 19, or reach out by email at
wikimania(a)wikimedia.org or on Telegram (https://t.me/wikimaniachat) .
Sunday, March 12 at 09:00 UTC
Meeting link: https://meet.google.com/zqq-ojgn-ccp
Sunday, March 19 at 00:00 UTC
Meeting link: https://meet.google.com/fit-vxck-nmk
Sunday, March 19 at 14:00 UTC
Meeting link: https://meet.jit.si/Wikimania2023_Office_Hour
Do you want to host an in-person or virtual session at Wikimania 2023?
Maybe a hands-on workshop, a lively discussion, a fun performance, a catchy
poster, or a memorable lightning talk? Submissions are open until March 28.
For details about the program submission process, you can go to
Reviewing the questions and preparing your answers before submitting them
would be helpful.
Go to https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2023:Program/Form_Questions to
For frequently asked questions, go to
We have suggested 11 program tracks to organize and review the submissions
later. Please choose the track that applies best to your session.
- Community Initiatives
- Equity, Inclusion, and Community Health
- ESEAP (East, South East Asia, and the Pacific) Region
- GLAM, Heritage, and Culture
- Legal, Advocacy, and Risks
- Open Data
- Research, Science, and Medicine
- Wild Ideas
We appreciate your time and effort in filling your program proposals and
together we want make it happen in Wikimania this August!
Chair, Wikimania 2023 Program Subcommittee
Event Lead, ESEAP Wikimania 2023 Core Organizing Team
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