I would hardly recommend the founder of 9gag or Arianna Huffington, but really, you should be prepared to invite as many people as you can.

And I think the decision of the keynote speaker is up to your committee. What theme do you want to set for the conference? When we selected Mary Gardiner to keynote Wikimania 2012, it was to set the tone of our priority as a conference: inclusion and diversity of our contributors.

Otherwise, I don't feel entitled to an opinion one way or another.

On Oct 4, 2012, at 12:20 PM, Deryck Chan wrote:

Dear Wikimaniacs,

Hello from the Wikimania 2013 Hong Kong local team! We are beginning the process of inviting external keynote speakers, and would like the wider Wikimania community to review our shortlist before we make formal invitations.

Feel free to suggest additional names for the list. We have more than two names at the moment, so do reply if you have preferences among the list too!

Current shortlist, and suggested topics for each speaker:
Ray Chan, co-founder of 9gag.com
Creating an online user-generated community and how it's similar to Wikipedia

Charles Mok, founder of Internet Society Hong Kong, member of LegCo (Hong Kong's parliament)
Copyright and censorship in the digital age, and how they interact with free culture

Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post
Create an online user generated community on the Internet and how it's similar to Wikipedia

Thomas Crampton, Social@Ogilvy
How South East Asia local cultures affect their online culture

Ada Wong, Founder of Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture and Supervisor of HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity (the only 'art high school' in Hong Kong)
Creating a creative community and open dialogues for young people in HK and in the region

Thank you in advance for your ideas!
Deryck Chan
Global engagement coordinator, Wikimania 2013 / Wikimedia Hong Kong

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