Dear Wikimedians,

I am zh:User:Theodoranian, Wikimania 2007 organizer. The registration of Wikimania 2007 has been open for near one month. Your enthusiastic participation will make this event successful.

The 3rd edition of Wikimania is from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5 ,2007. We choose Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center (Taipei City, Taiwan) as the event venue. Wikimedians from all over the world will get together to know each other, to exchange opinions in this event. You can imagine that Wikimedia Projects participators from more than 20 countries learning, conferencing, having lunch, drinking, and chatting all together. You will meet those Wikimedians you never met in real life, and you will find you are just like old friends. This is really a good chance for global partners who share the same vision and dreams to contact face-to-face. I think Wikimedians will know more about the similarity and differences between each other via this event. I hope Wikimania will help Wikimedians getting a closer connection, no matter among Wikimedia Projects, or among nations/regions.

In this event, many scientists who research Wikimedia community will address their fruitful results; many wiki technology developers will release their new inventions; many important participators will share their experience upon participating Wikimedia Projects. By attending this event, you may have plentiful harvest on the internet hottest issues: Wiki-culture, wiki-tech, and free access to knowledge.

Before the main conference, we will hold Hacking Days & Extra (Aug. 1 to Aug. 2), and also Citizen Journalism Unconference (Aug.2). We will have a big Wikimania Party in the evening of Aug. 4 at a historical heritage Red Theater which is a tea-house now. In the party, we can drink beers, cocktails, Taiwanese tea. Since Red Theater was a movie theater before, the organizing team are trying to find some Wikimedia related films and will play them in the Party. After the conference, we also arrange a friendly tour agent which provides optional 1 to 3 days Taiwanese Cultural Tours around the island.

Wikimania 2007 organizing team have devoted much time and efforts from last September. We hope the first held-in-Asia Wikimania will be a good experience for all attendees. Thanks for assistance from all over the world, and thank for giving Taiwanese Wikimedians a chance to host. Please register and come to Taipei to enjoy our hospitality. For more information please see .

See You in Taipei.

Best Regards,