On behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation, I am pleased to announce that we have decided to have Wikimania located in Sweden in 2019. The proposal from the Wikimedia Sweden chapter was accepted. The committee appreciates and values the long standing interest of Wikimania Sweden to host an event, and we believe that hosting Wikimania will be an opportunity to boost Wikimedia projects there with a specific focus on public art, a field in which the Swedish Sverige team has been particularly active. The exact location of the conference will be confirmed at a later date.
The Wikimania Committee reviewed and discussed four very strong proposals to host Wikimania in 2019. We would also like to thank the proposers from Sweden, Armenia, Perth, and Prague for all their efforts in putting together materials for our consideration and their time spent discussing the possibilities. It is very encouraging to have so much interest from our community from individuals who wish to lead and contribute to Wikimania.
Please join us in congratulating the Wikimedia Wikimedia Sverige!
WMF Events Manager
On behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee and Wikimedia Foundation