Well a good work-around there is to live stream the sessions. That way no one, neither volunteers or professionals need to do anything after the conference. In Gdansk 2010 all sessions were live streamed. That no Wikimania after that has held up to that standard is confusing me. 

/Jan Ainali

On August 14, 2015, Edward Saperia <edsaperia@gmail.com> wrote:

However, I would suggest looking hard at the stats on how often videos are viewed (and if there is a way to know if they are viewed all the way through or not).

For Wikimania 2014, the Youtube page and livestream show some stats (videos are also available in Commons so some views may not be captured in the former pages). On livestream, were videos were shared first, the most viewed video shows 2,359 views, it is not hard to find videos in the 100-500 view range, and others just have less than 20 views.

It's certainly a professional job to get all the session video produced and published in good time after the conference. No volunteer team could do this, it requires a LOT of equipment, professional expertise and hard work.

To me, the view numbers seem excellent - if you consider the conference in terms of price-per-attendee, spending <5% more so that additional hundreds can see the content is an order of magnitude better value.

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