It’s that time of year, everyone! We’re making great progress on
Wikimania planning, and you should see registration coming open in the
next few weeks. We’d like to identify and invite our keynotes in the
next few weeks as well, so we have a request for anyone who’s planning
to participate. Who would you like to see as a keynote speaker, and
why would you like to hear that person speak? Contribute your
suggestions to http://wikimania2012.wikimedia.org/wiki/Schedule/Keynote
by January 7, 2012.
There are a few special guidelines for this nomination process that
may be different from other nominations in which you’ve participated
in the past. First and foremost, the Program Committee is only
requesting positive information on nominees. If you have something to
share that might reflect negatively on a keynote candidate, please
send it through email or another private channel. You’ll also note
that the nomination page does not make use of wikitable markup; we’d
like to encourage active participation by many members of the
community, including those who might be stymied by markup that can
seem intimidating to new users. Additionally, we recognize that this
is a very short period for nominations.
Interested in joining the Wikimania 2012 Program Committee to help
make decisions like these and shape a program that will be most
meaningful to you? Just let me know!
Program Committee Chair, Wikimania 2012