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From: Manuel Schneider <>
Date: Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 8:34 AM
Subject: [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2016 - Jury Announcement and Start of Bidding
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <>, "Wikimania general list (open subscription)" <>

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimania is the global, annual conference of the Wikimedia movement,
organised by the Wikimedia community. Organizing team and location are
chosen by a jury in a public bidding process.

Due to the growing requirements and complexity for this growing
conference the Wikimania Committee decided to revise the bidding
timeline to give more time to prepare the conference.

Here it is:

== Jury ==
The Wikimania Committee is pleased to announce the jury for Wikimania 2016:

Richard Symonds
Stuart Prior
Claudia Garad
Esteban Zarate
Daniel Bryant
Finne Boonen
Ellie Young

== Accepting Bids ==
We invite anyone in our community to  submit a proposal for Wikimania
2016 on Meta Wiki:

Please consult the timeline and Judging Criteria that are posted at:

The deadline for bids is November 15, 23:59 UTC. You should setup a
bidding page and contact Ellie Young, WMF Conference Coordinator before
the deadline. She will help you prepare your bid. All bids which have
been confirmed until November 15 will be considered by the jury, others
will be dismissed.

Subsequently there will be a two week period where the community can
comment and offer feedback on the proposal.

In December your team must be available for conference calls with the
jury, after deliberations the host for Wikimania 2016 will be announced
by the end of 2014.

On behalf of the Wikimania Committee with regards,

Manuel Schneider - Chief Information Officer
Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
Lausanne, +41 (21) 340 66 22 -

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