[Wikipedia-l] Wikipedia meetup 2005

Elisabeth Bauer elian at djini.de
Fri Sep 10 16:40:11 UTC 2004


At ars electronica in Linz Jimbo and I had the idea to hold a Wikipedia 
meetup next summer.

Since people from as many wikimedia projects as possible should be able 
to participate we decided on Europe as the best place to do this, and 
we'll be trying to get funding for wikipedians from other continents to 
join in the fun.

Now, the exact location is to be decided. There are several important 
criterias, like number of local wikipedians, closeness to an 
international airport, costs and abilities of conference facilities...

The details can be found on 

Where the conference is hosted will be a community decision along the 
lines of the Olympic games selection:

I'd like to encourage everyone to place proposals on 
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_meetup_2005 with detailed 
information so we can choose the place which offers the most advantages. 
Most important are of course conference facilities and dates where they 
are still free.

Since most conference facilities have to be booked long in advance and 
there will be enough organisational stuff left to do, I suggest a 
deadline of one month, ending 10th of october.

Please translate this posting and make it public in your project so that 
as many wikipedians as possible have a chance to participate in the 
discussion and the choice.


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