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}}Wikimania is the official annual conference of the Wikimedia Foundation. Topics of presentations and discussions include Wikimedia projects such as Pseudopedia, other wikis, open-source software, free knowledge and free content, and social and technical aspects related to these topics.Since 2011, the winner of the Wikimedian of the Year award has been announced at Wikimania.

Overview

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Conferences

2005

File:Wikimania - the Wikimentary.webm|thumb|thumbtime=00:17|Wikimania – the Wikimentary, documentary about Wikimania 2005, featuring Jimmy Wales, Ward CunninghamWard Cunningham(:m:Wikimania 2005|Wikimania 2005), the first Wikimania conference, was held from 4 to 8 August 2005 at the Haus der Jugend in Frankfurt, Germany, attracting about 380 attendees.The week of the conference included four "Hacking Days", from 1 to 4 August, when some 25 developers gathered to work on code and discuss the technical aspects of MediaWiki and of running the Wikimedia projects. The main days of the conference, despite its billing as being "August 4–8", were Friday to Sunday of that week, from 5 to 7 August. Presentation sessions were scheduled all day during those three days.Keynote speakers included Jimmy Wales, Ross Mayfield, Ward Cunningham, and Richard Stallman (who spoke on "Copyright and community in the age of computer networks"). The majority of sessions and conversations were in English, although a few were in German.Sponsors of the event included Answers.com, SocialText, Sun Microsystems, {{Interlanguage link multi|DocCheck|de}},WEB,weblink Europe's biggest community for healthcare professionals – DocCheck, DocCheck Medical Services GmbH, DocCheck, June 4, 2008,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20080530125902weblink">weblink May 30, 2008, no, mdy-all, and Logos Group.

2006

(File:WM2006 0018.jpg|thumb|Attendees break for lunch, 2006)(:m:Wikimania 2006|Wikimania 2006), the second Wikimania conference, was held from 6 to 8 August 2006 at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society in Cambridge in Massachusetts, United States, with about 400NEWS,weblink The Many Voices of Wikipedia, Heard in One Place, New York Times, August 7, 2006, February 23, 2017,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20170420102109weblink">weblink April 20, 2017, no, mdy-all, –500MAGAZINE,weblink The neutrality of this article is disputed, Reason Magazine, August 15, 2006, July 19, 2011,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20090903073559weblink">weblink September 3, 2009, yes, mdy-all, attendees.Speakers included Jimmy Wales, Lawrence Lessig, Brewster Kahle, Yochai Benkler, Mitch Kapor, Ward Cunningham, and David Weinberger. Dan Gillmor held a citizen journalism unconference the day after.Wales' plenary speech was covered by the Associated Press, and printed in numerous worldwide newspapers. He chronicled how the Foundation evolved from him "sitting in his pajamas" to the maturing corporate structure that it is now; the frequent push for quality over quantity; Wikipedia will be included on computers distributed through One Laptop per Child; both Wikiversity and the creation of an advisory board were approved by the Foundation board; and that Wiki-WYG is in development thanks to private investment by Wikia, Inc. and Socialtext.Jimmy Wales' plenary speech at Wikimania 2006 {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20131020184036weblink |date=October 20, 2013 }} (MP3). supload.com.Answers.com was the Wikimania 2006 patron sponsor, while Amazon.com, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, Nokia, WikiHow were Benefactors-level sponsors, Wetpaint, Ask.com, Yahoo!, and Socialtext were Friends-level sponsors, and IBM, FAQ Farm, Elevation Partners, One Laptop per Child, and the Sunlight Foundation were Supporter-level sponsors of the conference.[//wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/wiki/Sponsors Wikimania 2006: Sponsors]. wikimedia.org.Three other teams submitted hosting bids, for the cities of London, Milan, Boston, and Toronto; only Toronto and Boston were passed to the second round of consideration by Wikimania organizers. In Toronto's case the event would have been hosted in the University of Toronto's Bahen Centre.{{clear}}

2007

File:CHTnWikimania2007.JPG|thumb| Chunghwa TelecomChunghwa TelecomAs announced on 25 September 2006, (:m:Wikimania 2007|Wikimania 2007),wikimania2007.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikimania 2007]. wikimedia.org. the third Wikimania conference, was held from 3 to 5 August 2007 in Taipei, Taiwan. It was the first Wikimania event to hold a volunteer training course.[wikimania2007.wikimedia.org/wiki/Volunteer_training/20061209 "Volunteer Training 2006"]. wikimedia.org.Three other teams submitted hosting bids, for the cities of London, Alexandria, and Turin. Bids for Hong Kong, Singapore, Istanbul, and Orlando failed to make the shortlist.[//meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimania_2007/Bid_list "Talk:Wikimania 2007 Bid List"]. Wikimedia.org. The winner was announced on 25 September 2006.On 3 August 2007, New York Times reporter Noam Cohen reported: "The conference has attracted about 440 attendees, a little more than half from Taiwan, who want to immerse themselves for three days in the ideas and issues that come up making an entirely volunteer-written encyclopedia."In Taipei, Wikipedians Talk Wiki Fatigue, Wikiwars and Wiki Bucks" {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110724232224weblink |date=July 24, 2011 }}. New York Times. Noam Cohen, Saul Hansell (ed). August 3, 2007. The workshops cover practical topics like how to collaborate peacefully; what importance to give 'expertise' in a project that is celebrated for allowing anyone to contribute, including anonymous editors".

2008

(File:Wikimania2008 closing event 006.jpg|thumb|Group photo after the 2008 closing ceremony)m:Wikimania 2008|Wikimania 2008]], the fourth Wikimania conference, was held from 17 to 19 July 2008 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt, with 650 attendees from 45 countries. Alexandria was the location of the ancient Library of Alexandria.Noam Cohen, Wikipedia Goes to Alexandria, Home of Other Great Reference Works {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120604132542weblink |date=June 4, 2012 }}, New York Times, July 17, 2008.Three proposed cities were in the running at the end, the other two being Atlanta and Cape Town. Proposals for Karlsruhe, London and Toronto were also submitted, but later withdrew. There was a controversy about the conference, and even a call to boycott Wikimania 2008 because of Egypt's alleged censorship and imprisoning of bloggers during Mubarak's era."Is there a boycott of Wikimania 2008?" {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110519183750weblink |date=May 19, 2011 }}. Los Angeles Times. July 2008."In Egypt, Wikipedia is more than hobby" {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20080803063734weblink |date=August 3, 2008 }}. International Herald Tribune. July 21, 2008. Mohamed Ibrahim, a graduate of Alexandria University who worked to bring the conference to Alexandria, told the BBC "I think we have the right to develop and to make freedom of expression on a larger scale."Spreading the wiki footprint {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120406054539weblink |date=April 6, 2012 }}, BBC, July 23, 2008. One of his goals was to help grow Arabic Wikipedia which he contributes to since early 2005. An Egyptian cabinet minister spoke at the opening ceremonies on Mubarak's behalf.{{clear}}

2009

(File:Buenos Aires - Wikimedia 2009 - Foto grupal Wikipedia en español.jpg|thumb|2009 group photo)(:m:Wikimania 2009|Wikimania 2009), the fifth Wikimania conference, was held from 26 to 28 August 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with 559 attendees.WEB,weblink Wikimania, wikimedia.org, October 25, 2015,weblink October 14, 2015, no, mdy-all, The final selection was made between Buenos Aires, Toronto, Brisbane and Karlsruhe, with the final selection coming down to Buenos Aires and Toronto.

2010

File:2010-07-11-gdansk-by-RalfR-001.jpg|thumb|Jimmy WalesJimmy Walesm:Wikimania 2010|Wikimania 2010]],[//wikimania2010.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page Wikimania 2010 main page]. wikimedia.org. the sixth Wikimania conference, was held from 9 to 11 July at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk, Poland. The starting day on July 9 overlapped with the end of the WikiSym academic conference. Bids for Amsterdam and Oxford for Wikimania 2010 lost by a small margin.It was the first conference which included a big focus on the cultural aspects of the hosting nation, particularly a concert of a philharmonic orchestra, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the death of the most important contemporary Polish composer Władysław Szpilman and the premiere of the film Truth in Numbers?. At the conference, Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, said that the foundation's aim was to grow the number of visitors to Wikimedia sites from 371 million to 680 million a month, over the next five years.

2011

(File:Haifa - Wikimania2011 - Plenaria.jpg|thumb|Opening session of Wikimania 2011)(:m:Wikimania 2011|Wikimania 2011), the seventh Wikimania conference, was held from 4 to 7 August 2011 in Haifa, Israel.wikimania2011.wikimedia.org Wikimania 2011]. wikimedia.org. The conference venue was the Haifa Auditorium and adjoining Beit Hecht cultural center on Mount Carmel. Keynote speakers at the conference included Yochai Benkler, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and Joseph M. Reagle Jr. of MIT, author of (Good Faith Collaboration|Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia).WEB, http:www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/InnovativeIsrael/Wikimania-hits-Haifa-14-JUL-2011, Israel hosts Wikimania 2011, mfa.gov.il, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Israel), Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, July 14, 2011, Avigayil Kadesh, October 2, 2011,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20121016025437weblink">weblink October 16, 2012, no, mdy-all, Head of the Science and Technology Committee at the Knesset, Meir Sheetrit, also spoke at the conference, as did Yonah Yahav, the Mayor of Haifa.NEWS,weblink Wikimania Conference at Its Peak; Founder Jimmy Wales to Speak Tomorrow, TheMarker, August 5, 2011, Levin, Verony, August 12, 2011, he,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20111006082831weblink">weblink October 6, 2011, yes, mdy-all, One of the sponsors of the event was Haifa University.WEB,weblink Wikimania 2011-Haifa, University of Haifa, Aug 7, 2011, October 29, 2012, Editor,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20120331192943weblink">weblink March 31, 2012, no, mdy-all, The conference featured 125 sessions in five simultaneous tracks and was attended by 720 Wikimedians from 56 different countries, including some that have no diplomatic relations with Israel.Wikimania hits Israel as conference opens {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150712194735weblink |date=July 12, 2015 }}. The Jewish Chronicle (2011-08-05). Retrieved on April 20, 2012.In an interview with Haaretz, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales noted that there had been boycott calls against the conference in Israel, as there had been against having it in Egypt in 2008. He said that despite conflicts among editors on the Israel-Palestinian conflict, and efforts by a pro-Israel group to recruit more Wikipedia editors, he believes Wikipedia articles largely remained neutral on the topic; he stated " is non-negotiable."Aliyana Traison, Wikipedia founder: Israel-Palestine is heavily debated, but we're vigilant on neutrality {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120529110910weblink |date=May 29, 2012 }}, Haaretz, August 5, 2011.Wikimedia Foundation executive director Sue Gardner spoke to the conference about the Western, male-dominated mind-set characterizing Wikipedia.WEB,weblink When Knowledge Isn’t Written, Does It Still Count?, August 8, 2011, The New York Times, February 17, 2017,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20170904215213weblink">weblink September 4, 2017, no, mdy-all, At the end of the August 7 closing ceremony, Jimmy Wales was presented with the first day cover of the first-ever Wikimedia-related postal stamp, issued by the Israeli postal service in honor of the event.WEB,weblink Israel Philatelic Federation, July 11, 2015,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20131020200937weblink">weblink October 20, 2013, yes, mdy-all, Among new projects discussed was collaboration with cultural institutions such as galleries, libraries, archives and museums.Yaron, Oded. (2008-04-02) Wikipedia leaders outline their vision as conference opens in Haifa {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110812102154weblink |date=August 12, 2011 }}. Haaretz.com. Retrieved on April 20, 2012.After the conference, participants were offered a free tour of Haifa, Jerusalem, Nazareth or Acre. Shay Yakir, outgoing chairman of Wikimedia Israel, said that for Israel, holding the conference in Haifa was like hosting the Olympic Games.NEWS,weblink Haifa hosts Wikimania conference, El-Chai, Lior, 2011-05-08, Ynetnews, 2017-02-17,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20170714213734weblink">weblink July 14, 2017, no, mdy-all, {{clear}}

2012

(File:Wikimania 2012 Group Photograph-0001a.jpg|thumb|2012 group photo)m:Wikimania 2012|Wikimania 2012]], the eighth Wikimania conference, was held from 12 to 15 July 2012 at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, United States, with over 1400 attendees from 87 countries.Nicholas Bashour, Wikimania 2012 swan song {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120722033559weblink |date=July 22, 2012 }}, Wikimedia Foundation website, July 17, 2012. In addition, the U.S. Department of State, in conjunction with Wikimania 2012, hosted a conference labeled Tech@State:Wiki.Gov which focused on "Collaborative knowledge and the use of wikis in the public sector".U.S. Department of State Hosts Tech@State:Wiki.Gov Conference, press release issued by U.S. Department of State on July 9, 2012.Prominent conference themes were the need to update the old and "dowdy" interfaceWikipedia hits defining moment in social Web era {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120717003255weblink |date=July 17, 2012 }} Agence France-Presse, July 14, 2012 with new Wikimedia tools in order to attract and retain more editors and to make Wikimedia sites more inviting and friendly to users, including especially women.Hayley Tsukayama,Wikimania hits D.C. as Wikipedia faces changes {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20180109063706weblink |date=January 9, 2018 }}, Washington Post, July 14, 2012. The Atlantic featured charts displayed at the conference which showed how the number of new administrators has dropped precipitously over the last few years.Robinson Meyer, 3 Charts That Show How Wikipedia Is Running Out of Admins {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20170328195049weblink |date=March 28, 2017 }}, The Atlantic, July 16, 2012.During the opening plenary founder Jimmy Wales commented on Wikipedia Blackout of January 2012, stating "When I go and visit government officials now, they’re a little bit afraid."However he reiterated Wikimedia's commitment to political neutrality except regarding "the most serious things that directly impact our work."Jennifer Martinez, Wikipedia co-founder: Officials 'afraid' when our site goes dark {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20121027155409weblink |date=October 27, 2012 }}, The Hill, July 12, 2012.Jason Koebler, Wikipedia Open to Future Blackout Protests of SOPA-Like Bills {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160408201645weblink |date=April 8, 2016 }}, U.S. News and World Report, July 12, 2012 . Wales agreed with keynote speaker Mary Gardiner, co-founder of the Ada Initiative, that Wikimedia had to do more to increase the number of women editors. She stated: "As a project of social change, even if it's not an activist project, the Wikipedia community has a responsibility both to its mission and to the people out there in the world to always be on a journey toward diversity — to increase the size of the umbrella of the world."Amar Toor, Jimmy Wales, Mary Gardiner address Wikipedia's gender gap at Wikimania conference {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20170708195532weblink |date=July 8, 2017 }}, The Verge, July 15, 2012.Wikimania 2012 tackles diversity issues {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150704104931weblink |date=July 4, 2015 }}, Wikinews, July 14, 2012.{{clear}}

2013

(File:Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong (no subtitles).webm|thumb|Wikimania 2013 documentary)(:m:Wikimania 2013|Wikimania 2013), the ninth Wikimania conference, was held from 7 to 11 August 2013 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with 700 attendees from 88 countries. Candidate cities were London (UK), Bristol (UK), Naples (Italy) and Surakarta (Indonesia).One of the parties for the event was held at the tallest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Centre. A closing party was held at Shek O Beach. Topics discussed included Wikipedia's gender disparityWEB,weblink Wikipedia’s Gender Gap Persists: Why Don’t More Women Contribute To The Online Encyclopedia?, International Business Times, 19 August 2013, 29 September 2014, Zara, Christopher,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20141006130250weblink">weblink October 6, 2014, no, mdy-all, and Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales' proposal for Wikipedia to begin using Secure Socket Layer to encrypt its pages.WEB,weblink Wikipedia founder calls for new model of journalism in 'era of Snowden', CNN, 9 August 2013, 29 September 2014, Chan, Wilfred,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20141007062231weblink">weblink October 7, 2014, no, mdy-all,

2014

(File:14-08-10-wikimania-gruppenfoto-01.jpg|thumbnail|Wikimania 2014 attendees)(:m:Wikimania 2014|Wikimania 2014), the tenth Wikimania conference, was held from 8 to 10 August 2014WEB,weblink Wikimania 2014 London, May 25, 2013,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130620114350weblink">weblink June 20, 2013, no, mdy-all, at the Barbican Centre in London, England, United Kingdom. Bidding officially opened in December 2012. London was chosen in May 2013 as the host cityWEB,weblink Announcement on ''Wikimania-l'' mailing list, Lists.wikimedia.org, 2014-08-08, with the only other bid coming from Arusha (Tanzania).WEB,weblink Wikimania 2014 London, May 25, 2013,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130620114350weblink">weblink June 20, 2013, no, mdy-all, NEWS,weblink Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales explains its mission to be mainstream, The Guardian, 23 July 2013, 4 November 2013, Kiss, Jemima, Guardian Media Group,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20130823201347weblink">weblink August 23, 2013, no, mdy-all, The keynote address was given by Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.WEB,weblink Programme – Wikimania 2014 in London, Wikimedia Foundation, 12 August 2014,weblink August 14, 2014, no, mdy-all, The event was also the first Wikimania addressed by the Wikimedia Foundation's new Executive Director, Lila Tretikov. The event was preceded by a two-day hackathon, and a series of fringe events.The conference had five tracks, alongside the annual 'State of the Wiki' round up. These were: Social Machines, The future of Education, Democratic Media, Open Scholarship, and Open Data.{{citation needed|date=August 2014}} The conference was documented by the television program 60 Minutes in a program titled 'Wikimania'.WEB,weblink Wikimania, cbsnews.com, September 10, 2015,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150915044849weblink">weblink September 15, 2015, no, mdy-all, {{clear}}

2015

(File:Wikimania 2015 documentary.webm|thumb|left|Wikimania 2015 documentary)(:m:Wikimania 2015|Wikimania 2015), the eleventh Wikimania conference, was held from 15 to 19 July 2015WEB, Wikimania 2015 in Mexico,weblink Wikimedia Mexico, 19 August 2014,weblink August 19, 2014, no, mdy-all, at the Hotel Hilton Mexico City Reforma in Mexico City, Mexico. Bidding officially opened in December 2013.Other candidate cities were: Arusha, northern Tanzania; Bali, a province in Indonesia; Cape Town, in South Africa; Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania; Esino Lario, province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy, and Monastir, in Tunisia. Shortlisted were Mexico City, Cape Town and Monastir.WEB, Young, Ellie, [Wikimedia-l] Announcement regarding Host for Wikimania 2015,weblink 19 August 2014, Mexico City was selected in April 2014.WEB,weblink Wikinoticias note about the election of Mexico City as the venue for Wikimania 2015, Spanish, May 11, 2014,weblink May 12, 2014, no, mdy-all, WEB,weblink Wikimania 2015 bids/Mexico City, wikimedia.org, March 29, 2015,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150323081947weblink">weblink March 23, 2015, no, mdy-all, The main venue was the Hilton Mexico City Reforma hotel.WEB,weblink Wikinoticias note about the election of Mexico City as the venue for Wikimania 2015 (in Spanish), May 11, 2014,weblink May 12, 2014, no, mdy-all, The organising entity was Wikimedia México, A.C., the Mexican local chapter representing the interests and goals of the Wikimedia Foundation.Related links:

2016

(File:Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, Italy (no subtitles).webm|thumb|Wikimania 2016 documentary)(:m:Wikimania 2016|Wikimania 2016), the twelfth Wikimania conference, took place from 24 to 26 June 2016, with peripheral events from 21–28 June, in the mountain village of Esino Lario, Italy.Wikimania 2016 bids/Esino Lario {{Webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150429040851weblink |date=April 29, 2015 }}, retrieved 2015-05-17 Esino Lario had bid unsuccessfully for the 2015 Wikimania. The venue is the first that is not a major city. During the event, it was announced that the Wikimedia Foundation's interim Executive Director, Katherine Maher, was appointed permanently.

2017

(File:Wikimania 2017 Closing Ceremony Group Photo-1.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Wikimania 2017 Closing Ceremony Group Photo)(:m:Wikimania 2017|Wikimania 2017), the thirteenth Wikimania conference, was held at Le Centre Sheraton Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from 9 to 13 August 2017.WEB,weblink [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2017 to be held in Montréal in Canada, Forrester, James, 2015-12-22, lists.wikimedia.org, 2017-02-17, NEWS, Wikipedia founder kicks off Montreal Wikimania by urging net neutrality,weblink 14 August 2017, The Canadian Press, Montreal Gazette, 11 August 2017,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20170815062512weblink">weblink August 15, 2017, no, mdy-all, The event was held in Canada during its sesquicentennial anniversary and in Montreal during its 375th anniversary.NEWS, Everett-Green, Robert, Montreal can count on a double payout, sharing a birthday with Canada,weblink February 8, 2017, The Globe and Mail, January 6, 2017, en-ca,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20170207012634weblink">weblink February 7, 2017, no, mdy-all, The first two days included WikiConference North America.

2018

(File:Group photo, Wikimania 2018, Cape Town ( 1050886).jpg|thumb|left|200px|Wikimania 2018 Group Photo)(:m:Wikimania 2018|Wikimania 2018), the fourteenth Wikimania conference, was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 18 to 22 July 2018 at the Cape Sun Southern Sun Hotel. The theme of the event was "Bridging Knowledge gaps: the Ubuntu way forward".WEB,weblink Why the theme for Wikimania 2018 will be “Bridging knowledge gaps—the ubuntu way forward” – Wikimedia Blog, Scott, Douglas, 5 February 2018, blog.wikimedia.org, en, 2018-08-10, It was the first time the event had been held in Sub-Saharan Africa and the first time the event had a theme. It was the second time the event was held in Africa or held in the Southern Hemisphere.

2019

(:wikimania:Wikimania|Wikimania 2019), the fifteenth Wikimedia conference, will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 14 to 18 August 2019.WEB,weblink Wikimania kommer till Sverige 2019, 22 August 2018, Sara Mörtsell, Swedish, 4 October 2018,

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