Watch this space for regular updates as the Core Organizing Team (COT) and Steering Committee (SC) progress with Wikimania 2023 planning. For other relevant updates, visit our diff post.
- Call for volunteers has concluded for Phase 1. Thanks to all who have generously signed up! There will be additional opportunities to volunteer, as we will need more help as Wikimania approaches. You can visit 2023:Volunteer to find out more.
The Wikimania 2023 Core Organizing Team and ESEAP thank you for offering your support, and there will still be more opportunities if you haven't already signed up.
What happens next: The COT will review the offers on what areas volunteers have indicated. Some of the immediate roles will require volunteers to undergo a Wikimedia Foundation Trust & Safety review as signing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) due to having access to private information. Once this is completed, we will send invitations to join a subcommittee.
Don't despair, this phase will take some time, and our focus will be on the areas that the COT need to get underway early, like the Scholarship teams. As a hybrid event, Wikimania will be merging two events (in-person and online) so there will be many opportunities coming up.
As the COT starts testing options, we will also call on you to participate in those discussions, using various tools that will be available.
If you have missed this call, there still is an ongoing call for volunteers as we are still imagining what is possible. Please go over to the volunteer page on 2023:Volunteer for more information.
- Call for volunteers put out on multiple channels - Wikimedia-L, Telegram groups, Facebook groups, on-wiki. Deadline 19 September 2022.
- The call for 2023 Core Organising Team has been closed with the new teams members notified
- COT, Steering Committee, WMF discussing
- integration of the IRL, Online, Satellite event formats
- venue options
- timeline of preparations for program submissions, scholarships, and satellite events
- Phabricator ticket to request Wikimania.wikimedia.org be made ready for 2023
- wikimania.wikimedia.org will be the focal point of all information, applications, program submissions
- COT & SC are exploring a deeper dive into the impact of Wikimania features, activities, and formats
- City:Singapore – confirmed
- Dates: July/August -
- COT: growing see above call out
- Theme: Power of diverse collaboration: Sharing knowledge brings people together – tentative original theme for 2020