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Wikimania - The International Wikimedia Conference - August 4-6, 2006[edit source]

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Wikimania 2006 is the official conference of the Wikimedia Foundation.


Welcome to the Wikimania 2006 website! Wikimania is an annual international conference devoted to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation projects. Wikimania is both a scientific conference and a community event, bringing together the various Wikimedia projects. It's an opportunity for Wikipedians to meet each other, exchange ideas, and report on research and projects, as well as a chance for Wikipedians and the general public to meet and interact. Wikimania will also provide an opportunity to meet and talk with people at the forefront of the Wikimedia communities and wiki software development.

As well as being a forum for research and ideas about the Wikimedia Foundation projects, Wikimania will bring together those interested in free and open source software, free knowledge initiatives, and other wiki projects worldwide. Wikimania will serve as a venue for people across fields, including software and hardware development, library and information science, knowledge management, journalism, law, policy, and education to share ideas about the future of open-source knowledge projects.

Location[edit source]

Wikimania 2006 will be held from August 4 through August 6th in Cambridge, Mass., USA, on the Harvard Law School campus. Cambridge is located in the greater Boston area. There are a wealth of recreational activities and cultural and historical sites nearby, and several optional field trips will be offered as part of the conference.

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Call for Participation[edit source]

We are currently accepting submissions for papers, posters, presentations, workshops, discussion groups and speaker panels, as well as suggestions for other activities. More information can be found on the Call for Participation page. Contributions from both members of the Wikimedia community and from those outside it are welcome.

Wikimania 2005[edit source]

Information about the first conference, Wikimania 2005, held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, can be found here. The proceedings from that conference can be found here. Wikimania 2005 was a stunning success with 380 participants from over 50 countries attending.

For more information[edit source]

Registration is not yet open for Wikimania 2006. For more information, watch this site in the coming weeks, or email: email here.