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Submissions/Future of Wikimania

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This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2017.

Submission no. 2087 - CD
Title of the submission
Future of Wikimania
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)

Panel and roundtable

Author of the submission
  • Andrew Lih, (User:Fuzheado), member of Wikimania Steering Committee
  • others
Language of presentation


E-mail address




Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimania Steering Committee

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

What is the future of Wikimania, and how should it evolve going forward?

In 2016, the bidding and selection process for Wikimania was altered to avoid asking chapters to spend many hours and resources in failed bids. The steering committee has been revamped with new members, and is eager to hear more viewpoints on how location and themes are determined, and how Wikimania could be improved going forward.

A recap of the last discussion at Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, Italy, may be useful.[1]

What will attendees take away from this session?


Theme of presentation
  • WikiCulture & Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

Beginning - Intermediate

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
45 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?


Slides or further information (optional)

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  1. I'm curious what this Wikimania thing is all about. Gamaliel (talk) 02:12, 10 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Schiste (talk) 08:06, 10 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Jamie Tubers (talk) 10:09, 11 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  4. --Gereon K. (talk) 13:53, 26 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  5. --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 08:22, 17 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Doc James (talk) 21:37, 28 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Rozmador (talk) 02:37, 29 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Kosboot (talk) 14:49, 31 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  9. --Iopensa (talk) 15:41, 3 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  10. ..#Michaelgraaf (talk) 18:42, 12 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  11. -Another Believer (talk) 17:40, 13 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]