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The Call for Presentations is expected to be from December 2016 to the end of January 2017

Any news on that? --Kritzolina (talk) 14:22, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

The "official" CFP should be sent out mid-February or so. While the original idea was to start them early, concerns about timely matters being difficult to assess so long in advance made that an iffy proposition.  ­– Coren(talk) 04:01, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Do presentations have to be in English?

Hi there, some people are asking if the presentations submitted necessarily have to be in English, or wether one can adress the community in one's own language. I would like to post the answer here --Nattes à chat (talk) 14:38, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

No. Presentations will be accepted both in French and English for main tracks presentations and workshops; and BoF sessions may be proposed in any language that makes sense for the target participants.

That said, it may be best if the proposal is made in English (or provides an English translation) since that will make it easier for the evaluation to take place.  ­– Coren(talk) 16:38, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

What qualifications should potential presenters have?

Dear programme committee: I have not attended Wikimania before, but this year it is much closer to my home than usual. I am an experienced conference presenter, but not about Wikipedia, although I have helped out at some editathons. Would I be eligible to make a 25-minute presentation? Also, about how many people attend each session?Anne Delong (talk) 01:46, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Selection of presentation is made primarily based on the abstract; one is eligible if one has something relevant to propose. :-) As for attendance, it varies widely - plenary presentations of wide interest are often attended by several hundred people, while some more specialized presentation or roundtables with a more limited target audience may have an attendance of a few dozen people.  ­– Coren(talk) 03:23, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Can proposals be amended?

Dear program-committee members, I was wondering whether proposals get finalized in the process of submitting them through the form (not sure how that’s actually implemented), or whether proposals can be amended (for example, by editing their submissions subpages) after filling out the form but before the deadline. Thanks, BlaueBlüte (talk) 17:30, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Well, for now I’m assuming that Template:draft will do the trick. BlaueBlüte (talk) 22:19, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
At the bottom of each submission you can use a template to mark it as ready for checking or not ready. And as long as it is not ready - it can be amended. Deror avi (talk) 08:06, 31 March 2017 (UTC)



We are currently asking ourselves about the language in which we will do our lecture. We are native French speakers, so French would be more easy for us, but as we want to reach as many wikimedians as possible, English would be preferable. Is there a live translation French->English (or English->French) planed?

Thanks — 0x010C ~talk~ 11:47, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Awareness Ribbon Submission

I want to submit a new awareness ribbon, how do I do this?

The banner and deadline dates

There seems limited english as the original language editors here? Informations and Accomodations - are not usual english usage, usually only non-native speakers add the 's'.

The english wikipedia banner has 30th March for submissions,

whereas here it says 10th April ? jarrahtree (talk) 00:58, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

What *time* on April 10?

Is it safe to assume that as long as it is April 10 "somewhere in the world" submissions will be open? Or do the organizers have a specific time zone in mind? Cscott (talk) 06:10, 8 April 2017 (UTC)

How to submit?

The page says "Deadline for submitting lightning talks, poster, and birds of a feather submissions: May 15, 2017", however, the submission form has been removed, so it's unclear how any of those are supposed to be submitted. --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 14:29, 12 April 2017 (UTC)