Registration begins for Wikimania 2005

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Wikimania 2005 - The First International Wikimedia Conference will be held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, from 5 August 2005 to 8 August 2005. The conference is now open for registration.

Wiki development is transforming the Internet, and the Wikimedia community is on the leading edge of the revolution. Wikis are part of a trend including blogs, podcasting, and other new media in which individuals are being empowered to produce media that is competitive with the mainstream. The Wikimania conference will explore these themes and more.

Wikimania will combine Wikimedia community discussions and software hacking with academic research, presentations of current implementations, and user/community panels. Wiki fans, community members, and developers are all invited to attend. More information may be found on the conference site. Attendees can coordinate travel plans and other informal events on the Wikimania community pages.

Wikimania is also accepting presentation and content submissions for the conference, in many languages; for more information, see our call for papers. Wikimedia is the non-profit organization operating the free encyclopedia Wikipedia and its sister projects Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikiquote, Wikispecies, and the free media repository Wikimedia Commons.

The conference is sponsored so far by Answers.com, a free online reference service and Socialtext Inc., a producer of software for social collaboration. The German Library Association is an official supporter of Wikimania.

About Wikimedia[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit corporation based in Florida, USA. It was founded in 2003 to maintain and develop free-content projects like Wikipedia, and to provide the full contents of those projects to the public free of charge. It is supported primarily by small donations from its broad userbase, and currently has national chapters in Germany and France.

Contact[edit]

For questions and further information, please contact the Wikimania team:

Email: wikimania-press@wikimedia.org
Phone: (North America) +1-727-231-0101
(Germany): +49 / 89 / 62 83 49 55
(France): +33 (0)1 56 36 18 37
(UK): +44 (0)208 816 7308
Fax: (North America) +1-727-823-8961