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COVID-19/2020年3月18日 - ウィキマニア・バンコクを2021年へ延期

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This page is a translated version of the page COVID-19/18 March 2020 - Postponing Wikimania Bangkok until 2021 and the translation is 62% complete.
このメールは2020年3月18日付で、メーリングリストの Wikimedia-l ならびに Wikimania-l に掲載したものです。詳細と更新情報は2019新型コロナウイルス (COVID-19) をご参照ください。



この8月にバンコクでみなさんをお迎えできなくなり、悲しい気持ちでいっぱいです。しかしながら、私たちのグローバルなコミュニティの健康ならびに公衆衛生を優先し、これがベストな決断だという自信があります。この決定は ESEAP 主催者が開催国による新型コロナウイルスの世界的流行に対する対応を受け入れた結果であり、また国連世界保健機構(WHO)の勧告に準拠しています。

You are certain to have many questions. We hope to answer some of your questions below. We will continue to answer questions on the Wikimania Meta-Wiki page and on the Wikimania Telegram group chat (more information below).


We will not host an in-person Wikimania in 2020. We are rescheduling Wikimania Bangkok until 2021. The ESEAP organizing team[2] will continue their work as a regional collaborative between affiliates in the East, South East, and Pacific regions to host us in Thailand next year.

The hotel and venue in Bangkok will remain the same. We have not yet finalized dates for 2021. We will work with the ESEAP team and Wikimania Steering Committee to confirm new dates. We will let you know these dates by the end of 2020.

The good news is that Wikimania 2021 will coincide with Wikipedia’s 20th birthday year. We expect this to be a truly memorable Wikimania -- an opportunity to celebrate reconnection after a year apart, along with the remarkable accomplishment of two decades of free knowledge.


There are no plans by the 2020 Wikimania hosts to organize a virtual, online event. Hosting Wikimania is a lot of work. The ESEAP team is committed to hosting the best possible in-person event in Bangkok in 2021. Therefore, they will not have the capacity to organize a virtual Wikimania this year.

However, the Wikimania committee, the ESEAP host team, and the Wikimedia Foundation all recognize that other members of the community may be interested in organizing a remote, global Wikimedia event for 2020. Although the Wikimedia Foundation does not have the capacity at this time to lead the organizing of a virtual online conference, we recognize others may have the desire to do so.


We are also considering proposals for improving the capacity of communities to organize local virtual convenings, and for how we can support communities in organizing impromptu local and regional Wikimedia events once the pandemic passes. As the situation has been changing rapidly we are still working on specifics and will share more information in the coming weeks.




This recommendation was made by the ESEAP organizers based on what we know about the current COVID-19 global health pandemic and current WHO guidelines. The decision was made together with the ESEAP team in consultation with the Wikimania Steering Committee and Wikimedia Foundation. Together we are fully and unanimously aligned around this decision.

Although we are genuinely sad to not have the opportunity to see you all this year, we also are fully supportive of this decision in all of our best interests. It allows our ESEAP community hosts to focus on the immediate needs of their families, local Wikimedia communities, and local communities as a whole. It is in line with global public health guidance and aligns the Wikimedia movement as a responsible actor in support of our common public good.

We want to thank all volunteers and affiliates that have been involved with planning Wikimania. We’re especially appreciative of the ESEAP for their leadership, flexibility, and compassion, as we have worked together to make some difficult decisions on this important event.


There are a number of channels where Wikimania is regularly discussed and where plans for 2021 will be posted as they develop. We welcome all interested participants to bring together our collective wisdom and creativity to discuss what happens next with Wikimania. You can find these channels here:


We know the Wikimedia community as generous and altruistic. Unsurprisingly, many volunteers have started applying their skills and attention to this current global pandemic. The Foundation created a page on Meta-Wiki where we can share and document the steps the Foundation and movement members are taking and ways to participate. We invite you to join us in documenting more about our collective response: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/COVID-19


私たちの世界と私たちの生活の多くは、ここ数週間で急速に変化しました。 それでも、私たちは歴史を見て、危機はしばしば人々が違いを脇に置き、コミュニティとケアに優先順位を付け、つながる方法を見つける瞬間でもあるという安心感を得ることができます。 ウィキメディア運動におけるコミュニティと目的の感覚は、これらの不確かな時代への強力な喜びです。




  • ESEAP コア組織チーム
  • ウィキメディア統括委員会
  • ウィキメディア財団イベント担当部門