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idea creator
Siko (WMF)
project manager
EYoung (WMF)
community organizer
I JethroBT (WMF)
Shouston (WMF)
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  • 维基媒体国际会议——历来是一个属于所有维基媒体改革参与者的会议
  • 维基媒体大会——历来是一个面向维基媒体基金会成员与联盟组织(分会,专门组织,用户组和维基委员会)的会议
  • Regional or country focused conferences - regional community gatherings (e.g. WikiArabia, Iberocoop Conference, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)), or country-specific Wikimedia Conferences (e.g. WikiCon USA)
  • Thematic conferences - global community gatherings focused on particular themes Diversity Conference, Wikisource Conference, Global Hackathons, GLAMWiki Conference



問題 1: 維基媒體運動投資了可觀的資源來舉辦維基國際年會,包含巨額的時間以及志工或職工的精力,然而我們還沒有建構出對於運用上述資源舉辦的年會,想要達到成效的共享理念。於是,我們也很難得知維基國際年會是否符合運動所需。

在過去十年來,維基媒體運動的相關會議不論是在數量、範圍、或是複雜性都有所提升。是在這之中最大的維基媒體運動會議:維基國際年會Wikimania尤其可見其成長。 2014年在倫敦以及2015年於墨西哥舉辦的維基國際年會,其總支出(包含旅支、住宿、補助、工作人員薪資、以及直接與會議相關的支出)共約一百萬美金。兩場年會的參與者分別是倫敦1,520位,墨西哥則是800位左右。作為維基媒體會議的組織者、贊助者、主持者、演講者、或參與者等等身份的我們,要怎麼樣才能知道我們投入維基國際年會的資源是符合運動所需的?

問題2: Wikimania組織與執行的形式是隨著時間有機自然生成的,針對個別的問題每次進行些微的修正。這造成了許多問題年復一年沒有解決,一直保存下來。 主辦權的競標方式,以及各個團體在籌備過程中的角色和責任的不明確,是每年最受關注的兩個領域。在這個點上,看起來需要更大的結構性變革。但是什麼形式的變化,能為這個運動的需求帶來最好的支援?

Based on conversations with past Wikimania hosts, committees related to Wikimania (e.g. Jury Committee, Steering Committee, Program Committee), WMF Staff, and community volunteers and participants, the following issues have been identified. You can edit this table to add other issues, if you like.

Area Issues
Outcomes & Connections between conferences


  1. Wikimania does not have a set of clearly articulated goals or target outcomes
  2. Movement conferences have very few explicit connections between each other (e.g. continued and progressive conversations; connection between Program topics)
Roles & Responsibilities


  1. WMF has played many different roles in regards to Wikimania, but that role has changed each year. The on-going role of WMF in Wikimania remains unclear (i.e. are they just a funder or an active participant?).
    • As background, WMF has been involved in activities across every part of Wikimania, for example: (1) Pre-conference: funding, planning travel, and conference logistics (2) During the conference: hackathon organization, organizing special workshops and (3) Post conference: Wikimania survey and analysis.
  2. Unclear decision making authority between multiple committees and WMF, particularly around two decisions:
    1. Deciding the host country, community, and conference venue:
      • Jury Committee – Reviews and votes on community bids and makes a recommendation on the final host country/community.
      • Steering Committee – An advisory group comprising of former Wikimania organizers. This groups "blesses" the Jury Committee recommendation, but has no veto power.
      • WMF – Makes final decision / approval, based on Jury recommendation and site visits to potential host countries/communities.
    2. Deciding the conference program:
      • Program Committee – Decides presentations & talks to be included in final Wikimania program
      • WMF – No staff involvement at this time, but there are WMF staff members who participate in their volunteer capacity as potential speakers and workshop organizers.
      • Role of the local organizing committee is currently not consistent year to year (they do work closely with program committee and sometimes are responsible for special tracks and invited talks)
  3. Role or participation of local affiliate varies depending on local community / host leadership


  1. Bid system
    • Competitive nature of the bid system damages relationships - people who invest time in bids and "lose" are demoralized.
    • A significant amount of volunteer time is spent on preparing bids, sometimes leading high-potential bids to drop out
    • No formal rules govern how Wikimania should rotate locations / geographic regions.
    • Mismatch between local community capacity/leadership/interest in hosting and the logistics/expense of hosting
  2. Event coordination
    • High risk of volunteer burnout, depending on size of local community and volunteers
    • A specific skill set is required for organizing and hosting a major conference, though the hiring of the WMF Events Manager has mitigated this in recent years
  3. Short timescales in booking venues results in higher costs.
Communication & Resources


  1. Need to balance between the need for private due-diligence discussions (e.g. Negotiation of contract with main venue) and the need for public communication and open accountability.
  2. Documentation on planning and running conferences is outdated, needs improvement, or is not easily accessible / located.
  3. Many conference sessions lack adequate documentation (e.g. videos or notes) and are not centralized.
  4. When processes change or are improved (e.g. scholarships), those changes are either not well communicated or broadly understood





  1. 從各類維基媒體會議的脈絡中,建立彼此認同的Wikimania的新價值
  2. 重新思考2018年之後的所有Wikimania形式,並確立明確的角色分工與職責。


2015年12月15日 公告諮詢,尋求社群各界參與
2016年1月18日 諮詢期結束
2016年2月8日 報告目前的研究發現以及接續行動
2016年3月-5月 開始進行2018年修改方向的基礎工作
2016年6月21-28日 2016年維基媒體國際會議
2016年9月-12月 分析2016年維基媒體國際年會的成效,吸收其教訓納入2018年的計畫,決定最終2018年的方案。


下列的宣言是建立在統整過去維基媒體運動會議的質性、量性資料以及現身說法。[1] [2] [3] [4]

The value of Wikimedia movement conferences

Gathering together at a movement conference helps to deepen and strengthen our relationships, both within our communities and as a global movement.


1. 透過在專案之間或團體之間(例:用戶組、社群等)的合作。這些專案或團體能夠在會議中或會議結束後,被組織起來運作。
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FloNight, Rosiestep, and I already knew each other before Wikimania 2015 in Mexico City. But at Wikimania this year, we came together and were inspired to form the WikiWomen's User Group, a group that provides "a space for women on Wikimedia to collaborate on projects, discuss issues, socialize with each other, and a space for Wikimedians to work on gender-related issues." Wikimania inspired us to create the group because we were able to have those inspiring conversations in person that wouldn't have happened over email. As of December 2015, there are now 74 members.

— Keilana from Wikimania 2015

It was only looking backwards in late 2014 that I, The Interior, Sadads, and Nikkimaria realized all four of us leading the The Wikipedia Library had met in person for a weekend-long GLAM Bootcamp in Washington D.C in 2013 over a year before. We shared a coincidental interest in GLAM, but it wasn't the particular subject that brought us together those three days: it was the personal connection, rapport, familiarity, and sense of possibility we developed. By socializing in a shared 10-bed hostel, sharing day-long discussions around a conference table at the National Archives, taking breaks to explore historical monuments, and spending nights crafting hilariously well-referenced Wikipedia trivia articles, we were unknowingly laying the foundation of the Wikipedia Library’s core. At an event only designed to give us the basics, what we really came away with was the basis of trust and drive to come together again with an instant sense of confidence and possibility.”

— Ocaasi about GLAM Bootcamp in 2013

2. 透過分享我們自己的經驗,以及從他人的經驗裡學習。
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User:Soni and I attended Wikimania 2014 in London, and we were able to attend two roundtable discussions on helping new users getting started on Wikimedia projects, and how best to retain their participation. Both of these discussions highlighted two things that help engage and retain new users: (1) personalizing invitations and (2) making a personal connection that shows there is a human behind the username. These discussions informed some of the aspects of the mentorship space we were creating, The Co-op. The roundtable discussions motivated our decisions to prepare semi-personalized invitations, create user profiles that included more personal information (such as a free-hand description on why the mentor / learner was in the space), and to recognize the achievements of successful new editors.

— I JethroBT from Wikimania 2014

My first CEE (Central and Easter European) Wikimedia Meeting was in Kiev in December 2014. Me and the other two Bulgarians who attended heard for the first time of the Wiki Loves Monuments and the Wiki Loves Earth contests. Actually, I had heard of WLM, but having no Freedom of Panorama and no Fair Use in Bulgaria, I had immediately ruled it out that we could ever have a Bulgarian edition of WLM. The truth was that from our colleagues from CEE we learned a lot about how to set up the contest in a way that avoids the Freedom of Panorama problems, and in 2015 Bulgaria joined both contests for the first time. That wouldn't be possible if we hadn't learned from the experiences other people shared at a real life event, with all these seeable and touchable WLM and WLE framed photos, calendars, postcards, beer coasters and pin buttons. It was really inspiring!

— User:Spiritia, about the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Conference in 2014

3. 透過解決問題,或至少讓問題程度降低。面對面的對話,讓我們有機會可以談談我們日常的維基生活中所發生的問題(例:社群方針、法務建議、使用者見面⋯⋯等),還有這些問題可以怎麼解決。
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The first WikiArabia conference was held this year in Tunisia, as the “first annual conference for Wikipedians and Wikimedians from across the Arabic world.” One session at this conference focused on “Arabic Wikipedia policies and suggestions for new solutions”, where attendees discussed how to address old or outdated policies that needed to be updated. One solution proposed was to establish a committee of users (admins and editors with sufficient experience) to review a policy periodically. When the conference organizers followed-up after the conference with an admin, they confirmed that some of the policies were actually reviewed after the conference!

—  Vivaystn from WikiArabia 2015




Host Selection
  • 競爭式的各地區撰寫提案
  • 評審會從數個提案中選出一個適當作為主辦方
  • 維基媒體基金會在完成必要核計後會通過提案並資助經費


  • 議程委員會的核心每年相同。
  • 主辦單位跟議程有關的通常會聚焦在議程安排、設定特色講軌、重點講座或邀請演講。


  • 在地的贊助者、對外公關、以及會場的志工
  • 報到以及娛樂活動
  • 議程中講者的邀請以及每年特色講軌的設定


  • 針對會場與住宿處的談判與簽約
  • 獎學金計畫
  • 專案預算與流程、以及全球的贊助者
  • 委員會、提案者、以及主辦方的協調

Current roles

Host: The organization or team representing the region where Wikimania is held.

Program Committee: Group responsible for requesting and selecting sessions to include in the Wikimania program.

Jury: Group currently responsible for selecting the host.

Steering Committee: Group tasked with making recommendations to members of the jury for the host selection process, and generally advising Wikimania hosts.

WMF Events Manager: WMF's main point of contact for Wikimania coordination


謹記維基人在維基國際年會或是其他的運動會議中想要達成的目標效益,讓我們思考有哪些可能的新形式可以最有效的支持上述的效益。歡迎您提供改善在此已經列出的走向的建議,也歡迎您在討論頁提出其他可能的新形式! 目前2016年維基國際年會也正在實驗新的形式[5]——這次實驗所得到的學習經驗也將用於2017年及之後的會議。[6] - lessons learned from this experiment should also be fed into future forms for 2017 and beyond.

  • 不再競標
  • 改成全球各地輪辦的方式,以3或4年為一週期(可以分成幾個地區或幾個大洲的區塊)。
  • 維基媒體基金會以及主掌委員會將會選定地點並且邀請在地的社群參與,與預定的主辦方共同發展年會的規劃。
  • 不再舉辦一個給所有人參與的大型維基國際年會
  • 相對而言,每年將進行更多地區性或主題性的會議。提案將會被補助流程所取代,會議補助的資金將會提供給主辦會議的社群。
  • 想想我們有哪些方式可以將這些地區性或主題性的活動彼此建立更多關聯性(也許可以透過線上的方式或是透過不同地區的大使代表)
  • 每兩年舉辦全球性的維基國際年會
  • 如果當年沒有舉辦全球性的國際年會,整體運動將會把精力花在舉辦地區性或主題性會議上
  • 想想我們有哪些方式可以將這些地區性或主題性的活動彼此建立更多關聯性(也許可以透過線上的方式或是透過不同地區的大使代表)


  • 議程組的主席是由主掌委員會指派,同時也會將地點列入計畫中
  • 議程主席將會挑選議程委員會成員
  • 地區性或主題性的會議,其議程將會由在地的主辦者與會議參與者來主導決定
  • 類似現在運作的形式。如果主辦的在地團隊想要聚焦在內容的話,維基媒體基金會可以處理更多的旅運相關事務。
  • 維基媒體基金會能夠對地區性或主題性的會議提供十分大量的旅運以及活動規劃的支援(例:獎助金以及行程、場地的預定等)[7]



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  • Instigator Would like your input to build a more sustainable plan for supporting Wikimania and other movement conferences. Siko (WMF) (talk) 00:17, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Community organizer Helping facilitate communications and engage groups and individuals interested in Wikimedia movement conferences. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 23:42, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Project manager help coordinate feedback and work with community and WMF to implement changes. EYoung (WMF) (talk) 01:19, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Researcher Finding, summarizing and analyzing qualitative and quantitative information from past movement conferences. Shouston (WMF) (talk) 04:46, 3 December 2015 (UTC)



  1. Conference reports submitted by WMF grantees (e.g. Wikimedia Conference report, reports from regional conferences such as Wiki Indaba and WikiCon USA)
  2. Post-conference evaluation surveys conducted by the organizing teams, e.g. Wikimania 2014, Wikimania 2015, Wikimedia Conference 2014, Wikimedia Conference 2015, Wiki Indaba 2014, WikiArabia 2015
  3. Hundreds of Wikimania Scholarships reports from 2014 and 2015
  4. Conversations with conference organizing teams, volunteer committees, and conference attendees
  5. 詳見2016年維基國際年會的計畫基本原則評估任務,以及議程規劃注意事項
  6. 參見重新想像維基媒體機會補助諮詢報告中的會議與旅行支援資助部分