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Grants:PEG/WM AR/Ibero-American Wikimedia Summit 2011

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This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2010-11. This is a grant to an organization.

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Legal name of chapter
Asociación Civil Wikimedia Argentina
Grant contact name
Galileo Vidoni
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
Deputy Secretary
Project lead name
Galileo Vidoni
Project lead user-name or e-mail
Project lead title (position), if any
Deputy Secretary
Full project name
Ibero-American Wikimedia Summit 2011
Amount requested (in USD)
u$s 18'000 (estimated)
Provisional target start date
April 15th, 2011
Provisional completion date
June 30th, 2011

Budget breakdown[edit]

Airline ticket prices as of May 2, 2011, provided by local Travel Agency. Local transportation from Aeroport to Hotel is also included.

Delegation Roundtrip 6-23 / 6-27 Attendees Total Cost
Portugal Lisbon 3 (2 PT + 1 BR) 5835
Spain Madrid 2 2710
Uruguay Montevideo/MVD 2 320
Chile Santiago/SCL 2 960 (non-stop)
Mexico Mexico/MEX 2 2640 (1 stop)
Brazil Porto Alegre 1 561
Venezuela Caracas/CCL 2 1460
Bolivia La Paz/LPB 2 960
Colombia Bogotá 1 859
Colombia Bucaramanga 1 1045
Total + local transfers 18 18'000

Project scope[edit]

From June 24-26, 2011, the first Ibero-American Wikimedia Summit will be held in Buenos Aires and representatives from Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela will be invited, as well as a representative of the WMF Board, as well as representatives from the Chapters Committee.

We will deal with different topics and challenges having to do with both our region and the Wikimedia movement as a whole, speaking in our native languages and including not only existing chapters but also those groups that are making their first steps towards organization.

The project for an Ibero-American Wikimedia Summit has been officialy presented by Wikimedia Argentina to Asaf Bartov, WMF Head of Global South Relationships, who has expressed the Foundation's enthusiasm and support for organizing the event.

Project goal[edit]

We want the Ibero-American Wikimedia Summit to be useful for future, new and existing chapters; to establish a landmark on using languages other than English on the global level; to produce input for the WMF and chapters on implementing the movement’s strategic goals in Ibero-America; and especially to help strenghtening the Wikimedia movement in Latin America, as a particular region within the developing world/Global South/Third World (we’ll also discuss this ‘Global South’ concept).

A preliminary agenda, roughly translated from the original brainstorming in Spanish, can be found here.

Non-financial requirements[edit]


Wikimedia Argentina will cover on its own all costs having to do with accommodation, logistics and catering.

Other benefits[edit]

From the Foundation side, this will enable people from the Board and staff to get in touch with different groups in Latin America that are otherwise difficult to reach, partly because of the linguistic barrier.

As for media attention, Wikimedia Argentina believes we can get an important level of attention by organizing some public activities on June 26, after the Summit's official closure. The Ibero-American approach can be especially interesting for both intergovernmental agencies (OEI) and corporations who take the region as a business location and may be able to partner with us.

Measures of success[edit]

It is difficult to establish quantitative measures of success for such an ambitious event. However, we expect great qualitative advances in the organization of the Wikimedia movement in Latin America, as well as increasing collaboration towards common projects among Ibero-American chapters and working groups.

The Summit will produce, however, documentation that will serve as an important input for both the Fondation and Wikimedia chapters. It will document the regional perspective on the strategic goals, the Global South, possible alternate organizations models in Latin America, etc. We will share all of this ideas and conclussions with the rest of the movement in Wikimania 2011.

On the other hand, sharing experiences and know how between established chapters and newly formed groups will translate into an increased level of activity and enhaced organization models in the short to mid term.