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Wikimania - the Wikimedia Conference - August 4-6, 2006 -- Main Page draf[edit]

[wikimania logo]

Welcome to the Wikimania 2006 website! Wikimania is an annual international conference devoted to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation projects. Wikimania is both a scientific conference and a community event, bringing together the various Wikimedia projects. It's an opportunity for Wikipedians to meet each other, exchange ideas, and report on research and projects, as well as a chance for Wikipedians and the general public to meet and interact. Wikimania will also provide an opportunity to meet and talk with people at the forefront of the Wikimedia communities and wiki software development.

As well as being a forum for research and ideas about the Wikimedia Foundation projects, Wikimania will bring together those interested in free and open source software, free knowledge initiatives, and other wiki projects worldwide. Wikimania will also serve as a venue for people across fields, including software and hardware development, library and information science, knowledge management, journalism, law, policy, and education to share ideas about the future of open-source knowledge projects.


Wikimania 2006 will be held from August 4 through August 6th in Cambridge, Mass., USA, on the Harvard Law School campus. Cambridge is located in the greater Boston area. There are a wealth of recreational activities and cultural and historical sites nearby, and several optional field trips will be offered as part of the conference.

[picture of harvard yard from harvard article?]

Call for Participation[edit]

We are currently accepting submissions for papers, posters, presentations, workshops, discussion groups and speaker panels, as well as suggestions for other activities. More information can be found on the Call for Papers page. Contributions from both members of the Wikimedia community and from those outside it are welcome.

Wikimania 2005[edit]

Information about the first conference, Wikimania 2005, held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, can be found here. The proceedings from that conference can be found here. Wikimania 2005 was a stunning success with 380 participants from over 50 countries attending.

For more information[edit]

Registration is not yet open for Wikimania 2006. For more information, watch this site in the coming weeks, or email: email here.

FAQ page[edit]

Beginning of an FAQ list:

  • How do I register?
  • Are scholarships available?
  • What lodging will be available?
    • I need disabled accomodations
  • Can you help me with getting a visa?
  • Who can attend?
  • What language(s) will the conference be in?
  • Will there be any pre- or post- conference sessions?
  • When are hacking days?


Main Page Architecture[edit]

A proposal for the main page, with everything else cleared away:

main page: text above, + links to:

4 big logical organization sections:

  • About
  • Program
  • Logistics
  • Community

footer menu w/ email, menu?

With subpages: (side menu?)


  • Wikimania 2005
  • FAQ
  • For the press
  • How to get in touch with us


  • Call for participation
  • Program
  • Hacking days
  • Social events
  • Competitions
  • Information for speakers


  • Registration
  • Venue information
  • Lodging
  • Travel to Boston
    • Visas
  • Travel within Boston
  • Remote participation

===Community=== (inclds what sj put under discussion & related pages here)

  • Community discussions
  • Related pages, links