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Wikimania 2008

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Wikimania 2008 is the 4th annual Wikimedia Conference which was held in Alexandria, Egypt between July 17 – 19, 2008. Information is available on the official website, wikimedia2008.wikimedia.org.


  • August 20, 2007: Bidding opens
  • August 20: Jury selection announced
  • August 30: Bidding creation ends. List of running cities announced.
    All cities which intend to run for the bidding process should have created a page on meta and entered the official list. New bids will not be accepted after this date.
  • September 23 (0:01 UTC): Bidding ends. All major information on bidding pages must be finalized.
  • September 23 (15:00 UTC): Public meeting with existing bidders
  • September 23: Question & Answer from jury begins.
  • September 23 - October 5: Refining of bids and answering jury's questions.
  • October 5: Question & Answer from jury ends
  • October 6: Jury deliberation.
  • on or before October 10: Announcement of host city to public.

Reference documents


  • Expenses: something can be found in form 990, p. 24 (repeated at p. 26); totals at p. 2, line 4d (79,512 $ including grants for 17,709 $, revenue 15,674 $) as explained at p. 33.


A wishlist was generated for what Wikimania 2008 should include. Recommendations were solicited for what to avoid and what not to forget. Notes found at the Wikimania 2008 Wishlist.

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