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Wikimania 2008/Australia

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This Wikimania page is inactive and kept for historical interest. If you want to get the latest news on the coming Wikimania, or join the discussion of its planning, you may visit the conference's official website.

This page is for discussion regarding the proposed Australian bid to host Wikimania 2008.


other conventions / international activities / sport championships[edit]

Possibilities to organise Wikimania adjacent (pre- and/or post- convention) to other major (international) activities such as w:World Social Forum or w:European Social Forum or Sports - Brabo 21:50, 4 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

in 2007 is in January 2007: WSF in Nairobi (Kenia)
in 2007 is in June 2007: G8-meeting and also EU-meeting in ..... (Germany)
in July 2008 are in Sydney (Australia): World Youth Days (WYD 2008)
in August 2008 are in Beijng (China): Olympic Games 2008
==> Try to organise Wikimania 2008 either in Sydney (Aus.) or Beijng (China) and choose for Wikimania 2007 a city not in the same hemisphere as the 'proposed' one for 2008. - (Brabo 21:27, 17 September 2006 (UTC))[reply]



Location within Australia
See discussion on en.wiki. Possible locations discussed so far include Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
Local universities, possibly conference centres?
Research on the costs of transport to the host city will be necessary.


  • When during the year would the conference be held? 2005 was held in August and 2006 was as well.
  • Other events being held in Australia at similar times?

Sponsorship opportunities[edit]

Collaboration with universities (particularly IT schools, centres), governments (states IT programs, for example) and other bodies.

See also[edit]