Wikimania 2009/Bids

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City bids for hosting Wikimania 2009, the 5th annual international Wikimedia conference:


  • December 15, 2007: Bidding opened.
  • January 12, 2008: Jury selection announced
  • January 12, 2008: Bidding creation ended. 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.
  • February 3rd (0:01 UTC): Bidding ended. All major information on bidding page were finalized.
  • February 3rd (3:00 UTC): Public meeting No. 1 with existing bidders.
    (15:00 UTC): Public meeting No. 2 with existing bidders
  • February 3rd: Question & Answer from jury began.
  • February 3rd - March 6: Refining of bids and answering jury's questions.
  • February 28: Question & Answer from jury ended.
  • February 21rd - March 13: Jury deliberation.
  • Post-March 13: Host city announced to public.
  • March 28th: Buenos Aires is selected by the Jury and an announcement is made to the public.

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Bidding for Wikimania 2009[edit]

Each year, Wikimania is organized in the city that proposed the best location for it to happen in good conditions, as determined by a jury. Each year, many community members get together to propose their city to host Wikimania in the years to come. Instructions for putting together a bid for your city:

  • Read the 2009 requirements for bidding cities for guidance.
  • Start a bid at [[Wikimania 2009/Bids/xxx]] where xxx is the name of your city
  • Get input from other wikimedians to help you with your bid on the various wikimedia lists (foundation-l, wikimania-l, wikipedia-l...)
  • Ask questions on the 2009 talk page or to the organizers of the previous years.


Unofficial bids[edit]

Unofficial bids, prior to bid opening on December 15, 2007, may be found here: Wikimania 2009/Bids/Unofficial bids