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City bids for hosting Wikimania 2012, the 8th annual international Wikimedia conference.


This is the timeline for the Wikimania 2012 selection. Please note that these times may be subject to revision. You should check back to the scheduled date of the item for which you're interested; or subscribe to mail:wikimania-l for announcements.

  • November 18, 2010: Jury selection announced
  • January 4: Bidding officially opens
  • February 6 2011 (0:01 UTC): 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.
  • March 22(0:01 UTC): Bidding ends. All major information on bidding pages must be finalized.
  • March 22: Question & Answer begins.
  • TBD: Public meeting with existing bidders -- IRC, #wikimania channel on Freenode
  • March 22 - April 3: Refining of bids and answering questions.
  • April 3: Question & Answer from jury ends
  • March 22 - April 10: Jury deliberation.
  • April 11, 2011: Announcement of host city to public.

Bidding for Wikimania 2012[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 requirements for bidding cities for guidance.
  • Start a bid at [[Wikimania 2012/Bids/xxx]] where xxx is the name of your city. Use {{subst:Wikimania bid|2012}} for a basic layout.
  • 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 2012 talk page or to the organizers of the previous years.


Withdrawn bids[edit]

Unofficial bids[edit]