Wikimania 2016 bids
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This page has information and links for Wikimania bids for hosting Wikimania 2016, the 12th annual international Wikimedia conference.
This is a rough timeline for the Wikimania 2016 selection. Please note that these times may be subject to some 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.
|August 2014||Wikimania 2016 jury call for volunteers|
|September 2014||Jury selection announced; Bidding officially opens|
|November 15 2014 23:59 UTC||Deadline for Proposals to Host;
List of qualified proposals announced by Jury. All hosts should have adhered to guidelines in criteria section and have created a page on Meta.
|November 20 – December 3, 2014||Public Question & Answer phase|
|December 1–15 2014||Conference Calls with Jury and bidding teams; deliberations.|
|by the end of 2014||Jury decision made; announcement of host city to bidders and public.|
Bidding for Wikimania 2016
Each year, Wikimania is organized in the city that proposes 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.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India(disqualified by the jury) Manila, Philippines
- Esino Lario, Lake Como region, Province of Lecco, Lombardy Region, Italy (chosen by the jury and later given final approval by the WMF)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania(disqualified by the jury)
St. Louis, United States(disqualified by the jury) Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States(disqualified by the jury)