Wikimania 2016 bids/Esino Lario/Schedule
You find Wikimania Esino Lario schedule on Wikimania2016 website. Wikimania Esino Lario will actually take place from 2015 until 2017 with an extended program of gatherings, presentations and trainings organized thanks to the project Wikimania Esino Lario - Protagonismo culturale offline e online (in Italian).
Wikimania Esino Lario takes place the last week of June 2016 (21-28 June 2016).
- Pre-conference wednesday 22 June - thursday 23 June 2016
- Conference friday 24 June - sunday 26 June 2016
- Post-conference monday 27 June 2016.
Reasons for the selected dates. The last week of June has been selected for a series of important advantages it can assure: school is over in Italy so we can take advantage of transport and venues, tourism is heavy in the region in July-August, and normally it is the best weather. The availability of restaurants and accommodation would be critical in July and August, and – because of the main tourist season – we would have problems to have the support of local volunteers fully working in the area in July and August, or away for holidays. We can of course take care of everything which can facilitate the participation of attendees during the Ramadan and we can assure meals and food at the needed time.
|Just before the event||* Wikimania Takes Lake Como.|
|Pre-conference||The pre-conference lasts two days and it includes
|Conference||The conference lasts three days and it includes the full program.|
|Post-conference||The post-conference lasts one day and allows meetups and the use of the collaborative space. During the post-conference the Wikimania meeting is organized.|
|Before and beyond Wikimania Esino Lario||To reach a wide public Wikimania is surely the right event. It highlights Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, it can generate media coverage and it is a chance to meet people engaged in it. But to have an efficient impact on a territory (in particular in a non-English speaking country with a conference in English) the conference needs to be framed on a wider program of activities.