Wikimania 2023

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Wikimania 2023, the 18th Wikimedia conference, is planned to be an in-person and online event. We have started a glossary of terms to ensure every one understands what is being referred to.


Wikimania 2023 will take place from August 16 to 19, 2023. It will be an in-person event in Singapore as well as a hybrid event. Travel Scholarship was available for application from 12 January until 5 February at 23:59 AoE. Apply now!

Core Organizing Team (COT)[edit]

The ESEAP hub will be taking the lead on organizing the conference.

ESEAP leads, please contact these users for enquiries

  • Butch Bustria – Steering Committee, ESEAP Organizer, 2020 COT, based in Singapore
  • User:Gnangarra – Steering Committee, ESEAP Organizer, 2020 COT, 2021 COT, based in Perth, Western Australia
  • Venus Lui – from the 2022 COT, raised in Hong Kong, now based in Berlin, Germany
  • Athikhun Suwannakhan User:Athikhun.suw - from the original 2020 COT, based in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Robert Sim User:Robertsky – a Singapore Wikimedian, who has expertise in Audio Visual Technical needs of a conference both hybrid & remote.
  • Nur Fahmia User:Kunirasem – Javanese & Indonesian Wikimedian, organizer of WikiNusantara 2019, based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • User:Lady01v – Philippines, communications for COT in 2021
  • User:Agus Damanik – Wikisource event co-ordination in Indonesia
  • User:Ameisenigel – Master translator on many projects, specialist contributor


  • Andrew Lih (User:Fuzheado) – Wikimania Steering Committee liaison for COT

Sub committees[edit]

In the past the Wikimania COT's relied on the support of subcommittees to help assess Scholarships, Programming, and Trust & Safety. For 2023 we intend to return to this format and expand it to include new features as part of enabling hybrid components building on the successes of 2021 and 2022. We ask that if you are interested, please add yourself below and identify the specific area(s) or committee(s) you'd like to help with. The COT lead for each will contact you from this page first, these roles are not location-dependent and are open to everyone in the community. Please ensure that your user account preferences on this wiki have your email address enabled so that organizers would reach back to you for the result of your submitted expression of interest.


The Wikimania 2023 Core Organizing Team and ESEAP thank you for offering your support, and there will still be more opportunities if you haven't already signed up.

See #Updates for the latest information.


Updates as the Core Organizing Team (COT) and Steering Committee (SC) progress with Wikimania 2023 planning. Now over on

20 September 2022[edit]

  • Call for volunteers has concluded for Phase 1. Thanks to all who have generously signed up! There will be additional opportunities to volunteer, as we will need more help as Wikimania approaches. You can visit wikimania:2023:Volunteer to find out more.

The Wikimania 2023 Core Organizing Team and ESEAP thank you for offering your support, and there will still be more opportunities if you haven't already signed up.

What happens next: The COT will review the offers on what areas volunteers have indicated. Some of the immediate roles will require volunteers to undergo a Wikimedia Foundation Trust & Safety review as signing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) due to having access to private information. Once this is completed, we will send invitations to join a subcommittee.

Don't despair, this phase will take some time, and our focus will be on the areas that the COT need to get underway early, like the Scholarship teams. As a hybrid event, Wikimania will be merging two events (in-person and online) so there will be many opportunities coming up.

As the COT starts testing options, we will also call on you to participate in those discussions, using various tools that will be available.

If you have missed this call, there still is an ongoing call for volunteers as we are still imagining what is possible. Please go over to the volunteer page on wikimania:2023:Volunteer for more information.

6 September 2022[edit]

  • Call for volunteers has started, and put out on multiple channels – Wikimedia-L, Telegram groups, Facebook groups, on-wiki. Deadline 19 September 2022.

5 September 2022[edit]

  • The call for 2023 Core Organising Team has been closed with the new teams members notified

1 September 2022[edit]

  • COT, Steering Committee, WMF discussing
    • integration of the IRL, Online, Satellite event formats
    • venue options
    • timeline of preparations for program submissions, scholarships, and satellite events
  • Phabricator ticket to request be made ready for 2023
  • COT & SC are exploring a deeper dive into the impact of Wikimania features, activities, and formats

26 August 2022[edit]

  • City: Singapore – confirmed
  • Date: July/August -
  • COT: growing see above call out
  • Theme: Power of diverse collaboration: Sharing knowledge brings people together – tentative original theme for 2020

Event Design[edit]