Wikimedia Conference 2015/Social events

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Event schedule[edit]

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
  • Casual meet-and-greet Tuesday afternoon and evening for those arriving early. Please email Pine to join.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
  • See daytime tour information below
Thursday, May 14, 2015
  • See daytime tour information below
  • Dinner snacks and drinks will be provided at WMDE’s office and event space to meet, chat and to toast to a wonderful conference weekend.
Friday, May 15, 2015
  • After the end of the first conference day, snacks and drinks will be waiting for you at WMDE’s office and event space.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Let’s have a party and round off Saturday in a club, with music and snacks. Starting at 7 p.m. we would like to take you out to HomeBase Lounge.We will begin the evening with dinner and drinks. A DJ will enhance the atmosphere with classic disco hits and get you in the dancing mood. The venue is conveniently located in walking distance to the conference venue, Potsdamer Platz and the hotel Motel One Leipziger Platz.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
  • See tour information below
  • A last dinner at WMDE’s office and event space will be provided to round off the Wikimedia Conference 2015.

Important Addresses[edit]

WMDE Office (Dinner Snack)

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.

Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24

10963 Berlin

Click here for exact location.

HomeBase Lounge (WMCON Party)

HomeBase Lounge

Köthener Str. 44

10963 Berlin

Click here for exact location.

Guided city walks[edit]

Martin Rulsch, former Board member of Wikimedia Germany, provides sightseeing tours through his home city Berlin on 13, 14 and 17 May. Please register for a tour if you want to join, and send him an email: Wikimail, martin.rulsch(_AT_)

For further information see the subpages and sign up there too.

Thematic/regional/language-specific meetups[edit]

If you are planning a thematic/regional/language-specific meetup, please indicate your interest in the overview below. The event team suggests to use the rooms at the conference venue Verlag der Tagesspiegel from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, for this purpose. In order to be able to better plan ahead, we would like to kindly ask you to indicate your interest in hosting the get-together on Friday in the overview below (see "Comments").

Meetup Name Description Initiator/Contact Person Participants Date&Time(suggested by event team) Location(suggested by event team) Comments
Communications Happy Hour Katherine Maher, Juliet Barbara Thursday, May 14, evening Synkope room, WMDE's office
Francophones meetup WikiFranca is a partnership between francophone Wikimedia chapters and affiliated working groups. We invite francophones and francophiles to join this meeting in Room E, Friday 15 May at 18:00.

WikiFranca est une collaboration entre les chapitres francophones de Wikimédia et les groupes de travail affiliés. Nous invitons les francophones et francophiles à participer à la rencontre dans la salle E, vendredi 15 mai, à 18:00.

Benoit Rochon Friday, May 15

6.00 p.m. -

8.00 p.m.

Conference venue

Room E

East and SouthEast Asia meetup Liang-chih Shangkuan Friday, May 15

6.00 p.m. -

9.00 p.m.

conference venue

Verlag Der Tagesspiegel

African meetup Theresa Hume Saturday, May 16

7.00 a.m. -

8.30 a.m.

conference venue

Hotel Motel 1 - Breakfast Area

Please note that this meetup has been moved from Friday evening to accommodate other meetups
WMCEE meetup

Meeting of Wikimedians of Central and Eastern Europe to discuss details related to Wikimedia CEE Spring 2015 and Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2015, as well as general regional cooperation.

Friday, May 15

6.15 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.


9.35 p.m. - 10.40 p.m.

conference venue

Verlag Der Tagesspiegel, room A /

Wikimedia Deutschland office


Etherpad 2

U.S. and Canada meetup Pine Friday, May 15

6.00 p.m. -

9.00 p.m.

wmde office
Wiki Remembers Flanders Fields (WW1 1914-18) Derek Giroulle SusikMkr, MADe (talk) Friday, May 15

6.00 p.m. -

9.00 p.m

wmde office