Wikimania presentations are about topics related to the work of Wikimedians and the Wikimedia projects. Submissions may be about any area of Wikimedia work, including technology and infrastructure, outreach and education, legal and social aspects, project community and community development, and project content. Submissions can be about ongoing or new projects and initiatives, related projects outside Wikimedia, and research related to the Wikimedia projects. Presentations, workshops and discussions can be aimed at any audience, including experienced Wikimedia contributors, new or beginning Wikimedia contributors, or current Wikimedia contributors who want to learn new skills or start work in a new area.
We especially welcome new Wikimania presenters, presentations about issues of current concern to the Wikimedia community, reports from Wikimedia's "sister projects" and discussions of the current work and future of these projects, and roundtable/birds of a feather discussions meant to discuss and solve current issues relating to the Wikimedia projects and community.
All presentations and discussions are encouraged to be as interactive as possible and facilitate learning and sharing by the attendees.
lectures will be presented by one or two presenters to an audience. They are generally intended to be 25 minutes long, but a limited number of 55-minute slots may be made available. Slides or video material may be included.
3-6 presenters share a 55 minute presentation slot to discuss a topic. A projection screen will be provided for the display of slides or video material; please specify if you have additional needs.
Forums to discuss issues in participation with the audience, in which presenters are expected to lead and moderate the discussion over a 55 minute session.
Workshops and tutorials
These are presentations with a focus on practical work directed either to acquiring a specific skill or doing a specific task. Sessions are 55 minutes led by the presenters in a classroom space suitable for laptops and work.
These are 5-minute presentations, shown together during one of the three themed sessions in the primary theatre during the conference. One session will be dedicated to each of: technical topics, community topics, or project-related topics.
During the conference, accepted on-topic posters in A1 or A2 format will be displayed prominently in the lounge and foyer areas. This is an opportunity to spread news, set out an idea, propose a concept, or explain a problem. The submitter will be available at their poster for at least one of two hour-long periods to greet attendees and answer questions.