Wikimania 2018 has ended — thanks to all who made it a success!
- See the program! Please use the hashtag #wikimania in your social media posts about the conference!
What is Wikimania?
Wikimania is the annual conference celebrating all the free knowledge projects hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation - Commons, MediaWiki, Meta-Wiki, Wikibooks, Wikidata, Wikinews, Wikipedia, Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikispecies, Wikiversity, Wikivoyage, and Wiktionary - with three days of conferences, discussions, meetups, training, and workshops. Hundreds of volunteers and Free Knowledge leaders from around the world gather to discuss issues, report on new projects and approaches, and exchange ideas.
The theme of Wikimania 2018 is "Bridging knowledge gaps: the Ubuntu way forward," with the aim of focusing on what and who is still missing from our sum of all human knowledge, and building shared strategies to bridge these collective gaps.
This year's Wikimania will be held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, from 18th July to 22nd July, 2018. All are welcome, whether you're an expert, enthusiast, beginner, or just curious!
The program is published!
The Wikimania pre-conference meetings will be held on 18 July 2018 to 19 July 2018; the main program will be held from 20 July 2018 to 22 July 2018. There will be 58 presentations, 32 posters, 22 workshops, 15 meetups (at least), 7 preconference events (at least), 4 keynote speakers, and several official social events and receptions.
The invited speakers for Wikimania this year are:
July 18th - Wednesday
July 19th - Thursday
July 20th - Day 1 - Friday
- Welcome, opening ceremony
- Presentations & sessions, community village, meet ups, etc.
July 21st - Day 2 - Saturday
July 22nd - Day 3 - Sunday
- Presentations and sessions
- Closing ceremony
July 23rd onwards