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Meet the wiki community in Washington.

  • Join us for a gathering of experts, enthusiasts, and those who are just curious, in a center of academia, culture, and technology.
  • Engage at the official annual conference of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.
  • Relish a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

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Wikimania is the annual international conference of the Wikimedia community. Wikimania allows the community and the general public to learn about and share their experiences with free knowledge initiatives all over the world.

Wikimania is organized by a different local team each year. In 2012, the conference is taking place in Washington, D.C.. The previous conferences were held in Frankfurt, Germany (2005), Boston, USA (2006), Taipei, Taiwan (2007), Alexandria, Egypt (2008), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2009), Gdańsk, Poland (2010), and Haifa, Israel (2011).

Partners and Collaborators

tech@state
Department of State, Office of eDiplomacy

the Wikimedia Foundation

Library of Congress
Opening Reception Co-host

Broadcasting Board of Governors

National Archives and Records Administration
National Archives and Records Administration

Wikimedia DE

OpenHatch
Hackathon Partner


Sponsors

Google

Ask.com Wikia The Saylor Foundation wikiHow The Richard Lounsbery Foundation Encyclopedia of Life Zoomph




Travel Discounts Provided By

For information on air and train travel discounts from these providers, email WikimaniaTravel@wikidc.org

United Skyteam Amtrak


» July 6–9: Wikimania Takes Manhattan
» July 10–11: Hackathon & Chapters' Meeting
» July 12–14: Main Conference
» July 15: Unconference

Schedule

Schedule
Learn more about the events we planned.

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