Wikimania: The Festival Edition! will be taking place on 11-14 August, 2022. Wikimania is the Wikimedia movement’s annual conference celebrating all the free and open knowledge projects made possible by the volunteer community.
This year’s Wikimania will bring Wikimedians together to create, celebrate and connect, virtually and with in-person components. Want to know how this year’s Wikimania: The Festival Edition came about? Check this out to learn more.
Program submissions and grant applications open today. Here’s what you should know:
The Wikimania 2022 Core Organizing Team is looking for session proposals that are
- fun, celebratory and engaging.
- regional, shining a light on communities across the movement through the festivities.
- and that welcome newcomers, creating a safe space for first-time attendees that illuminates and inspires.
As last year, Wikimania: The Festival Edition! Will have a main stage, as well as a “tent”, or programming tracks, for movement groups and affiliates (for user groups, chapters, and thematic organizations to present as a group), and a “tent” for individuals and collectives (for community members to present alone or together with other individuals).
The program will be multilingual, but this time with expanded language support.
Read more about the program and submit your session proposal by 14 June, 2022.
Affiliate grants and individual scholarships:
Wikimania 2022 will have a grants program for affiliates to fund the organizing of Wikimania local events. These events could include local meetups and watch parties, affiliate led sessions.
We are also offering scholarships for individual attendees to enable their participation in Wikimania 2022. Scholarships can cover things like childcare, meals, data packages and small hardware purchases.
What are we funding?
|Affiliate Program (grant)||Individual Program (scholarship)|
|Local meetups / events|
|Small hardware (webcam, microphone, mouse, head/ear phones)||Small hardware (webcam, microphone, mouse, head/ear phones)|
Read more and apply by 3 June. Looking forward to bringing the Wikimania 2022 Festival to life with you!