Planning your Wikimania Festival experience

The Wikimania Festival Edition takes place from 11 to 14 August, virtually and in person across the globe. If you have already registered for the virtual event – great! We can’t wait to see you there! And if you haven’t, you can register from now through the duration of the event here. 

We just announced the Wikimania 2022 Program, so take a look and find the sessions you’re most interested in! While you do, here is a quick orientation to help you start planning.

Finding your way around the Festival

The Wikimania 2022 virtual event will take place on PheedLoop. Just like an in person festival, Wikimania 2022 will have different spaces or ‘tents’ with entertainment, activities, celebrations, workshops, tutorials, and more. You can make your own schedule in PheedLoop ahead of time, moving freely between tents so that you catch everything you most want to see!

Tent 1, Tent 2 and Tent 3: 

These are the tents of programming that will be running throughout Wikimania hours. We will have keynotes, endnotes, art, entertainment & culture highlights, informational lectures, workshops, discussions and rotational regional segments to spotlight various projects. We will also feature local events, allowing groups to stream in live and show us what they’re working on.

Networking Tent

This is an open social space at Wikimania where you can get together with other Wikimedians during extended hours. If you want to host sessions outside of the formal program, you can use this space to schedule meetups in advance for up to 25 people, or host something impromptu. If you’re speaking in the program and want to continue the discussion after the session ends, you can send your audience over to the Networking Tent to keep the conversation going. 

You will also be able to search for other users with your same interests or skills you are interested in learning and meet them in the Networking Tent. And, for newcomers, we will have an informal buddy system that will connect you with experienced Wikimanians for tips and support getting oriented.

On-demand content

If you can’t get enough of the Wikimania Festival, why not stream more on-demand? Check out the on-demand programming Commons category, where Wikimedians will be contributing content for others to watch during and after the Festival.

Hackathon

The Hackathon–an event open to the general public to work together on technical projects and learn new skills–will be held in between Wikimania programming hours on Friday August 12 and Saturday August 13. It will take place on PheedLoop with video sessions held on Jitsi.

Program overview

Day 1 – Asia Oceania
August 11
Day 2 – Americas 
Beginning August 12
Day 3 – Africa, Europe, Middle East
August 13
Day 4 – Global Day
August 14
Hours of programmingWikimania: 9:00 – 15:00 UTCWikimania: 14:00 – 16:00 UTC 

Hackathon: 16:00 – 22:00 UTC

Wikimania: 22:00 – 2:00 UTC
Wikimania: 7:00 – 12:00 UTC

Hackathon: 12:00 – 17:00 UTC

Wikimania: 17:00 – 20:00 UTC
Wikimania: 8:00 – 12:00 UTC

Global festivities: 12:00 – 14:30 UTC

Wikimania: 14:30 – 19:00 UTC
Networking hours06:00 – 18:00 UTC10:00 – 20:00 UTC05:00 – 22:00 UTC06:00 – 21:00 UTC

Join us for practice sessions

Curious to see how PheedLoop works? We will be hosting both attendee and speaker practice sessions to help you learn your way around. 

Sessions will be held on Monday August 8 and Tuesday August 9 at different times to accommodate all timezones. Participation details are on the Wikimania Wiki.

See you at Wikimania: The Festival Edition!

Whether this is your first or one of many Wikimedia events you’ve attended, Wikimania: The Festival Edition! will be a welcoming place, bringing Wikimedians together to connect, enjoy and draw inspiration from all remarkable work of the Wikimedia movement. 

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ, and see you at this year’s Wikimania!