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This is a mockup of a possible changes to the Wikimania 2006 website. Note that in the final version, the logo in the upper-left corner of the page, above the navigation pane, may (or may not) be different. Wikimania is an annual international conference devoted to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation projects. Wikimania is both a scientific conference and a community event, bringing together the various Wikimedia projects. It's an opportunity for Wikipedians to meet each other, exchange ideas, and report on research and projects, as well as a chance for Wikipedians and the general public to meet and interact. Wikimania will also provide an opportunity to meet and talk with people at the forefront of the Wikimedia communities and wiki software development.
As well as being a forum for research and ideas about the Wikimedia Foundation projects, Wikimania will bring together those interested in free and open source software, free knowledge initiatives, and other wiki projects worldwide. Wikimania will serve as a venue for people across fields, including software and hardware development, library and information science, knowledge management, journalism, law, policy, and education to share ideas about the future of free knowledge and open-source content projects.
Wikimania 2006 will be held from August 4th through August 6th in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on the Harvard Law School campus. Cambridge is located in the greater Boston area. There are a wealth of recreational activities and cultural and historical sites nearby. Several optional field trips will be offered alongside the conference. 196116809569233407554
Call for Participation
We are currently accepting submissions for papers, posters, presentations, workshops, discussion groups and speaker panels, as well as suggestions for other activities. More information can be found on the Call for Participation page. Contributions from both members of the Wikimedia community and from those outside it are welcome.
Last year's conference, Wikimania 2005, was held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was an international success, with 380 participants from over 50 countries attending. The 2005 site is archived on the Meta-Wiki, and its online proceedings can be found here.
For more information
Registration is not yet open for Wikimania 2006. For more information, watch this site in the coming weeks, or email wikimania-info <<at>> wikimedia.org.