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This is a conference that currently in draft for chapters and user groups related to East and Southeast Asia to meet up regionally. The project title is still temporary.



Wikimania 2014的時候,有數個來自東亞區域的維基人(來自中國用戶組的Addis、來自香港分會的Samuel跟Kris、來自菲律賓分會的Eugene及Joel、來自印尼分會的Ichsan、來自台灣分會的Liang、來自泰國用戶組的Taweetham、以及來自維基媒體基金會教育團隊的Anna Koval。我們討論地區性合作有哪些目的。

During the Wikimania 2014, there are several people from East Asia Region (Addis from WUG-CN, Samuel and Kris from WMHK, Eugene and Joel from WMPH, Ichsan from WMID, Liang from WMTW, Taweetham from Usergroup Thailand, and Anna Koval from Education Team of Wikimedia Foundation) who talked about the purpose to collaborate in a regional way.



We would like to make the meetup as a chance of collaboration on practical projects and successful case studies. Through this "mini-Wikimania" we are looking for a chance that chapters involved may share their own experiences on the variety of programmes that their chapters have been participated and allowing that other chapters who are looking for initiate these topics may gain their advices needed.



Have Around 20-30 attendees, with around 20 talks and sharing at least.
Arrived on Friday night, having the workshop on Saturday, meeting on Sunday before left.


The Workshop may have two tracks to be sure enough topics can be presented and discussed.

  1. Broad view session:
    1. What is open knowledge challenge and advantage in Asia
    2. Language collaboration on OCR
    3. Education in East & Southeast Asia
    4. com-call with an Ivy league professors
    5. Interregional project co-operations
    6. Adding the discussion of the gender research: http://osdir.com/ml/general/2015-01/msg13337.html
  2. How-to session:
    1. best case sharing about increasing Wikimedia Projects
      1. Conduct a writing contest (potential speaker: WMID)
      2. Collaborate with college student (potential speaker: WMTW, Cambodia, Thailand)
    2. How to write good proposal to get funding, volunteers, and other resources for the projects
      1. WMF: Grants, Eval&Design, Edu, GLAM
    3. How to work with other organization that willing to share the Open Knowledge
    4. How to train the trainers


Most likely on: April 18 to 19, 2015

Should avoid other events:


TBD. Most possibly in Indonesia (Jakarta, Yogyakarta or Bali). Indonesia provides favorable visa policies to citizens of all countries who will participate in this meeting.


  • Citizens of ASEAN countries, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau and South Korea can enter and remain in Indonesia without a visa for 30 days.
  • Citizens of Taiwan and United States can apply for a visa on arrival by paying US$35 at major entry points. The visa allows tourists to enter and remain in Indonesia for 30 days.

‡ Become effective on January 1, 2015.

Air transport

Depart from Airline Price ($)
Bangkok Lion Air 349.86
Beijing Multiple Airlines 603.60
Hanoi Vietnam Airlines 660.94
Hong Kong Garuda Indonesia 450.94
Kuala Lumpur Lion Air 137.23
Los Angeles Multiple Airlines 992.60
Manila Philippine Airlines 701.30
Phnom Penh Malaysia Airlines 557.22
Shanghai Multiple Airlines 533.03
Seoul Garuda Indonesia 773.43
Taipei Philippine Airlines 720.32
Tokyo Garuda Indonesia 424.15
Yangoon Malaysia Airlines 613.05
  • Destination: Yogyakarta (round trip)
  • Price references: Nusatrip, Skyscanner
  • Assumptions: $1.00 = Rp. 12,000.00; round trips are for Friday, March 27, 2015 to Monday, March 30th, 2015.


  1. Griya Yunika Boutique HomeStay, Yogyakarta (http://griyayunika.com). WMID members stayed in this place during one of our outreach activities. Small, but very nice place. Wifi provided, but no skypeing etc. that consume large bandwidth. Capacity maybe for around 15 people, but there are many nearby hotel (within 1–3 minutes walk) to accommodate more people (say up to 20-30 people meetup). The location is a bit far from the city central of Yogyakarta (need a bit effort to go to downtown or elsewhere), so it can make people concentrate to the program. Assumptions: $1.00 = Rp. 12,000.00
    • Deluxe room Rp. 380,000.- (US$31.67), include breakfast 2 pax
    • Executive room Rp. 550,000.- (US$45.83), include breakfast 2 pax
    • Deluxe room Rp. 650,000.- (US$54.17), include breakfast 3 pax
  2. ...
  3. ...

Supporting this idea


Targeted participants are people from chapters & usergroups of the region. Other participants could be from nearby regions if the budget allowed.

Local contacts

Please add names and usernames of who we can contact in each Country/Region.

Hong Kong
  • Takashi OTA (User:Takot)
  • HotaniKG a user who used to be involved with the Wikipedia Education Program
  • Eugene Alvin Villar (User:Seav), Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Wikimedia Philippines
  • Josh Lim (User:Sky Harbor), Trustee of Wikimedia Philippines / Member of the Affiliations Committee
South Korea

Meeting minutes

See also

Other regional meetups

Next steps and action needed

  • Please review the draft grant application at: Grants:PEG/WM ID/ESEA Meetup 2015
  • Please complete the table below to help find out how projects will be applied by cultural background
Country/Region What works well What does not work Future interests
South-East Asia
Brunei Example Example Example
Burma Example Example Example
Cambodia Example Example Example
  • GLAM
  • Members activation
Laos Example Example Example
Malaysia Example Example Example
  • GLAM and cultural heritage
  • Wikipedia Zero
  • Grantmaking
  • Edit-a-thons
  • Membership inactivity
Singapore Example Example Example
Thailand Example Example Example
Vietnam Example Example Example
East Asia
  • Social Media
  • Photo Competition


  • New comer writing boot camp
  • Facebook group
  • Online training materials
  • Local fundraising
  • Wiki Loves Monument
Hong Kong Example Example Example
  • Wikipedia Town (workshop; ongoing)
  • Local conference (2009, 2010, 2013)
  • Wiki Loves Monument
  • Chapter building
Macau Example Example Example
South Korea Example Example Example