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Wikimania 2009


Wikimania 2009 was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 26-28, 2009.

General information:

  • Official wiki:
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina; theatres and a cultural center (Centro Cultural General San Martín[1]).
  • Attendance: 559+ (408 registered, 151 press, ?? sponsors)
  • Conference languages: English, Spanish
  • Cost to attend: (early); (late); see [1]
  • Accommodation: the Bauen Hotel (89 rooms)


  • Keynote speakers: Richard Stallman, Jimmy Wales[2]
  • Program information: Full Schedule
  • Link to CfP: Call for Participation 2009
  • Link to program proceedings: linked from the above schedule, probably all also in Category:Presentations
  • Session videos: at Wikimedia Commons
  • Preconferences: none; instead of the usual "hacking days", a "Codeathon" will take place throughout the conference
  • WMF organizational meetings, special meetings: Chapters meeting, The future of Wikimania
  • Program software used:
  • Program review process used:
  • Themes: 2 tracks; casual track and academic track. 4 themes for both tracks: Wikimedia Communities; Free Knowledge; Latin American challenges; Technical infrastructure.
  • Types of submissions: posters, open space discussions, and artistic works (2 submission dates); workshops, panels, presentations (1 submission date).
  • Parallel sessions: 5
  • Program committee:



Budget and funding:

  • Total budget: Estimated budget in the bid $ 268,315.
  • Scholarship budget:
  • Total scholarships awarded:
  • Link to budget breakdown:
  • Funds from the WMF:
  • Sponsors: The Richard Lounsbery Foundation, Answers,com, Kaltura open source video, Buenos Aires Gobierno de la Ciudad (Buenos Aires city council), Wikimedia Deutschland, wikiHow, wikis, Open Societies Foundations, Banco Credicoop. List of the sponsors.
  • Registration costs[3]
    • Until 30 July 2009: USD 45
    • After 30 July 2009: USD 60