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Wikimania 2009

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

General information:

  • 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]


  • Keynote speakers: Richard Stallman, Jimmy Wales[2]
  • Preconferences: none; instead of the usual "hacking days", a "Codeathon" will take place throughout the conference
  • 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:


  • Media stories:
  • Number of journalists:


  • Lead organizers (note!please add to and/or correct if necessary): Patricio Lorente (lead organizer); Carlos Barcenilla (program); many others
  • Planning mailing list:

Budget and funding:

  • 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


  • Suggestions page:
  • Budget reports:
  • Other reports: