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Wikimania 2012 edit

Wikimania 2012 was held in Washington D.C., United States, 2012.

General information:

  • Official wiki:
  • Location: Washington D.C., US, George Washington University[1].
  • Attendance: 1'400[2][3]
  • Conference languages:
  • Cost to attend: Based on scholarships: for European 1'200 €
  • Accommodation: The Dupont Circle Hotel (327 rooms), State Plaza Hotel, St. Gregory Hotel, Kimpton Helix / Rouge, HI-Washington DC Hostel (250 beds)


  • Keynote speakers: Mary Gardiner, David Ferriero[4].
  • Program information: Schedule
  • Link to CfP: Submissions
  • Link to program proceedings:
  • Session videos:
  • Preconferences:
  • WMF organizational meetings, special meetings:
  • Program software used:
  • Program review process used:
  • Themes: (5 tracks) Wikis and the Public Sector; GLAM: Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums & cultural outreach; WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education; Technology and Infrastructure
  • Types of submissions: workshop, seminar, tutorial, panel, and presentations
  • Parallel sessions: 6-8.
  • Program committee: Tiffany Smith (Program team lead, Wikimedia DC and Wikimania 2012 local team), OrsolyaVirág (Wikimedia Hungary; Program Deputy Chair, Wikimania 2011 Program Committee, Wikimania 2010 volunteer), Chris Bronk (Baker Institute @ Rice University, Wikimania 2006 presenter), Deror avi (Wikimedia Israel, General Manager of Wikimania 2011), James Forrester (long-time Wikimania volunteer and Program Committee member), Katie Filbert (Wikimedia DC, Wikimania 2012 local team), Kiril Simeonovski (Wikimedia Macedonia), Psychology (Wikimania Poland (internal review)), Sarah Stierch (2012 Wikimedia Foundation Community Fellow, member of Wikimedia DC), Arkaitz Zubiaga (postdoctoral researcher @ City University of New York, PC member for Wikimania 2010 and 2011), Gregory Varnum (WikiQueer, Wikimedian and MediaWiki developer)[5]



Budget and funding:

Type Wikimedia editor or student (US$) Without Wikimedia projects username(US$)
Early Registration (all 3 days) $35.00 $55.00
Regular Registration (all 3 days) $45.00 $75.00
Late Registration (all 3 days) $60.00 $95.00


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