Wikimania 2020/Planning Meet 01

The first planning meet of Wikimania 2020 will happen in Bangkok, Thailand on June 29, 2019 17.30 UTC+7 as a fringe event of ESEAP Strategy Summit 2019. This meeting has been set after the announcement of the Steering Committee that Wikimania will happen in the city of Bangkok in the summer of 2020. ESEAP Regional Cooperation will jointly host the event with Wikimedia Thailand as lead host and chair of the organizing committee.

Time & Venue

Date: 29 June, 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 17.30 (5:30 pm) to 18.30 (6:30 pm) UTC+7
Location: Pullman Kingpower Hotel, Bangkok


  • Briefer on how ESEAP was chosen as host of Wikimania 2020
  • Collect feedback from the community representatives present in the Summit
  • Creation of committees & who / which affiliate will lead
  • Suggestion on theme
  • Presentation on August 18 at Wikimania 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Discussion notes

  • Theme - potentially based on "diversity" and "inclusion" as the event will be hosted by a diverse group of countries - non-English speaking + English speaking/developed + developing/small +large.
  • Committees and volunteers - need to circulate a list of required committees and role descriptions so that people can volunteer for a role which suits their interests and skills.