Wikimedia Conference 2017/Registration Information

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General information


The Wikimedia Conference (WMCON) is the annual meeting of all Wikimedia organizations (Wikimedia chapters, thematic organization, user groups, and the Wikimedia Foundation), as well as the WMF Board, AffCom and FDC to discuss the future of the Wikimedia movement in terms of collaboration, structures and organizational development.

The WMCON17 is organized and hosted by Wikimedia Deutschland (WMDE) in close collaboration with the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF).

In addition to the core-conference, the Wikimedia Foundation organizes pre-conference Learning Days on Wednesday and Thursday, March 29-30. There will be two different tracks:

  • ‘Traditional Learning Days’ on program design and community engagement
  • ‘Leadership Development’ for programs and community building

As only a limited number of slots are available and it will not be possible for all interested participants to attend Learning Days, we kindly ask you to register by December 1st in order to have the best chance for selection.

Registration period


Registration opens on Friday, November 18, 2016 and closes on Sunday, January 08, 2017. Please note that no registrations will be accepted after this deadline. Preparing for registration It takes up to 40 minutes to complete the registration form. Please only register for WMCON17 after you have been selected to represent your affiliation at the conference.To be able to fully respond to all questions, please take the following steps:

1. Check eligibility criteria
It is crucial to check the subpage eligibility criteria carefully before registering. The provided list shows your affiliation’s eligibility status and defines to which participants’ group you belong to. Moreover, it displays the group related travel and accommodation booking process as well as the number of participants your affiliation is allowed to send.

2. Follow the “how to select the delegates” information
You can find the information here.

3. Questions on conference program
You can look them up in advance here. Please note that you will be asked to answer these questions within the registration form.

4. Pre-conference Learning Days
If you are interested in participating in the pre-conference Learning Days, please read here, before filling in the registration form.

5. Have your passport at hand
All participants, who get their travel booked by WMF and/or are in need of a visa, need to enter their passport details within the registration form. We would also like to highlight that you need to have a passport that is at least valid for six month beyond the period of your stay.