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Wikimania Updates
Dear Wikimedia Community Members,

As promised, here we are providing more updates around the development of
Wikimania 2021!

With only 2 months and 26 days left, we are walking steadfast into the
first-ever virtual development for the biggest Wikimedia community event of
the year!

Without further ado, here are a few updates to kick start the week:


Session submissions:

Program submissions will open on May 21st. Proposals can be submitted
as a Movement Group, Affiliate, Individual or as a Collective of

More details will be coming later this week, so please be on the
lookout for updates.

Scheduling Principles:

We are taking into consideration all time zones for Wikimania and
will have a broad mix of UTC start and end times.

We plan to have a more elaborate programme on the weekend, less heavy
program on weekdays to accommodate diverse individual schedules.

There will be a combination of live and on-demand content.

The first day of the five days of Wikimania is dedicated to the

There is a two-hour break each day.

On-demand content will be available during the event.

Programming principles:

Unconference and Networking activities run concurrently during all
five days.

The Collective & Individual Submissions tracks are running

Level of participation and expertise level will be taken into
consideration (Three levels of content for: newcomers, intermediates, and

There will be on-demand content and support dedicated to newcomers.

Wikimania registration

Since this year will be our first-ever virtual experiment for
Wikimania, and we want to maximize attendance; there will be no
registration costs for event participants! Registering for the 2021
virtual Wikimania will be free of charge!

We are opening up an additional Call for volunteers: Fill out the survey
here. <>

Trust and Safety tasks (Session Moderation, Help Desk Support and
enforcing Trust and Safety Policy)

Session Submissions Peer Review (Reviewing Session Submissions and

This is all folks! We’ll be back with more news next Monday and on Friday
the 21st with details around session submissions!

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Best Wishes,

Winnie Kabintie (User:Ms_Kabintie
<>), on behalf of the
Wikimania 2021 Core Organizing Team.