Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2019 Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

2019-05-31 Thread Isarra Yos
Are there any plans to add ticket options that are more affordable, 
especially for volunteers?

Even with Early Bird discount, $270 is... a lot, frankly (and after 
today, $375). Prior to Montreal two years ago (Cape Town last year was 
also similarly expensive), the registration cost of Wikimanias for 
Wikimedia contributors was generally in the 30-50€ range for the whole 
event - even Esino Lario, where food and full accommodation were 
included in the default ticket, also had a 'simple' ticket option 
skipping this that was still in the usual price range. Is there any 
chance we could bring this practice back? Or... something?

This isn't even just that I can't afford this (which I can't - the 
registration costs more than the plane ticket would), /a lot of us/ 
probably aren't going to be able to. Wikimania isn't like most 
conferences, where attendees are being sent by their companies or 
organisation; many of us who would consider going are individuals. Not 
only do we not necessarily have any larger organisations to fund our 
attendance, we're largely not getting paid for any of this, either - 
we're donating our time to be a part of this movement, and now we're 
expected to pay hundreds of dollars, as community members, to attend an 
event that used to be specifically for the community?

This is especially going to be a major turnoff to any newcomers, as it 
precludes people just registering and checking it out, seeing what's up, 
unless they have a lot of money to throw around on things they're not 
sure about. And based on the conversations I've had with various 
newcomers over the years who have been drawn into such events (previous 
wikimanias, hackathons, other conferences) and been highly engaged and 
inspired by their experiences, this is apt to be a major loss.

I'll also note that while scholarships do resolve this issue for some 
people, the scholarship budget is limited, and also generally focussed 
on travel and accommodation costs for folks who would otherwise not be 
able to get there, not attendance costs for people who can get there 
just fine but would prefer to spend that 250€ on something else, like a 
couple of months of groceries. There wasn't a 'just cover the 
registration fee' option with the scholarship applications at all. Not 
that... there should be?

Basically, would it be possible to maybe get some more options here?


On 24/05/2019 23:33, Isabel Cueva wrote:
Great News! The Wikimania discount registration 'early bird' price 
period has been extended to May 31st! Details:

Also, don’t forget: If you want to make a presentation, run a 
workshop, or display a poster during Wikimania, the Call for 
Submissions is NOW OPEN 

On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 10:22 AM Isabel Cueva > wrote:

Attention Everyone (and please spread the word):

Early Bird Registration is now open for Wikimania 2019 on our

This discount pricing ends on May 24th so don’t delay!

Online registration will be open from today to July 30th, 2019.

For more information please visit:

Wikimania 2019 will be held at Stockholm University
, Sweden
, from 14th to 18th August 2019.

The venue will host the majority of the conference, hackathon,
meetups, and pre-events.

We would like to encourage all speakers and attendees to register
early and book their flight and travel as soon as possible. If you
have questions about visas, please visit our wiki visa page

If you have any questions with regard to the conference, please

Don’t forget: If you want to make a presentation, run a workshop,
or display a poster during Wikimania, the Call for Submissions is

We hope you can join us in Stockholm this summer!

Isabel Cueva, WMF Event Program Manager

on behalf of the Wikimania ‘19 Organizing Team

	*Isabel Cueva*

Event Program Manager
Wikimedia Foundation 

*Isabel Cueva*
Event Program Manager
Wikimedia Foundation 

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2019

2018-02-08 Thread Itzik - Wikimedia Israel
 Congratulations Wikimedia Sweden!

WMSE is one of the strongest and most creative chapters and I'm sure
Wikimania 2019 will be an amazing event!

*Itzik Edri*

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 3:58 AM, Ellie Young  wrote:

> *All,On behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee and the Wikimedia
> Foundation, I am pleased to announce that we have decided to have Wikimania
> located in Sweden in 2019. The proposal
>  from the
> Wikimedia Sweden chapter was accepted. The committee appreciates and values
> the long standing interest of Wikimania Sweden to host an event, and we
> believe that hosting Wikimania will be an opportunity to boost Wikimedia
> projects there with a specific focus on public art, a field in which the
> Swedish Sverige team has been particularly active.  The exact location of
> the conference will be confirmed at a later date.The Wikimania Committee
> reviewed and discussed four very strong proposals
>  to host Wikimania in 2019.
> We would also like to thank the proposers from Sweden, Armenia, Perth, and
> Prague for all their efforts in putting together materials for our
> consideration and their time spent discussing the possibilities. It is very
> encouraging to have so much interest from our community from individuals
> who wish to lead and contribute to Wikimania.Please join us in
> congratulating the Wikimedia Wikimedia Sverige!
> Sincerely,Ellie YoungWMF Events
> ManagerOn behalf of the Wikimania Steering Committee and Wikimedia
> Foundation*
> ​
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