Dear Wikimedians, We are delighted to update you today regarding the upcoming Wikimedia Conference, which will be held in Berlin on April 10-13, 2014. We, Daniela and Wenke from WMDE's event team, look forward to making the logistics as smoothly as possible for everyone involved and to supporting you in the upcoming months.
Please find below important information regarding the registration procedure, program, eligibility for participation as well as specifics in regards to travel and hotel bookings. ==Registration now open! == Registration for the Wikimedia Conference 2014 is now open. Persons who are selected by their organization to represent them at the conference need to register via the registration form. The registration will close on Monday, February 17. For visa applicants we strongly recommend to register until Monday, February 3, 2014 and to check the amount of time needed for applications to Schengen states. We will publish all participants’ names on the meta page shortly after their registration in order to help affiliations check that only their selected representatives have registered. Please make sure to check this page regularly. ==Program outline== The program team has published an outline of the program, based on all feedback and discussions from the previous weeks. The conference will cover two main themes: '''Organization, structures and grants''' and '''Success and impact'''. All invited entities are asked to select their representatives carefully according to these themes. The program team especially encourages people with an interest in movement structures, strategies, impact as well as collaboration and partnership to participate. The official program of the conference will start on Friday, April 11, 2014. Groups who would like to arrange separate or special meetings are welcome to use the conference venue on Thursday already. Please get in touch with the event management team to make respective arrangements. ==Who is invited to attend?== We are glad to be able to invite not only Chapters but embrace the chance to welcome the two newer affiliation forms in Berlin, too. Chapters and Thematic organizations who have been officially recognized by the Wikimedia Foundation before January 15, 2014 are encouraged to send two representatives. For those who have not budgeted for the conference in their annual plan or project grants, there are scholarships available for two persons each. Organizations who would like to send more than two persons will have to book and pay for all their travel and accommodation themselves. User groups who have been officially recognized by the Wikimedia Foundation before January 15, 2014 AND have shown public signs of activity in the preceding six months by publishing a blog post, report or announcement or requesting a grant are invited to send two representatives. These are: Wikimedians of Nepal, Esperanto kaj Libera Scio (ELiSo), Wikimedia Community User Group Greece, New England Wikimedians, Wikisource Community User Group, Wikimedia Community User Group Brasil. For those who have not budgeted for the conference in their annual plan or project grants, there are scholarships available for two persons each. We also hope that several members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees and staff, the Funds Dissemination Committee as well as the Affiliations Committee will participate in the conference. We see a huge advantage in having their representatives on site and encourage them to take part in a range of talks and discussions. ==Travel and hotel booking== If you are a representative of a Chapter, Thematic organization or User group and WMCON14 funding is included in your annual/project plan, please arrange your travel as well as hotel booking yourself. If you are a representative of a Chapter, Thematic organization or User group and WMCON14 funding is not included in your annual/project plan, WMF will arrange your travel and WMDE will do the hotel booking for you. If you belong to the FDC, AffCom, WMF Board or WMF Staff, travel and hotel booking is done by WMF for you. All these groups are requested to register! Which group you belong to will be requested in the registration form and which further steps you need to take will be explained in your personalized confirmation email. We are grateful that the Wikimedia Foundation is covering the costs for the logistics and travel of the Wikimedia Conference and is helping with travel and hotel bookings this year. Thank you for supporting this important event! Wikimedia Deutschland is looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin in April! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us any time via wm...@wikimedia.de should you have any questions or comments. 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