Congratulations Montreal!


On 22 December 2015 at 10:53, James Forrester <> wrote:

> All,
> I am delighted to announce on behalf of the Wikimania Committee that
> Wikimania, the annual Wikimedia community conference, will be held in
> Montréal, Canada in 8–13 August 2017.
> 2017 will be the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal as a city,
> which will make it a great time for a cultural event to take place. Despite
> being our twelfth Wikimania, Montréal will be our first in a Francophone
> location, and the Montréal team is working with French-speaking community
> members worldwide to make Montréal a success. WikiFranca and Wikimedia
> Canada will be supporting the local team led by Marc-André Pelletier
> (User:Coren). A press release/announcement from them will be forthcoming.
> You can contact the team via e-mail at team{at}
> For 2017, we decided to investigate and vet a revised earlier proposal for
> Montréal to host while the selection process itself is being reviewed.
> Selecting and confirming the venue with more lead time ensures cost savings
> in hotel prices and contract terms; affords us favourable dates and rates;
> and allows participation and overlap with current and future teams.
> Please join us in congratulating the team, and working to support them in
> holding an excellent conference.
> Yours,
> James D. Forrester
> Chair, Wikimania Committee
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