So, to summarise the discussion (from Wikimania-l)

* The WMF is still coming to a view on whether it supports a 2018
Wikimania, but the issue is being considered by the Board and the ED. The
WMF don't consider the results of their consultation on the matter as
* The Wikimania Committee have an ambition/intention to hold a 2018
Wikimania, but don't feel this is based solely on the sample of people who
showed up to the future of Wikimania session at Wikimania
* A number of chapters have expressed support for Wikimania remaining an
annual event, though also thinking that the programme design process needs
to be improved
* There is in fact some dialogue between the Wikimania Committe, the WMF
board, WMF staff, and the chapters

Have I got that right?



On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 3:01 PM, Chris Keating <>

> Hoi,
> I was interested to read the minutes of the most recent Wikimania
> Committee meeting, which decided that Wikimania will be held annually from
> now on, and that it will be in sub-Saharan Africa (effectively meaning
> South Africa) in 2018.
> Interestingly, I couldn't see any sign of the Committee's decision being
> informed by the WMF's consultation on the future of Wikimania, or anyone
> from the WMF's community engagement department being present.
> I have to say I'm a bit confused, not least about who actually makes the
> decision about how frequently Wikimania happens. Is anyone able to shed any
> more light on this?
> Thanks,
> Chris
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