Dear Wikimedia friends,

We are happy to announce the date of the next Wikimedia Conference:
From 20 to 22 April 2018, we will welcome representatives from
Wikimedia Affiliates and partners, from the Wikimedia Foundation as
well as its committees in Berlin. We will closely coordinate with the
WMF’s teams for all things logistics, program and funding, and are
thankful for their support.

Taking the clear feedback from participants and our experiences from
several years of organizing this event into account, we have also
agreed to host WMCON in Berlin for an unlimited time. You will be able
to read more about our lessons learned in September/October, when we
publish our report about hosting WMCON from 2015-2017.

As in the previous years, we will create a space for conversations
around the future of our movement, with a special focus on the
affiliates’ responsibilities and needs as well as collaboration within
our movement and with our partners. Phase 2 of the movement strategy
process will also be in full swing at that time, so that WMCON can
again provide one essential platform for strategic conversations among
affiliates and the WMF.

The main conference will run from Friday to Sunday, and will again
accommodate pre- and post-conference sessions and workshops. In the
coming months, we will provide you with all necessary information on
eligibility criteria for attendance, registration, funding and program
design. Stay tuned for updates!

If you have questions or ideas to share, feel free to reach out via
the usual channels or talk to Abraham, Cornelius or me next week at


Nicole Ebber
Adviser International Relations
Movement Strategy Track Lead: Organized Groups

Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e.
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Berlin-Charlottenburg unter der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig
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Steuernummer 27/029/42207.

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