Of course, I meant: "The registration process will start on November 24, *2017* and will end sharply (no exceptions), on January 15, 2018."
Thank you Cornelius -- Cornelius Kibelka Program and Engagement Coordinator (PEC) for the Wikimedia Conference Am 23.10.2017 18:04 schrieb "Cornelius Kibelka" < cornelius.kibe...@wikimedia.de>: > Dear Wikimedians, dear representatives of Wikimedia affiliates, > > A few weeks ago, we announced that the next Wikimedia Conference will take > place from April 20 to 22, 2018 at the Mercure Hotel in Berlin-Neukölln > (same location as in 2017). This email contains information about the > program themes and the Eligibility Criteria for invited affiliates > including the relevant reporting deadlines. > > == Program Themes == > > As in the previous editions of the conference, the Wikimedia Conference > 2018 will again focus on three core themes. > > - > > Movement Strategy: In November 2017, phase 2 of the Wikimedia Movement > Strategy Process will start. Its main goal will be to answer the question > "How do we implement the strategic direction", which means identifying the > roles and resources needed for execution, and the activities it involves. > In order to ensure participation from the organized part of the movement in > this next phase, we will again host a three-day track on movement strategy. > This track will be designed together with the Wikimedia Foundation. > - > > Partnerships in the Wikimedia Movement: Wikimedia organizations and > groups have a wide variety of experiences and knowledge in working with > partners to achieve our mission. Based on the conversation at the last > Wikimedia Conference, Wikimania, and regional Wikimedia conferences, we aim > to continue to offer a space for conversations, experience sharing and > learning around partnerships within and outside the Wikimedia movement. > This track will be designed together with the Wikimedia Foundation’s Global > Reach & Partnerships team, WMDE’s Partnerships & Development team and the > volunteer “Partnerships group”. > - > > Capacity Building & Learning: The Wikimedia Conference currently is > one of the main spaces for learning and sharing among Wikimedia affiliates. > Again, we will host a track with sessions that are designed according to > the participants’ needs, wishes and experiences. This track will be > designed in close consultation with WMF’s Learning & Evaluation team, and > will complement the pre-conference Learning Days. > > > == Eligibility Criteria == > > The eligibility criteria for participating in the Wikimedia Conference > 2018 are aligned to the Affiliates’ Agreements with the Wikimedia > Foundation. > > Chapters, Thematic Organizations and User Groups must have shown signs of > recent activity (within the last six months) and be up-to-date on their > reporting by the eligibility deadline (December 15, 2017). Moreover, > affiliates need to have been officially recognized by the Wikimedia > Foundation before April 19, 2017. > > == Participant number regulation == > > - > > Chapters, Thematic Organizations and User Groups may send two > delegates. Chapters and Thematic Organizations which employ at least 0.5 > FTE by Sep 1, 2017, may send one additional delegate who is a paid staff > member. > - > > Allied organizations may send two delegates. > - > > The biggest ten language/project communities (by numbers of active > editors [>5 edits/month]) that are not represented by any affiliate, or > have an affiliate, which is not eligible because it was recognized after > April 19, 2017, may send one delegate. > - > > As per September 2017, the biggest communities without an > (eligible) affiliate representation are the Japanese, Vietnamese, Tamil, > Bengali, Slovak, Croatian, Hindi and Malay, Wikimedia Commons and > Wikivoyage communities. > - > > The user groups West Bengal Wikimedians User Group (for the Bengali > community), Hindi Wikimedians User Group (for the Hindi community), > Wikimedia > Community User Group Malaysia (for the Malay community), as well as > the Commons Photographers User Group (for the Wikimedia Commons > community) and the Wikivoyage Association (for the Wikivoyage > communities) may send one delegate. For the language communities > (Japanese, > Vietnamese, Tamil, Slovak, Croatian), decision finding and making > process > on who will be the one person sent to the conference, need to be made in > the public (on-wiki). > > > == Registration timeline == > > The registration process will start on November 24, 2018 and will end > sharply (no exceptions), on January 15, 2018. The link will be provided on > Meta. > > If you have any questions regarding the registration process or the > Wikimedia Conference, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail to > wm...@wikimedia.de. > > Warm regards, > > Daniela Gentner & Cornelius Kibelka > > Wikimedia Conference team > >  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2018 > > > -- > Cornelius Kibelka > Program and Engagement Coordinator (PEC) > for the Wikimedia Conference > > Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin > Tel. 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