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Wikimania is the official annual conference of the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Wikimedian of the Year

Wikipedian of the Year
Since 2011, the winner of the Wikipedian of the Year award has been announced at Wikimania.
Wikimedian of the Year is an annual award established in 2011 by Wikipedia's founder Jimmy Wales, traditionally presented at Wikimania to highlight major achievements within the Wikimedia movement.

Wikimedia Foundation

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Wikimania is the official annual conference of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Movement affiliates are intended to organize and engage in activities to support and contribute to the Wikimedia movement, such as regional conferences, outreach, edit-a-thons, hackathons, public relations, public policy advocacy, GLAM engagement, and Wikimania.

Wikiversity

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He chronicled how the Foundation evolved from him "sitting in his pajamas" to the maturing corporate structure that it is now; the frequent push for quality over quantity; Wikipedia will be included on computers distributed through One Laptop per Child; both Wikiversity and the creation of an advisory board were approved by the Foundation board; and that Wiki-WYG is in development thanks to private investment by Wikia, Inc. and Socialtext.
The launch of Wikiversity was announced at Wikimania 2006 as an idea to:

Jimmy Wales

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Keynote speakers included Jimmy Wales, Ross Mayfield, Ward Cunningham, and Richard Stallman (who spoke on "Copyright and community in the age of computer networks"). Speakers included Jimmy Wales, Lawrence Lessig, Brewster Kahle, Yochai Benkler, Mitch Kapor, Ward Cunningham, and David Weinberger.
Wales gives an annual "State of the Wiki" address at the Wikimania conference.

Arabic Wikipedia

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One of his goals was to help grow Arabic Wikipedia which he contributes to since early 2005.
Noam Cohen of The New York Times reported that, to many of the attendees of the 2008 Wikimania conference in Alexandria, Egypt, the "woeful shape of the Arabic Wikipedia has been the cause of chagrin."

Lawrence Lessig

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Speakers included Jimmy Wales, Lawrence Lessig, Brewster Kahle, Yochai Benkler, Mitch Kapor, Ward Cunningham, and David Weinberger.
A few months later, Lessig gave a talk on the ethics of the Free Culture Movement at the 2006 Wikimania conference.

Truth in Numbers?

It was the first conference which included a big focus on the cultural aspects of the hosting nation, particularly a concert of a philharmonic orchestra, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the death of the most important contemporary Polish composer Władysław Szpilman and the premiere of the film Truth in Numbers?.
The long-delayed film premiered at Wikimania 2010 in Gdańsk in July 2010, and was screened at the Paley Center for Media in New York City in October 2010.

Mitch Kapor

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Speakers included Jimmy Wales, Lawrence Lessig, Brewster Kahle, Yochai Benkler, Mitch Kapor, Ward Cunningham, and David Weinberger.
Kapor attended the first Wikimania in 2005.

WikiConference North America

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The first two days included WikiConference North America.
WikiConference North America 2017 was held in Montreal in 2017, as a pre-conference to Wikimania.

Yochai Benkler

Yochai Benkler
Speakers included Jimmy Wales, Lawrence Lessig, Brewster Kahle, Yochai Benkler, Mitch Kapor, Ward Cunningham, and David Weinberger. Keynote speakers at the conference included Yochai Benkler, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and Joseph M. Reagle Jr. of MIT, author of Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia.
In August 2011, Benkler was a keynote speaker at the Wikimania conference in Haifa, Israel.

Good Faith Collaboration

Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia
Keynote speakers at the conference included Yochai Benkler, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and Joseph M. Reagle Jr. of MIT, author of Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia.
In August 2011, Reagle was a keynote speaker at the Wikimania conference in Haifa, Israel.

Brewster Kahle

Speakers included Jimmy Wales, Lawrence Lessig, Brewster Kahle, Yochai Benkler, Mitch Kapor, Ward Cunningham, and David Weinberger.

Esino Lario

Other candidate cities were: Arusha, northern Tanzania; Bali, a province in Indonesia; Cape Town, in South Africa; Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania; Esino Lario, province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy, and Monastir, in Tunisia.
The town hosted Wikimania, an annual Wikimedia conference, in June 2016.

OpenSym

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The starting day on July 9 overlapped with the end of the WikiSym academic conference.
WikiSym 2010 was held in Gdańsk, Poland on 7–9 July 2010, co-located with Wikimania.

Haifa

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Wikimania 2011, the seventh Wikimania conference, was held from 4 to 7 August 2011 in Haifa, Israel. Head of the Science and Technology Committee at the Knesset, Meir Sheetrit, also spoke at the conference, as did Yonah Yahav, the Mayor of Haifa.

Mary Gardiner

Wales agreed with keynote speaker Mary Gardiner, co-founder of the Ada Initiative, that Wikimedia had to do more to increase the number of women editors.
She was the keynote speaker at Wikimania 2012, which was held 12–15 July 2012 in Washington DC.

Meir Sheetrit

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Head of the Science and Technology Committee at the Knesset, Meir Sheetrit, also spoke at the conference, as did Yonah Yahav, the Mayor of Haifa.
As head of the Knesset Science and Technology Committee, he spoke at the international Wikimania conference held in Haifa in 2011.

Polish Baltic Philharmonic

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Wikimania 2010, the sixth Wikimania conference, was held from 9 to 11 July at the Polish Baltic Philharmonic in Gdańsk, Poland.
The Philharmonic was the venue for the Wikimania 2010 international conference.

Katherine Maher

During the event, it was announced that the Wikimedia Foundation's interim Executive Director, Katherine Maher, was appointed permanently.
The appointment was announced by Jimmy Wales on June 24, 2016 at Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario, Italy, effective June 23, 2016.

Sue Gardner

At the conference, Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, said that the foundation's aim was to grow the number of visitors to Wikimedia sites from 371 million to 680 million a month, over the next five years.

Wikipedia community

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The conference featured 125 sessions in five simultaneous tracks and was attended by 720 Wikimedians from 56 different countries, including some that have no diplomatic relations with Israel.

List of Wikimedia chapters

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They organise regional conferences, outreach, and global events such as Wikimania.

Emily Temple-Wood

She was declared a joint recipient of the 2016 Wikipedian of the Year award, by Jimmy Wales, at Wikimania on June 24, 2016.