[Neasis-l] Reminder: Early Wikimania Registration Ends July 9
jessica_baumgart at harvard.edu
Fri Jul 7 11:27:22 EDT 2006
Register soon for Wikimania, the second International Wikimedia
Foundation Conference! Rates increase after Sunday, July 9!
What: Wikimania, the second International Wikimedia Foundation Conference
When: Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6, 2006
Additional events: Hacking Days, Tuesday, August 1 through
Thursday, August 3, Citizen Journalism, Monday, August 7
Where: Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Why: To learn about wikis and Wikimedia Foundation projects, like
Wikipedia and Wikinews, and network with others interested in wikis
and the foundation's projects
Current admission rates are $90 per day and $240 for all three days
or for active contributors to any Wikimedia Foundation project, $30
per day or $70 for the entire conference. Conference volunteers may
qualify for a discount.
While the conference offers many sessions and activities of interest
to librarians, archivists, researchers, and other information
professionals, planners intentionally scheduled many activities
directly related to these professions on Saturday to make life easier
for those of you who may only be able to attend the conference on one
day. These activities include a Wikis in Libraries panel with
Meredith Farkas, whom some of you might know from the weblog
Information Wants to be Free and Library Success: A Best Practices
Wiki; a talk by Internet Archivist Brewster Kahle; a publishers
panel; sessions about wikis in education and the Semantic Web; and a
birds of a feather open discussion.
For those of you interested in the technical side of wikis and their
development, join the MediaWiki developers from Tuesday, August 1,
through Thursday, August 3.
Noted journalist Dan Gillmor is organizing a gathering about citizen
journalism for Monday, August 7. This event might have a separate
Conference information: http://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/.
Information about volunteering:
Conference schedule: http://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/wiki/Schedule.
Hacking Days: http://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/wiki/Hacking_Days.
Citizen journalism event:
--Please pardon the cross posting.
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