[Neasis-l] Reminder: Early Wikimania Registration Ends July 9

Jessica Baumgart 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
Info: http://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/
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 
registration process.


Conference information: http://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/.

Registration: http://wm06reg.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: 


Jessica Baumgart

--Please pardon the cross posting.

Jessica Baumgart
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