Wikimania 2013

Event Details
August 7, 2013 (All day) - August 11, 2013 (All day)
Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong
Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Wikimania is the annual international conference of the Wikimedia movement. It's organized by a different local team each year. In 2013 the conference is taking place in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Wikimania allows the community and the general public to learn about and share their experiences with free knowledge initiatives all over the world.

Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong is the ninth annual international conference centred around the Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikimedia Commons, Wikiversity and others). The conference lets Wikimedians from different parts of the world meet and mingle, share experience with each other, and spark new collaborations. Wikimania is also a venue for Wikimedia to meet the educational and cultural sectors to discuss further cooperation, and showcase the latest developments in wiki technology and free culture to the general public.

As a host city, Hong Kong provides unique opportunities for Wikimania. Hong Kong's central location within the Asia-Pacific region and ease of access will draw fresh participants who have not been able to attend Wikimania in the last few years due to concerns about politics or travel costs; Hong Kong's multicultural heritage, refined education system, and unique political situation garners interest in culture, media, academia, and government.

To allow participants to make the best of the conference and engage with each other, the program will include traditional conference offerings such as presentations, panels, workshops, discussions, and poster sessions; plenty of lounge space and breaks are also provided throughout for participants to gather informally.