Wikimania '18 Update

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Wikimania '18 Update

Ellie Young
For those of you who will be attending:

We are just about ready for all of you  (projecting 650+ Wikimaniacs, but it could be larger depending on local attendance.)

Attention WMF-sponsored attendees (e.g., scholarships, organizers):  You will be getting an email in the next 24 hours with information to help you in your travels (e.g., insurance and tips on what to bring/expect/fight delays, etc), your stay in Cape Town, and accommodations.  WMF Staff/board and others have been given information directly from the WMF in the past week.

Another communication to everyone who is registered via Eventbrite will go out early this week with updates.

You can register online until July 13th and there are discounts for residents of South Africa on that page.  After that date you can come to the registration desk at the conference.

If you want to schedule a Meet Up or participate in the lightening talks, please sign up soon at https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetups

We are also pleased to report that the water crises in Cape Town has somewhat abated due to heavy rains recently  and conservation.   There will be a water sustainability edit-a-thon held as part of the pre-conference program next week.

Another update about what sessions  will be recorded and streamed will be posted before the conference.

And finally, remember that it is winter in Cape Town and check the weather forecast before you go.  It's  been very cold and wet lately!  We are providing attendees with  'wool beanies' with the conference logo, but for anything warmer than that, you are on your own :-)

On behalf of the Organizing Team of Wikimania '18, we are looking forward to seeing all of you next week.

Ellie

P.S.  Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you have any questions.

Ellie Young
Events Manager
Wikimedia Foundation
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Re: Wikimania '18 Update

Deborah Tankersley
Thanks for all the info, Ellie!  Is there anything you'd like me to help with?

Cheers,

Deb

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On Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 6:53 PM Ellie Young <[hidden email]> wrote:
For those of you who will be attending:

We are just about ready for all of you  (projecting 650+ Wikimaniacs, but it could be larger depending on local attendance.)

Attention WMF-sponsored attendees (e.g., scholarships, organizers):  You will be getting an email in the next 24 hours with information to help you in your travels (e.g., insurance and tips on what to bring/expect/fight delays, etc), your stay in Cape Town, and accommodations.  WMF Staff/board and others have been given information directly from the WMF in the past week.

Another communication to everyone who is registered via Eventbrite will go out early this week with updates.

You can register online until July 13th and there are discounts for residents of South Africa on that page.  After that date you can come to the registration desk at the conference.

If you want to schedule a Meet Up or participate in the lightening talks, please sign up soon at https://wikimania2018.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetups

We are also pleased to report that the water crises in Cape Town has somewhat abated due to heavy rains recently  and conservation.   There will be a water sustainability edit-a-thon held as part of the pre-conference program next week.

Another update about what sessions  will be recorded and streamed will be posted before the conference.

And finally, remember that it is winter in Cape Town and check the weather forecast before you go.  It's  been very cold and wet lately!  We are providing attendees with  'wool beanies' with the conference logo, but for anything warmer than that, you are on your own :-)

On behalf of the Organizing Team of Wikimania '18, we are looking forward to seeing all of you next week.

Ellie

P.S.  Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you have any questions.

Ellie Young
Events Manager
Wikimedia Foundation
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