The Wikimedia monthly activities meetings (previously known as the Wikimedia Foundation metrics and activities meetings) are hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation and open to anyone involved with or interested in the Wikimedia movement. Speakers include Wikimedia Foundation staff, volunteer Wikimedians from around the world, and other free and open knowledge leaders. We invite you to watch and learn more about Wikipedia, its sister sites, the free and open knowledge movement, and the people who make them possible.
The meetings typically take place on the last Thursday of each month at the Wikimedia Foundation's San Francisco offices. The meetings are broadcast live and available for everyone to view via YouTube Live. Remote video participation via videoconference is possible, but limited to presenters.
The Monthly Wikimedia Research Showcase is a public showcase of recent research by the Wikimedia Foundation's Research Team and guest presenters from the academic community. The showcase is hosted at the Wikimedia Foundation every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11.30 Pacific Time and is live-streamed on YouTube.
Wikimania is the annual conference celebrating all the free knowledge projects hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation - Commons Commons, MediaWiki MediaWiki, Meta-Wiki Meta-Wiki, Wikibooks Wikibooks, Wikidata Wikidata, Wikinews Wikinews, Wikipedia Wikipedia, Wikiquote Wikiquote, Wikisource Wikisource, Wikispecies Wikispecies, Wikiversity Wikiversity, Wikivoyage Wikivoyage, and Wiktionary Wiktionary - with three days of conferences, discussions, meetups, training, and workshops. Hundreds of volunteers and Free Knowledge leaders from around the world gather to discuss issues, report on new projects and approaches, and exchange ideas.
The theme of Wikimania 2018 is "Bridging knowledge gaps: the Ubuntu way forward," with the aim of focusing on what and who is still missing from our sum of all human knowledge, and building shared strategies to bridge these collective gaps.
This year's Wikimania will be held at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, from 18th July to 22nd July, 2018. All are welcome, whether you're an expert, enthusiast, beginner, or just curious!