Wikimania 2009, the 5th International Conference of the Wikimedia Foundation, that is being held on August 25-29, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It will be the first held in Spanish and in the Southern Hemisphere. Following the spirit of multilingualism, the conference program will be bilingual in Spanish and in English, including a simultaneous translation service for the main track. The venue of the event will be the Centro Cultural General San Martín (General San Martín Cultural Centre, CCGSM), the most important of its type in Argentina, located in the tourist center of Buenos Aires.
Wikimania is an annual conference aimed at the contributors of all the Wikimedia Foundation's projects. It allows the community and the general public to learn and share free knowledge initiatives and collaborative projects all over the world. The previous conferences were held in Frankfurt (Germany), Boston (United States), Taipei (Taiwan) and Alexandria (Egypt). Wikimania 2009 will be attended by important representatives of Wikimedia and free culture, with special emphasis on the academic aspect of the projects.
Official Website: http://wikimania2009.wikimedia.org/wiki/Portal
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