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(Of course smaller events actually start 8/1. See Main Page for the big picture.)

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Friday, 3 August

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Time Hall (300 seats) Room 325 (70 seats)
Room 328 (80 seats)
Room 332 (70 seats)
Room 334 (70 seats) Wikimania Lounge
at 319
9:00~10:15 (01:00~02:15UTC) Welcome Speeches: Florence Nibart-Devouard (Anthere)/Jimmy Wales (Jimbo)
10:15~10:30 (02:15~02:30UTC) Break, open space introduction
10:30~noon (02:30~04:00UTC)
Session 1
session 101

Benjamin Mako Hill: Freedom's Standard Advanced

Kat Walsh: The Conscientious Copyfighter

session 102 Panel

Jakob Voss: The Semantic Web and why Wikipedia should bother

Denny Vrandecic: Wikipedia 3.0: MediaWiki meets the Semantic Web

session 103

Enric Senabre Hidalgo: Meritocracy, vandalism and similarities with Open Source development

Su-Chu Hsu, Ju-Chun Ko: Authorship and Liquidity in Wikiart

Sylvain Zimmer: Building a sustainable economy around free music, the Jamendo way

session 104 Panel

Anthony Mao, Thomas Tsai, Yu, Long-Shan: Library with Free Information and Free Software

session 105

Seth Anthony: Where Have All The Writers Gone: The Diversion, Distraction and Departure of Wiki "Content Creators""

Lawrence Liang - Debate on the Authority of Knowledge vis a vis Wikipedia

session 106
12:00~1:30pm (04:00~05:30UTC) Lunch
1:30~2:30pm (05:30~06:30UTC)
Session 2
session 201

Erik Moeller: Wiki2Wiki: Wikimedia and the new ecosystem of knowledge

session 202

Jack Herrick: Challenges in a growing wiki : The wikiHow case study

session 203

Revo Soekatno: Malay, Malaysian and Indonesian languages on Wikipedia

Ravi Kant The history and the current status of Hindi wikipedia and it's communities.

session 204 Panel

Lawrence Liang - open content licensing

Teresa Malango : Licensing Strategy and Business model for Open Content

session 205 BOF

user:michele, Why is Media Wiki not (yet) the ideal Wiki-engine for (formal) educational settings?

Naoko Kizu: Translation for Community Building

session 206 Panel/BOF Stewards
2:30~2:45pm (06:30~06:45UTC) Break
2:45~3:45pm (06:45~07:45UTC)
Session 3
session 301

Samuel Klein: OLPC and addressing systemic bias

session 302

Guillaume Paumier, Elisabeth Bauer: Strengthening and unifying the visual identity of Wikimedia projects: a step towards maturity

session 303

Sabahat Ashraf: National and Community Information Databases—WikiPakista, WikiIndia and HumanRights.ProgressiveIslam.org

David Beall: SFHOMELESS.NET and Wikia: Wiki technology expanding into government and social service resources

session 304

Harel Cain: Hebrew language Wikipedia: what makes it special and what other projects can learn from it

Chia-Wei Chiu: The Study of Wiki Editing Behavior of China Wikipedian - A Case Study of Wikipedia

session 305

Gerard Meijssen:OmegaWiki, Wiki for Professional, the launch of semantic support for Wikipedia and the use of OmegaWiki in education and publications

session 306


Masayuki Hatta: The Issues on Wiki Licensing

3:45~4:00pm (07:45~08:00UTC) Afternoon break
4:00~5:00pm (08:00~09:00UTC)
Session 4
session 401

Jimmy Wales: Wikia

session 402

Gerard Meijssen: languages, small projects, the language committee, fund raising, signwriting

session 403


David Pendery: Wikipedia and Taiwanese Students--A Good Mix

session 404


Dominick Chen Remix with wikipedia, remix on wikipedia

session 405


Elizabeth Stark & Samuel Klein: Free Culture Spaces - Building a Network of Community Centers to Promote Free Content Development

session 406 Lightning talks #1
5:00~5:30pm (09:00~09:30UTC) Wrap-up (summary of day's sessions); Poster Session

Saturday, 4 August

Time Lecture Room 318(170 seats)
Room 325 (70 seats)
Room 328 (80 seats)
Room 332 (70 seats)
Room 334 (70 seats) Lounge & Open Space
at 319
9:00~9:15 (01:00~01:15UTC) Welcome, daily announcements and overview
9:15~9:30 (01:15~01:30UTC) Break
9:30~10:30 (01:30~02:30UTC)
Session 5
session 501

Achal Prabhala: Wikimedia in the offline world

session 502

Haidong Pan Democracy and business model: wikipedia and wiki ecosystem in China

Mathias Schindler:The economics of writing and publishing an encyclopedia

session 503

Teemu Leinonen: Vision for Wikiversity: academy, popular education/folk high school and free school

Cormac Lawler: Learning and learning about learning in Wikiversity

session 504

Brian Mingus: Using Natural Language Processing to determine the quality of Wikipedia articles

Luca De Alfaro: A Content-Driven Reputation System for the Wikipedia

session 505

Craig Spurrier, Andrew Lih, Rebecca MacKinnon, Erik Moeller: Grass Root media and CJU review

session 506
10:30~10:45 (02:30~02:45UTC) Break
10:45~11:45 (02:45~03:45UTC)
Session 6
session 601Panel

Ward Cunningham, Jack Herrick, James Forrester, Dirk Riehle: The future of wikis

session 602

Chao-Kuei Hung: Free Culture Advocacy: A General Strategy and Some Examples Involving Social Movement Groups and Community Universities

session 603

Isaac Mao: Knowledge Forming, Heredity, and Variation

session 604

David Pendery: Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: The Mind of Wikipedia

KaKan Lo: Another role of Wikipedians: Guiding machines to do intelligent tasks

session 605 session 606 BOF

Li-Hua Wu: The Accumulation of Local Knowledge and Public Participation:A case study of Chu-Tien, Liu-Dui

Jun-Fa Wong: How to gathering local knowledge?─Public Participation mechanism of 2007 localogy GIS project.

11:45~1:15pm (03:45~05:15UTC) Lunch
1:15~2:15pm (05:15~06:15UTC)
Session 7
session 701

Raoul Weiler: Compilation of Ethnographic Objects from Museums Reserves

session 702

Renaud Gaudin: moulin - offline wikipedia for the developing world

Kim Tucker: Libre Knowledge and Another World is Possible

session 703

Ida Suandi: Wikipedia: A Powerful Tool of Knowledge or an Internet Phenomena? A Survey Study of Singapore Language Teachers' Perspectives on the Use of Wikipedia in Teaching.

Jan-bart De Vreede : Wiki's in Dutch Education

session 704

Michael Dale: Metavid Wiki - Real Time Collaborative Semantic Audio/Video Metadata in MediaWiki.

Ping Yeh: Embeddable Wiki Engine: proof of concept and application ideas

session 705

SJ, Summer of Content 2007 & Curriculum Jam

session 706

Brianna L, Commons HOWTO Tutorial

2:15~2:30 (06:15~06:30UTC) Break
2:30~3:30pm (06:30~07:30UTC)
Session 8
session 801

Melissa Hagemann: Open Access and how it can support the work of Wikipedia

Erin McKean: What Does Reference Look Like? (And Why Looks Don't Matter Much)

session 802

Kate (Aude): Free, open source geospatial mapping tools and use in Wikimedia projects

Evan Prodromou: Extending wikis with social networking tools

session 803


Cormac Lawler: Understanding, defining, and developing Wikiversity

session 804


Alexis Rondeau, Hector Rinaldi, Stan Wiechers: Distribute knowledge using cell-phone readable physical hyperlinks

session 805


Election Panel (briefing and accept questions from the audience)

Jon Harald Søby
Tim Starling
Kizu Naoko
Benjamin Mako Hill
Cary Bass
Jan-Bart de Vreede

session 806

David Still, Audio in Wikimedia HOWTO

3:30~3:45pm (07:30~07:45UTC) Break
3:45~4:45pm (07:45~08:45UTC)
Session 9
session 901 Panel

Mike Godwin, Kat Walsh, James Forrester, Andrew Lih: The shifting nature of the English Wikipedia community

session 902 Workshop

Yuri Astrakhan: Direct data access with MediaWiki API

session 903 Workshop

Kim Tucker: WikiMedia and Education: extending Wikimedia tools for Collaborative Learning

session 904 Workshop

Dirk Riehle: Bringing Wikipedia to Work: Open Collaboration within Corporations

session 905 Workshop

Adam Hyde: Free Manuals for free software

session 906
Lightning talks #2
4:45~5:00pm (08:45~09:00UTC) Afternoon break
5:00~5:10pm (09:00~09:10UTC) Daily wrapup, session summary; Poster Session
6:30-9:50pm (10:00~13:50UTC) Wikimania Party and Film Festival

Sunday, 5 August

Time Hall (300 seats) Auditorium (800 seats) Room 325 (70 seats)
tech 2
Room 328 (80 seats)
Room 332 (70 seats) Room 334 (70 seats) Lounge & Open Space
at 319
9:00~9:15 (01:00~01:15UTC) Welcome, daily announcements and overview
9:15~9:30 (01:15~01:30UTC) Break
9:30~10:30 (01:30~02:30UTC)
Session 10
session 1001

Wayne Mackintosh: Sustainable innovation in mega-projects

Delphine Ménard: Virtual and national cultures: Wikimedia, projects and organisation

session 1002 session 1003

Brion Vibber: Hacking Days Review

Brian Behlendorf: What Open Source and Wiki Communities Can Teach Businesses About Innovation and Collaboration

session 1004

Brianna Laugher: Special:Contributions/newbies: a study of newly-registered user behaviour

James Hare: How to Effectively Deal with Disputes

session 1005

LIN, Yu-Shyen: Evaluating the Effectiveness of TaiwanBaseballWiki

Kwang-Tsao Shao: how to apply Wiki system on Taiwanese Encyclopedia of Life

session 1006

Rebecca MacKinnon: Citizen media: Why Global Voices isn't trying to be a news agency.

Craig Spurrier: Wikinews: How it is unique, and what the future holds

session 1007 BOF

Lodewijk Gelauff: Wikimedia conferences - Local opportunities

Guillaume Paumier : Wikimedia Meta-Wiki as a thematic coordination platform for WikiProjects

10:30~10:45 (02:30~02:45UTC) Break
10:45~11:45 (02:45~03:45UTC)
Session 11
Plenary - Joi Ito: the Sharing Economy session 1107
11:45~1:15pm (03:45~05:15UTC) Lunch
1:15~2:15pm (05:15~06:15UTC)
Session 12
session 1201

Benjamin Mako Hill: Supporting Collaboration in Branched Articles

Alain Desilets: Making WikiMedia resources more useful for translators

session 1202 session 1203

Christoph Sauer, Chuck Smith: WikiCreole and its practical applications - the future of wiki interaction

Jon Phillips: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - Wikibiblio: A Community-based Bibliographic System

session 1204 Workshop

Heather Ford, Elizabeth Stark, Sylvain Zimmer: iCommons, Creative Commons and a new global movement around Free Culture

session 1205


Hon-Him Cheung, Yan-Kit Lam :Digital Art, Open source and open content.

session 1206

Greg Stein: Google and wiki

session 1207

Lightning talks #3

2:15~2:30 (06:15~06:30UTC) Break
2:30~3:50pm (06:30~07:50UTC)
Session 13
Plenary: Wikimedia Foundation Board Panel session 1307
3:50~4:00pm (07:50~08:00UTC) Break
4:00~4:30pm (08:00~08:30UTC)
Session 14
Closing Speech-Jimmy Wales session 1407
4:30~4:40pm (08:30~08:40UTC) Afternoon break. Closing photo session with all attendants (outdoor stairs in front of the auditorium building)
4:40~5:10pm (08:40~09:10UTC) Awards session
5:10~5:30pm (09:10~09:30UTC) Wrap-up, closing gala & ceremony

See Main Page for post conference events.