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Wikimania 2007 Taipei :: a Globe in Accord
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The deatils of schedule are TBD and you can visit Schedule page for latest version.


The host, Wikimedia Foundation, is offering a limited number of scholarships to help attendees defray part of the costs of attending Wikimania 2007.

Criteria for selecting recipients are determined by Scholarship Committee, in accordance with the goals and focus areas of Wikimania and Wikimedia. We aim to make Wikimania 2007 Taipei successful and productive, and to support the success of Wikimedia projects.

Applying for scholarship was closed on April 15, 2007. Stay in tune to know who will get help. Read more...


Here are some of the speakers of this year:


Achal Prabhala is a researcher and writer based in Bangalore, India, whose research work concerns access to knowledge and to medicine. Recent projects include an initiative to collect and publicly archive literary journals from Kenya, Nigeria, India, South Africa, the Middle East and the US; a report to the Indian Government for an overhaul of country's copyright act; essays on piracy and the legal commons; a commission to evaluate Botswana's patent law and medicines registration system; and an evaluatory framework for assessing copyright law and access to knowledge. Read more...

Benjamin Mako Hill
Benjamin Mako Hill

Benjamin Mako Hill is a Debian hacker and author of the Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Bible and "The Official Ubuntu Book". He works in the Computing Culture group of the MIT Media Lab, and is on the boards of Software Freedom International (the organization that organizes Software Freedom Day) and the Ubuntu Foundation. Hill was on the board of Software in the Public Interest from March 2003 until July 2006, serving as the organisation's vice-president from August 2004. Read more...

Debbie Garside
Debbie Garside

Debbie Garside is the Project Leader, Editor and Head of Research for ISO 639-6. She is also Managing Director of GeoLang Ltd; the organisation that will become the Registration Authority (RA) for ISO-639-6 as soon as it is published. Debbie is Chief Executive Officer of the World Language Documentation Centre (WLDC); a non-profit making organisation made up of 18 international linguists and standardization professionals from industry and academia alike that has a remit that is wide and far reaching with regard to facilitating linguistic communities.


Visit Speakers page for complete list.

Call for Participation

We are accepting submissions for posters, presentations, workshops, and discussion groups. We are also accepting nominations for speakers and speaker panels, and suggestions for other activities. Please be bold in your submissions!

  • Important dates
    • Mar. 1 – Apr. 30: Submission (The deadline has been extended to May 15.)
    • May 1 – May 31: Feedback and notification of acceptance
  • Conference Themes include
    • Wikimedia Communities
    • Free Content
    • Technical infrastructure

Submission | Program Ideas

Attendees List

Wikimania 2007 will be held August 3-5 in Taipei, Taiwan. The conference and main accommodation venue will be arranged at Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center. The number of attendees should be evaluated so that the Taipei Team can book rooms at Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center. In order to provide information for the Team to evaluate the number of rooms and beds, this page is needed to investigate how many people plan to attend Wikimania 2007. Please express your intention of attending Wikimania 2007 in this page.


Who needs a visa to enter the Republic of China (Taiwan)?

If you are not a resident of the Republic of China (Taiwan), you may need a visa to enter or must be eligible for the visa-waiver program. If you already have a visa and need to enter the ROC, make sure it will not expire before you use it to apply for admission (entry) at the port.

Visa waiver program

Citizens of the following 31 countries do not need a visa to enter the ROC for tourism or business for stays of 30 days or less:

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On-site Accommodation Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center (CTOYAC) has a 10-story residential building on site for accommodation. The building is connected with the convention building, and all rooms are air-conditioned. The building faces a great lawn in the CTOYAC garden, overlooks Keelung River, and has a view of Chien Tan Peak.

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Location Information

Taipei is the capital of Republic of China, and is the largest city of Taiwan. It is the political, commercial, media, educational and pop cultural center of Taiwan.

According to the ranging of Freedom House Taiwan enjoys the freest government in Asia in 2006. Taiwan is rich in Chinese culture. The National Palace Museum in Taipei holds world's largest collection of Chinese artifacts, artworks and imperial archives.

To find out information regarding local weather, personal finance, regulations, transportation, attractions, food and others, visit Local_Information to read more.


Chien Tan Overseas Youth Activity Center is a comprehensive convention center in a large and quiet landscape garden by Keelung River in a scenic location at the heart of Taipei metropolis. There are three connected buildings: a 10-story residential building facing the large lawn with views of Keelung River, an education center by Chien Tan Pond, and in between, stands the newly renovated Grand Hall. More information can be found at Venue.


My name is Damian and I'm from Venezuela, in South America, I attended (sp) WM06 in Boston and had one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

At first I was a little scared, I was in a foreign country and I literally didn't know a single person, being alone in the middle of Boston/Cambridge was a little weird, but in a fun way. Read more...

Cormaggio: I've enjoyed both Wikimanias immensely - it's just such a buzz to meet people face to face that you previously only knew through online contact (often not knowing their identities at all). And having that number of Wikimedians in one place is just awe-inspiring ..... Read More..

Aphaia: I was in Boston conference. It was really a fascinating experience ... It was great to have a time for sitting with friends for hours to talk about several concerns about the project, specially those who have been daily working with, and know what was their motivation to work on this project; it is in my opinion to equal with knowing what is the sources of our strength. Read more...

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