Bringing Wikimania to Esino Lario involved numerous challenges. The most difficult: how to stage a credible project in an efficient and professional manner.
Wikimania is usually held in large cities with the right facilities and services to cater for conferences numbering one or two thousand delegates. Esino, on the other hand, is a small mountain village, poorly connected and devoid of any infrastructure for major conferences. In addition, it lacks sufficient accommodation for visitors. As if that weren’t enough, both its optical and its electricity lines needed boosting.
So, how were these problems solved?
Find out by consulting the following documents:
- Esino Lario’s bid to host Wikimania 2016, winning neck-to-neck with Manila
- “Wikimania Esino Lario: cultural protagonism on and off line” (in Italian), the Fondazione Cariplo-sponsored project that made many of the essential steps for hosting Wikimania in Esino Lario possible. Below, the numerous actions taken to involve the local population and promote a culture open to the world.
- the coordinating team
- the official page of Wikimania 2016 in Esino Lario
- How the decisions were taken: by following the example of Wikipedia, Esino set itself five main guidelines, which oriented the many decisions taken over the years.
Discover the five pillars of the Wikimania Esino Lario project