Monday, July 31, 2006


Last year, Shanghai played host to the first Chinese Blogger Conference. As a favor to folks who were held up by the language barrier, I translated the registration instructions.

This year, the Chinese Blogger Conference will be held in Hangzhou on October 28th and 29th. I'll help with translation if needed, but that event is still in the planning stages.

Luckily for us Shanghainese and Shanghailanders, we are hosting another event this year, albeit a slightly smaller one. The first annual Chinese Wiki Conference (首届中文维客年会) will be held on Saturday, August 12th at the Shanghai Library. Already, people are using Upcoming to announce their interest, and an official English language introduction is online.

Registration for this conference closes on August 5th, so I'm going to translate the registration procedure here:

  • Conference registration will be opened on July 23rd. In order to reach an accurate estimate of the number of attendees, registration will occur as follows:
  • Option 1: By phone. Call the Conference Committee Secretary weekdays from 10:00am-5:30pm at +86-21-54475686.
  • Option 2: By e-mail. Send e-mail to the following address:
  • Please submit the following:

    1. Real name or online alias.
    2. Your current city of residence.
    3. A contact phone number and a way to reach you online (E-mail, MSN, QQ, Gtalk, Skype, etc).
    4. Your willingness to give a talk at the wiki conference. (We welcome your interest!)
    5. Your personal blog or related site address.
    6. Your willingness to create a link from your site to the conference site.
    7. Any other relevant information.
  • If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact by MSN or inquire directly by phone with the Conference Committee Secretary.

Registration will be halted on August 5th. Only registered participants will be allowed into the venue, and there will be no registration on the day of the Conference. Thank you for your support and participation!

Remember that this translation is unofficial, and that there will not necessarily be English speakers taking registrations. I recommend keeping English-language registration e-mails brief and phone calls only in Chinese.


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