The Wikitravel Get-Together is an event where Wikitravellers from all over the globe, speakers of any language, come together to do what we do best: travel. It's an opportunity to collaborate in the Real World with people that you collaborate with online every day; to meet old friends face-to-face; to practice the craft of making travel guides; and to visit a city or region that you may never have been before.
A real get-together
The typical format of the get-together is a long weekend trip to some part of the world not well covered in Wikitravel (or, at least, most language versions of Wikitravel). It is a "busman's holiday" -- while visiting our destination, we'll be collecting information, photos, and impressions of the place we're visiting to improve the destination guide in Wikitravel for that place. There will be a loose schedule planned by participants before and during the event, and you can join up with small groups of other Wikitravellers to:
Some side-trips and events will be day trips; others will go overnight.
Other ways to get together
An Eat-together is a mini-get-together of Wikitravellers. Like the name implies, the main focus is on having lunch/dinner/midnight munchies together, but the basic idea is still the same.
Like the name implies, the main focus is on having a drink or something similar together, but the basic idea is still the same. This kind of get-together can be handy if you are short of time and/or just want to say hi to your fellow wikitravellers.
Who should come
You! Anyone who works on Wikitravel, who wants to visit the chosen destination, and who is willing to help explore the city or region should plan to come. You should be ready to self-guide yourself and others through some of the activities listed above; the success of the event depends on your willingness to plunge forward.
If you're planning to organise a get-together, please add your suggestion to the list below and create a sub-page using the Get-together/Template.