Mido, the lead coordinator for wikimania 2008 and a constant contributer in Arabic Wikipedia, wrote:
“After months of preparation, Alexandria was finally chosen as the winning bid for the Wikimedia Foundation’s fourth annual international conference, Wikimania 2008. Chosen by the Wikimania jury as the winner over two other exceptional bids, Atlanta and Cape Town, Alexandria will be hosting the event in the summer of 2008 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), the newly reconstructed library of Alexandria.”
Meanwhile Zero Effect commented on his blog:
“As a member of Alexandria team i assure every body that we will make our best in order to make this even a remarkable and spectacular experience to the entire Wikipedian Universe.”
For more updates you can check the main website covering the event.