Toronto — 10-12 November 2023
The WikiConference North America 2023 is the tenth annual gathering of wikimedists, institutions and professionals from across North America, including Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Our theme for this year is Recent Changes.
The event will be held at the Toronto Reference Library in Toronto, Ontario from 10 to 12 November 2023. The evening before, participants and guests of honor are invited to a cocktail reception starting at 6 p.m. on November 9. Although the dress code is at everyone's discretion, a tenue de ville is welcome during the opening night.
On Friday 10 November, a pre-conference day is organised where several events such as hackathon and workshops will be held alongside the main conference. The pre-conference is also a time for participants to plan their schedule for the main conference, explore the poster session, enjoy one of the many sightseeing tours or just mingle with other participants!
On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November, the main WikiConference will be held, including academic and informal presentations on Wikimedia outreach, workshops to enhance the skills of grassroots organizers, practical information on the Wikimedia movement in North America, and related topics such as free culture and digital rights. The programme will be announced shortly.
- Dates & Times
- Thursday, November 9, 2023, 6:00 p.m. (opening cocktail, tenue de ville)
- Friday, November 10, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (pre-conference)
- Saturday, November 11, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (main conference day 1)
- Sunday, November 12, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (main conference day 2)
- Toronto Reference Library
- 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 2G8
- Commons category
- WikiConference North America 2023
WikiConference North America User Group was formed in 2016 after that year's conference. It is a recognized Affiliate by the Wikimedia Foundation. The purpose of the User Group is to assure that the experiences gained at one conference are shared with future year conference organizers. The mission of the User Group includes coordinating the planning and hosting of events under our purview.
Additionally, the User Group documents best practices and shares lessons learned with other Wikimedia communities planning and hosting conferences and similar events. In 2020, 2021 and 2022 WikiConference North America were online.