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New York Law School
30 May - 1 June 2014
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About WikiConference USA

WikiConference USA is the first national Wikimedia conference of its kind in the United States. The conference will be held on May 30 – June 1, 2014 at New York Law School, located in the Tribeca district of Manhattan, New York City. WikiConference USA’s program will be devoted to topics concerning the Wikimedia movement in the United States, as well as related topics of free culture and digital rights.

WikiConference USA will feature a diverse array of conference offerings such as keynotes, presentations, panels, and workshop sessions; provide a lounge space and break areas for conference attendees to gather and mingle; and host an unconference day for attendees to design their own schedule and engage with each other around common interests.

For the full announcement, see our press release: File:WikiCon USA 2014 Press Release v1.pdf.

Conference Details

New York Law School
Dates & Times
Friday, May 30, 2014, 8:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 8:30AM – 6:00PM
Sunday, June 1, 2014, 8:30AM – 6:00PM
Location
New York Law School
185 West Broadway (between Worth Street and Leonard Street), New York, NY 10013
Expected Attendance
300 attendees over the three-day conference
Target Demographics
Our primary demographic targets United States-based Wikipedians. The secondary demographic targets non-Wikipedian academics, students, librarians, activists, and professionals.
Costs
The conference will be free to attend.
Hashtag
#wikiconusa
Commons category
WikiConference USA 2014

Conference Sponsors

Main Sponsors


Wikimedia Foundation New York Law School

Institutional Sponsors


Consumer Reports Institute for Information Law and Policy

CUNY Libraries
CUNY Libraries

Schedule of sessions

WikiConference North America 2019 • Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Our schedule is under active development.

We're still adding content and things may change; keep checking back!

Friday, November 8

Friday includes two activities: our Culture Crawl during the day, followed by an evening reception.

Our Culture Crawl is a day-long event that includes tours and other activities at various cultural institutions around Boston and Cambridge. Our home base for the day will be the Museum of Fine Arts.


Friday evening will be our reception in downtown Boston. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Saturday, November 9


November 9 - Saturday - Programming


Registration

8:30 AM

Registration/Check-in/Badge pickup at MIT Stata Center (exact location TBD).
Opening Plenary

9:30 - 10:45 AM

Stata 32-123 (Auditorium)

Introduction & Keynote Addresses

  • Details TBA

Keynote All Hands

Break

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Catch a break, mingle with other Wikimedians, and head to your first session.
Session 1 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
11:00 - 11:15
Combating Online Harassment with Friends (Mahar, Zhang, Karger from MIT)
Introductory Edit-a-thon
11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 12:30
Lunch

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Lunch at TBD
You may eat throughout the building. Refer to the scheduled meet-ups below.
Lunch Meetup A - ? Lunch Meetup B - ? Lunch Meetup C - LGBT+ Lunch Meetup D - Programs & Events Lunch Meetup E - WikiMedicine Lunch Meetup F - Wiki Women's Lunch Meetup G - ? Lunch Meetup H - ?
Session 2 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
2:00 - 2:15
From Digital Natives to Digital Citizens: How Instructors are Using Wikipedia to Teach Information Literacy (Blumenthal from Wiki Edu; Jacobson from SUNY at Albany; Kaufman from Wake Forest Univ; Griffin from Univ. of Alabama)
Public Policy Roundtable (Siy, Laporte from Wikimedia Foundation)
Tech Lightning Talks
WikiNetBias: topic polarisation on Wikipedia graph and its effect on users (Menghini from Sapienza Univ. of Rome, Brown Univ.)
AMA: Ask the developers (Isarra from MediaWiki Developers)
Introductory Edit-a-thon (Continued)

Caribbean Translate-a-thon
2:15 - 2:30
2:30 - 2:45
Introduction to Structured Data on Commons (Stinson from Wikimedia Foundation)
2:45 - 3:00
The 1000 Women in Religion Project: Bridging the Divide Between the Academy and Wikipedia (Hartung from Women's Caucus of the American Academy of Religion)
3:00 - 3:15
Mbabel - One Click Article Creation for Events (Gamaliel from WMDC, Pharos from WMNYC)
3:15 - 3:30
Break

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Catch a break and mingle with other conference goers, opportunity for mini-meetups.
Session 3 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
4:00 - 4:15
Reserved
New England meetup and project roundtable (Ayers, Suiter, Smith, Li from MIT Libraries)
4:15 - 4:30
4:30 - 4:45
Reserved
4:45 - 5:00
Design Workshop on the UX of Conveying Credibility Online (Zhang from MIT, Obuobi, Skeet, Greiner, Gamage)
5:00 - 5:15
Reserved
5:15 - 5:30
Evening Reception

? PM

Details to come!

Sunday, November 10


November 10 - Sunday - Programming


Registration

9:00 AM

Registration/Check-in/Badge pickup at MIT Stata Center (exact location TBD).
Session 4 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
10 - 10:45
Reserved
Building a Wikidata Curriculum (Kent from Wiki Edu)
Reserved
Wikimedia Outreach programs for technical contributors (Rodlund, Sethi, Ross, Zhou from Wikimedia Foundation)
Open Space
Open Space
Break

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Catch a break and mingle with other conference goers.
Session 5 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
11:00 - 11:15
State of Wikimedia Research on Knowledge Integrity (Johnson from Wikimedia Foundation)
Open Space
11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:45
Supporting deliberation and resolution on Wikipedia (Zhang, Im, Schilling, Morgan, Karger)
11:45 - 12:00
Best Practices for Responsible and Reliable Content about Suicide (Poore, LaPorte, SSiy from Wikimedia Foundation)
12:00 - 12:15
Wikidata-fying Northeastern University's "Women Writers in Review" initiative (Stephenson-Goodknight from Northeastern & Wiki Women in Red)
Wiki Caribbean Panel and Discussion on Survey Findings (Antoine from Wikimedians of the Caribbean User Group & AfroCROWD)
Introduction to WikiCite
12:15 - 12:30
Lunch

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Lunch at TBD
You may eat throughout the building. Refer to the scheduled meet-ups below.
Lunch Meetup A - ? Lunch Meetup B - Art+Feminism Lunch Meetup C - WikiCite Lunch Meetup D - ? Lunch Meetup E - ? Lunch Meetup F - ? Lunch Meetup G - Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network Lunch Meetup H - Ask Wiki Education
Session 6 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
2:00 - 2:15
Hackathon Wrap-up
Building Scholia profiles (Mietchen from WikiCite & Univ. of Virginia)
Next Steps for Countering Systemic Bias: Beyond Filling the Gaps (Bjork-James from Vanderbilt and Wiki Edu)
Creating WikiCommunity at LaGuardia Community College (Coleman from LaGuardia Community College)
Open Space
Open Space
Open Space
2:15 - 2:30
2:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 3:00
Wikidata Quicksheets (Mandiberg from Art+Feminism)
3:00 - 3:15
3:15 - 3:30
Break

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Catch a break and mingle with other conference goers.
End-of-day Plenary

3:45 - 4:45 PM

Stata 32-123 (Auditorium)
  • Details TBA

All Hands

Monday, November 11


November 11 - Monday - Programming


Registration

9:00 AM

Registration/Check-in/Badge pickup at ?.
Session 7 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
10 - 10:45
How to define and elevate quality news: A discussion led by CUNY's NewsQA team (Harloe from NewsQA, Credibility Coalition, & CUNY)
Limits of Wikidata (Mietchen from WikiCite & Univ. of Virginia)
Reserved
Discussion Forum
Open Space
Break

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Catch a break, mingle with other Wikimedians, and head to your first session.
Session 8 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
11 - 12:00
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Discussion Forum
Open Space
Lunch

12:00 - 1:30 PM


Lunch at TBD



More to come!







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