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===Proposal Themes===
 
===Proposal Themes===
We invite attendees to submit proposals for panels, workshops, seminars, and other presentations in topics that fall under topics related to Wikipedia or free culture. This year we have five themes for the conference, though you are welcome to submit proposals on any relevant topic; these are mostly provided for guidance and organization!
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;Advocacy & Outreach
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;Relationship Building & Support
 
 
Proposals under this theme could focus on outreach to diverse institutions and communities to promote Wikipedia’s mission.
 
  
 
Topics under this theme may include:
 
Topics under this theme may include:
* Methods for digital collaboration
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* Building partnerships with external institutions
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** GLAM partnerships (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums)
 
* Local community building and outreach events
 
* Local community building and outreach events
* Broad campaigns (like Wiki Loves Monuments and Wikipedia Loves Libraries)
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* Affiliates and other organized groups
* Copyright licensing and legislative reform
 
* Internal and external grant funding for Wikimedia chapters and contributors
 
 
* Effective use of social media to promote chapter activities
 
* Effective use of social media to promote chapter activities
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* Grantmaking
  
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;Community
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;Inclusion & Diversity
 
 
Proposals under this theme could explore the dynamics of wiki culture and community, and provide a forum for participants and researchers to share methods for community management, engagement, participation, and conflict resolution.
 
  
 
Topic areas under this theme may include:
 
Topic areas under this theme may include:
* Community and chapter dialogue
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* Tools (identifying content gaps, recruitment, etc.)
* Multicultural, linguistic, and gender diversity on Wikipedia
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* Research
* Dispute resolution for Wikimedia projects
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* Organizing inclusive projects and events
* Discrepancies and conflicts between different policies
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* Case students
* Paid editing, generic advocacy editing, and conflict of interest editing
 
  
 
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;Technology & Infrastructure
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;Editor Recruitment & Retention
 
 
Proposals under this theme could focus on showcasing technology applications and theories, demonstrate new uses of existing and evolving technologies, and applying technologies to meet user needs and improve the overall user experience.
 
  
 
Topic areas in this track may include:  
 
Topic areas in this track may include:  
* Usability studies
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* Online and offline outreach
* Repositories and documentation for tools
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* Case studies and research
* Article feedback tools
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* Organizing offline events
* MediaWiki extensions
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* Tools
* Translation and localization
 
* Wikidata
 
  
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;Tech & Tools
 
 
[https://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM GLAM]s  – Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums – and academia have become major contributors of new content.  This track aims to foster collaboration and synergy between Wikimedians, GLAMs and educational institutions. Presentations and panels will demonstrate effective outreach techniques and results from ongoing activities as well as envision the future path for these efforts.
 
  
 
Topic areas in the cultural part of this track may include:
 
Topic areas in the cultural part of this track may include:
* Partnerships and coordination, including case studies
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* Wikidata
* Wikipedian In Residence programs
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** Contributing
* The Wikipedia Library
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** Structure Commons
* Technical tools such as QRpedia, Wiki Loves Monuments and Wikipedia towns
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** Integration with other projects
* Project reporting
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* Tools to edit Wikipedia
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* Tools to edit Wikimedia Commons
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* Tools in development
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* Tools for offline events
  
 
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;Education and Academic Engagement
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;Harassment, Civility, & Safety
  
Proposals under this theme could focus on the [https://wikiedu.org/ Wiki Education Foundation] (Wiki Ed)'s programs in the United States and Canada, parallel initiatives in Mexico and Canada, and furthering mutually beneficial academic partnerships.
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Topic areas in this track may include:  
 
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* Tools to combat harassment
Topics in the educational part of this track may include:  
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* Guidance for dealing with harassment
* Wikipedia-editing assignments in universities
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* Resarch
* Perceptions of Wikipedia in academia
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* Safety considerations at events
* Teaching the increasing reliability of Wikipedia
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* Protecting community members
* Information literacy among students
 
 
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Revision as of 07:57, 29 June 2018

This page is a draft. Much of it is placeholders, nothing on this is final.


WikiConference North America 2018 will be taking place October 18-21 in Columbus, Ohio. October 20-21 serve as the conference's main programming days, and we invite you to submit a proposal for a workshop, seminar, tutorial, panel, or presentation!

To submit a proposal, first create an account (if you don't have one already) and login. In the green box below, replace the "Your proposal title" text with the title of your proposal and click "Create Page". You will be directed to a self-explanatory wiki page. To submit your proposal, please be sure to save the wiki page.


Proposal Review Process

You will be notified about the Program Committee's decision regarding your submission via email. If your submission is not added to the preliminary schedule, please do not be discouraged. WikiConference North America will have time set aside in the schedule for participants and attendees to participate in self-organized talks and working groups during our lightning talks and unconference sessions.

Terms of Participation

By submitting a proposal, you agree that the text of your proposal, your presentation slides, and any video recordings can be distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License or a compatible license.

You also agree that, under the terms of the license, recordings of your presentation may be broadcast live, recorded, and made available for download later. If you prefer not to be recorded, please contact one of the conference organizers, we are happy to accommodate your request.

Further, by submitting a proposal, you agree to abide by the terms of the Safe Space Policy.

Submission Notes

Presentation Types

Type Description Length
Panel A facilitated discussion among three or more speakers on a pre-selected topic. 30–45 min.
Workshop A facilitated group-wide discussion or hands-on tutorial/work session on a pre-selected topic. 30–75 min.
Presentation A presentation on any topic within the themes covered by the conference. 15–30 min.
Unconference Lightning talk, open space, and other informal formats. Various

Proposal Themes

We invite attendees to submit proposals for panels, workshops, seminars, and other presentations in topics that fall under topics related to Wikipedia or free culture.

This year we have five themes for the conference, though you are welcome to submit proposals on any relevant topic; these are mostly provided for guidance and organization!

Relationship Building & Support

Topics under this theme may include:

  • Building partnerships with external institutions
    • GLAM partnerships (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums)
  • Local community building and outreach events
  • Affiliates and other organized groups
  • Effective use of social media to promote chapter activities
  • Grantmaking
Inclusion & Diversity

Topic areas under this theme may include:

  • Tools (identifying content gaps, recruitment, etc.)
  • Research
  • Organizing inclusive projects and events
  • Case students
Editor Recruitment & Retention

Topic areas in this track may include:

  • Online and offline outreach
  • Case studies and research
  • Organizing offline events
  • Tools
Tech & Tools

Topic areas in the cultural part of this track may include:

  • Wikidata
    • Contributing
    • Structure Commons
    • Integration with other projects
  • Tools to edit Wikipedia
  • Tools to edit Wikimedia Commons
  • Tools in development
  • Tools for offline events
Harassment, Civility, & Safety

Topic areas in this track may include:

  • Tools to combat harassment
  • Guidance for dealing with harassment
  • Resarch
  • Safety considerations at events
  • Protecting community members