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Revision as of 01:35, 10 July 2019

This article is a draft -- help us develop it!

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WikiConference North America is the annual conference of Wikimedia enthusiasts and volunteers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The 2019 conference will take place in Cambridge, Massachusetts, tentatively November 8-11. Join Wikipedia, -media, -data, and -cite enthusiasts for a long weekend of collaboration and discovary.

Location

View of Stata Center from Vassar street
View of Stata Center from Vassar street

Addresses

Stata Center, MIT

  • Address: Building 32, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge MA, 02139

File:MIT venue for WikiConference NA 2019.pdf

Registration will open soon and will be required for attendees.

Programs & activities

This is a draft: scheduling of the main conf + satellite events TBD.
Dates
Friday-Monday Nov 8 - 11.
Main conference
  • Keynotes, community presentations, round-table discussions, panels, and lightning talk sessions.
Main session themes to include: credibility and reliability; Flexibility, experimentation, and unreliable draft spaces; news and current events; citations and sourcing
Satellite activities
  • A hackathon, tech demos
  • Our annual Culture Crawl, a day-long event where we collaborate with local museums, libraries, cultural, and metropolitan institutions to host free backstage tours, edit-a-thons, and more. These crawls are a fantastic opportunity for conference attendees to experience the local culture, as well as collaborate with local institutions to improve Wikipedia's coverage of local topics, and to upload new images to Commons.
Keynotes
To be announced

Organization

Team

To get involved, add your name below!

Partners + Sponsors

  • Credibility Coalition, Hacks/Hackers (fiscal sponsor, fundraising, logistics)
  • Craig Newmark (general support)
  • MIT KFG (campus coordination)
  • MIT Open Learning (space, A/V, inspiration)
To inquire
MIT Libraries, Wikicite, WikiEd, WMF, Wikinews User Group, WM NYC
Local sponsors: The Abbey / Lamplighter / The Athenaeum
News projects: Tribune, DeC

History

Our previous events had unique themes and were located in different cities: New York City (2014), Washington D.C. (2015), San Diego (2016), Montreal (2017), and Columbus, OH (2018).

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.