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WikiConference North America 2019 • Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
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Friday, November 8

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, our home base for the day.

Friday is the conference's Culture Crawl, 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.

  • Participants will visit local museums and cultural institutions for free backstage tours, edit-a-thons, and more. Participating institutions include:
    • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    • State Library of Massachusetts
    • MassArt
    • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
    • Boston University
  • Training sessions around GLAM and Wikidata
  • Kickoff to our conference-long hackathon, challenging participants to ideate and come up with solutions for problems around information reliability.

Friday evening will be our reception in Boston at the Waterworks Museum. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Schedule

Registration will take place throughout the day in the Trustees Room in the Museum of Fine Arts
Training Sessions @ MFA
All sessions take place in the Museum of Fine Arts' Trustees Room
Tours
Various Locations

10 AM

Introduction to Wikimedia, Wikidata, and GLAM

10:30 - 11:15 AM

Cyrus Dallin’s Appeal to the Great Spirit (Layla Bermeo and Dennis Carr)

10:30 - 11:45 AM

Wikidata Tutorial: Intro to the Basics (Rob Fernandez)

1 - 2 PM

Strategies and models for GLAM Wiki partnerships (Andrew Lih, Kelly Doyle, Alex Stinson, et al.)

2:15 - 3:45 PM

Introduction to Structured Data on Commons (Stinson)

4 - 5 PM

Editing GLAM collections on Wikidata ⁠— Powerful tools, spreadsheets, case studies

10:30 - 11:15 AM @ MFA, Swan Gallery 245

James Swan and the Swan furniture
(Tour by Tom Michie & Courtney Harris)

11 AM - 12 PM @ MFA, 3rd Floor American Wing

Women Take the Floor and Art & Feminism
(Tour by Nonie Gadsden)

11 AM - 12 PM @ MIT, MakerWorkshop

2 30-minute tours of the MakerWorkshop makerspace

12 - 12:30 PM @ MFA, two galleries

MFA History tour
(Tour by Maureen Melton)

1:30 - 2:30 PM @ State Library of Massachusetts

Tour of Library and Special Collections

2 - 3 PM @ MassArt

Evolution of Artists’ book and a Class on Color

3 - 3:45 PM @ MFA, Room 280

Japanese Buddhist sculpture, Conservation in Action
(Tour by Eve Mayberger & Linsly Boyer)

3:30 - 4 PM @ Boston University

Tour of African Studies Library

4 PM - 5 PM @ MIT, MakerWorkshop

2 30-minute tours of the MakerWorkshop makerspace

7:00 - 11:00 PMReception at the Waterworks Museum

2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02467

Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Saturday, November 9

Presentation Presentation   Group Discussion Discussion   Panel Panel
Workshop Workshop   Lightning Talks Lightning Talk

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
  • Wikipedia @ 20


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
Tiered Auditorium
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Flat, Movable Tables
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Flat, Movable Tables
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Tiered Lecture Hall
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Tiered Lecture Hall
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
11:00 - 11:15
To blacklist or whitelist? Three perspectives on how to classify reliable and unreliable news (Harloe from NewsQA, Credibility Coalition, & CUNY)
Panel Reliability
Combating Online Harassment with Friends (Mahar, Zhang, Karger from MIT)
Presentation Safety Community
What We Learn from Building WikiLoop (Zhou from Google)
Presentation Tech Reliability
Wikipedia at Boston University: Creating a Community of Editors and Teachers (Dwyer, Jenemann, Shetty from Boston Univ.)
Presentation Community Education
Introductory Edit-a-thon
11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:45
Strategies for comparing library content and Wikipedia (Soito from Univ. of New Mexico)
Presentation Libraries
Cite Unseen: A Year Hence (Payravi, Lim)
Presentation Tech Reliability
11:45 - 12:00
Relying on Wikipedia in Higher Education: Addressing Stigma and Misconceptions (Mojarad, Choi from Univ. of Southern Cali.)
Group Discussion Education Reliability
12:00 - 12:15
Limits of Wikidata (Mietchen from WikiCite & Univ. of Virginia)
Workshop Wikidata WikiCite
Lettuce Into the Meal: A SNAC Update (Herbert from NARA)
Presentation Tech GLAM
Can Software Help Address Wikipedia's COI Problem? (Beutler from Beutler Ink)
Presentation Tech Quality
12:15 - 12:30
Lunch

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Lunch in Stata
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 - Wikipedia@20 Q&A 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)
Panel Education
Public Policy Roundtable (Siy, Laporte from Wikimedia Foundation)
Group Discussion Public Policy
Black Face: Strategies for missing images from art biographies and the ethics of WikiCommons (Hart, Valentine, Myrie from Black Lunch Table Wikimedians)
Workshop Content Gap
Next Steps for Countering Systemic Bias: Beyond Filling the Gaps (Bjork-James from Vanderbilt and Wiki Edu)
Presentation Bias
AMA: Ask the developers (Isarra from MediaWiki Developers)
Panel Tech
Introductory Edit-a-thon (Continued)

Caribbean Translate-a-thon (Wikimedians of the Caribbean, AfroCROWD, CUNY LaGuardia)
2:15 - 2:30
2:30 - 2:45
Mbabel - One Click Article Creation for Events (Gamaliel from WMDC, Pharos from WMNYC)
Panel Tech Editing
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)
Panel Content Gap
3:00 - 3:15
Tech Lightning Talks Enterprisey, Stephen LaPorte, Mahmoud Hashemi, Isarra
Lightning Talks Tech
WikiNetBias: topic polarisation on Wikipedia graph and its effect on users (Menghini from Sapienza Univ. of Rome, Brown Univ.)
Presentation Bias Quality
3:15 - 3:30
Break

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Catch a break and mingle with other conference goers, opportunity for mini-meetups.
Mini-Meetup A - ? Mini-Meetup B - ? Mini-Meetup C - Climate change Mini-Meetup D - Wikispore / New Wikis Mini-Meetup E - ? Mini-Meetup F - ? Mini-Meetup G - ? Mini-Meetup H - ?
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
Fighting Fake News with Real Information: Newspapers on Wikipedia (Forsyth from Wiki Strategies)
Presentation Reliability
New England meetup and project roundtable (Ayers, Suiter, Smith, Li from MIT Libraries)
hold for New England meetup
4:15 - 4:30
4:30 - 4:45
Opening the news: how to use civic tech to promote reliability in news media (Flores from Wikimedia México)
Presentation Reliability Mexico
4:45 - 5:00
How can Africa and North America partner to promote the goals of the Foundation (Berchie from Open Foundation West Africa)
Presentation Partnerships
Design Workshop on the UX of Conveying Credibility Online (Zhang from MIT, Obuobi, Skeet, Greiner, Gamage)
Workshop Reliability
Teaching Intellectual Property Law with Wikipedia (Heintzman from Harvard Univ.)
Presentation Education Public Policy
5:00 - 5:15
5:15 - 5:30
Evening Reception

? PM

Details to come!

Sunday, November 10

November 10 each year, the United Nations are observing the World Science Day for Peace and Development.

Presentation Presentation   Group Discussion Discussion   Panel Panel
Workshop Workshop   Lightning Talks Lightning Talk

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
Tiered Auditorium
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Flat, Movable Tables
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Flat, Movable Tables
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Tiered Lecture Hall
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Tiered Lecture Hall
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
10 - 10:45
Reserved
Building a Wikidata Curriculum (Kent from Wiki Edu)
Workshop Education Wikidata
Reserved
Wikimedia Outreach programs for technical contributors (Rodlund, Sethi, Ross, Zhou from Wikimedia Foundation)
Workshop Tech Community
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
GLAMs embracing open access and Wikidata: Experiences from the Met Museum (Lih, Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Presentation GLAM Wikidata
Lightning Talks
Research Reliability
State of Wikimedia Research on Knowledge Integrity (Johnson from Wikimedia Foundation)
Presentation Reliability Research
Best Practices for Responsible and Reliable Content about Suicide (Poore, LaPorte, SSiy from Wikimedia Foundation)
Group Discussion Reliability Safety
Open Space
11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:45
Open Access at the Cleveland Museum of Art (Payravi, Stimler, Lih)
Presentation GLAM WikiCommons
Wiki Caribbean Panel and Discussion on Survey Findings (Antoine from Wikimedians of the Caribbean User Group & AfroCROWD)
Panel Caribbean
Supporting deliberation and resolution on Wikipedia (Zhang, Im, Schilling, Morgan, Karger)
Presentation Community
11:45 - 12:00
Mitigating risk in Wikipedia content (Risker)
Presentation Content Reliability
12:00 - 12:15
Wikidata-fying Northeastern University's "Women Writers in Review" initiative (Stephenson-Goodknight from Northeastern & Wiki Women in Red)
Presentation Wikidata WikiCite Gender Gap
Understanding the technical challenges of small wikis in North America (Sethi, Rodlund from Wikimedia Foundation)
Workshop Tech
Introduction to WikiCite
WikiCite

12:15 - 12:30
Lunch

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Lunch in Stata
You may eat throughout the building. Refer to the scheduled meet-ups below.
Lunch Meetup I - ? Lunch Meetup J - Art+Feminism Lunch Meetup K - WikiCite Lunch Meetup L - Climate Change / Sustainability Lunch Meetup M - ? Lunch Meetup N - ? Lunch Meetup O - Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network Lunch Meetup P - 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)
Workshop Wikidata WikiCite
Creating WikiCommunity at LaGuardia Community College (Coleman from LaGuardia Community College)
Panel Community Education
Open Space
Open Space
Open Space
2:15 - 2:30
2:30 - 2:45
Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative (Doyle from Wikimedia DC)
Presentation GLAM Gender Gap
2:45 - 3:00
Wikidata Quicksheets (Mandiberg from Art+Feminism)
Workshop Wikidata
3:00 - 3:15
Developing Ethical, Responsible, and Reliable Information Producers (Jacobson from SUNY at Albany)
Presentation Reliability Education
Hearing Other Voices: Using Wikipedia in an ESL Writing Class (Shetty from Boston Univ.)
Presentation Content Gap Education
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

Presentation Presentation   Group Discussion Discussion   Panel Panel
Workshop Workshop   Lightning Talks Lightning Talk

November 11 - Monday - Programming


Registration

9:00 AM

Registration/Check-in/Badge pickup at MIT Stata Center (exact location TBD).
9:30 - 10:15 Stata 32-123 (Auditorium)

Introduction to the State of Reliability

  • Details TBA


All Hands

Break

10:15 - 10:30

Catch a break, mingle with other Wikimedians, and head to your first session.
Session 7 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Tiered Auditorium
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Flat, Movable Tables
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Flat, Movable Tables
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
10:30 - 11:30
Reserved
Engagement with External Platforms: Roundtable Discussion
Group Discussion Reliability
Future of Reliability in our Movement: Roundtable Discussion
Group Discussion Reliability
Reliability in News: Roundtable Discussion
Group Discussion Reliability
Open Space
Break

11:30 - 11:45

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
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
11:45 - 12:15
Bridging the gap between facts and articles (Tisza)
Presentation Reliability Content
How to define and elevate quality news: A discussion led by CUNY's NewsQA team (Harloe from NewsQA, Credibility Coalition, & CUNY)
Presentation Reliability
Open Space
Lunch

12:15 - 1:30 PM


Lunch in Stata
Session 9 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
1:30 - 4:00
Reserved
Engagement with External Platforms: Brainstorming and Hacking
Workshop Reliability
Future of Reliability in our Movement: Brainstorming and Hacking
Workshop Reliability
Reliability in News: Brainstorming and Hacking
Workshop Reliability
Open Space