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Saturday, November 9

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November 9 - Saturday - Programming


8:30 AM

Registration/Check-in/Badge pickup at MIT Stata Center (In front of Room 123, first floor).
Talk strategy with members of Wikimedia 2030 at MIT Stata Center 32-124.
Opening Plenary

9:30 - 10:45 AM

View from above
Stata 32-123 (Auditorium) Live streamed
  • Welcome to WikiConference North America
  • Wikipedia @ 20 author panel - join us for reflections from editors and contributors to the Wikipedia @ 20 book project, forthcoming from MIT Press, on the past twenty years and future of Wikipedia.

All Hands


10:45 - 11:00 AM

Catch a break, mingle with other Wikimedians, and head to your first session.
Session 1 Stata 32-123 Live streamed
318 Seats
Tiered Auditorium
Stata 32-144 Live streamed
60 Seats
Flat, Movable Tables
Stata 32-124 Live streamed
60 Seats
Flat, Movable Tables
Stata 32-141 Live streamed
90 Seats
Tiered Lecture Hall
Stata 32-155 Live streamed
90 Seats
Tiered Lecture Hall
Commons A
Commons B
Kiva Seminar Room
11:00 - 11:15 To blacklist or whitelist? Three perspectives on how to classify reliable and unreliable news (Harloe from CUNY's NewsQ)
Panel Reliability
Combating Online Harassment with Friends (Mahar, Zhang, Karger from MIT)
Presentation Safety Community
Quality Armchair Research 101: Make reliably-sourced articles without owning a personal library or paying for subscriptions (HaEr48)
Presentation Quality
What We Learn from Building WikiLoop (Zhou from Google)
Presentation Tech Reliability
Building Broad and Diverse Wikipedia Capacity in Institutions of Higher Education: Case Study—the University of Massachusetts Lowell (Davidson from Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell)
Panel Education Gender Gap
Open Hacking Space
Tools and techniques for identifying and addressing gaps (Proffitt, OCLC)
Group Discussion Inclusion Tech
Introductory Edit-a-thon Training - an introduction to editing Wikipedia for beginners. Come learn how to create a user account, edit a page, and basic rules around Wikipedia editing. In the Kiva room, off of the 4th floor commons area.
11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:45 Evaluating Success for Content Translation (Zhou from McGill)
Presentation Tech
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 Navigating the booming and burgeoning credibility landscape: Three perspectives (Marrelli from Credibility Coalition)
Panel Reliability
Wikipedia at Boston University: Creating a Community of Editors and Teachers (Dwyer, Jenemann, Shetty from Boston Univ.)
No photos or recording
Presentation Community Education
Relying on Wikipedia in Higher Education: Addressing Stigma and Misconceptions (Mojarad, Choi from Univ. of Southern Cali.)
Group Discussion Education Reliability
Introductory Edit-a-thon
12:00 - 12:15 Internet Archive (Graham)
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
Group Photo

12:30 - 12:45 PM

Group photo!
Head to the Dertouzos Amphitheater
Located right outside Stata.

12:45 - 2:00 PM

Lunch in Stata
You may eat throughout the building. Refer to the scheduled meet-ups below.
MIT MakerWorkshop Tour from 1:15 - 1:45, a short walk from Stata
127 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA (Building 35, 1st Floor)
Lunch Meetup A - ? Lunch Meetup B - Citizen TALES* Lunch Meetup C - LGBT+ Lunch Meetup D - Programs & Events Lunch Meetup E - WikiMedicine Lunch Meetup F - Wiki Women's Lunch Meetup G - Q&A with Wikipedia @ 20 Contributors Lunch Meetup H -
Session 2 Stata 32-123 Live streamed
318 Seats
Stata 32-144 Live streamed
60 Seats
Stata 32-124 Live streamed
60 Seats
Stata 32-141 Live streamed
90 Seats
Stata 32-155 Live streamed
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Kiva Seminar Room
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
Putting Institutional Partners at Ease: Becoming a Reliable Guide in an Unfamiliar Landscape (Cetrone from Wikimedia DC)
Presentation GLAM Partnerships
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
Open Hacking Space
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 What’s good for GLAM is good for STEM? Editor recruitment and retention at NIOSH (Sadowski from NIOSH)
Presentation Partnerships
Mbabel - One Click Article Creation for Events (Fernandez from WMDC, Knipel from WMNYC)
Panel Tech Editing
Wikipedia editing in Introductory Psychology: Teaching students online research skills while targeting gender bias (Che from CUNY)
Presentation Education Gender Gap
Quarry tutorial: Using SQL to get info about wikis (Wolff)
Workshop Tech
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
Government Bans of Wikimedia Projects
No photos or recording
Presentation Public Policy
3:00 - 3:15 Engaging with Scientists: Sharing Knowledge and Encouraging Editing Through a Science Library (Flood from USDA)
Presentation Libraries Partnerships
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

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Catch a break and mingle with other conference goers, opportunity for mini-meetups.
Mini-Meetup A - ? Mini-Meetup B -

checking New Articles - DGG

Mini-Meetup C - Climate change Mini-Meetup D - Wikispore / New Wikis Mini-Meetup E - ? Mini-Meetup F - ? Mini-Meetup G - ? Mini-Meetup H - WikiCari
Session 3 Stata 32-123 Live streamed
318 Seats
Stata 32-144 Live streamed
60 Seats
Stata 32-124 Live streamed
60 Seats
Stata 32-141 Live streamed
90 Seats
Stata 32-155 Live streamed
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Kiva Seminar Room
4:00 - 4:15 Fighting Fake News with Real Information: Newspapers on Wikipedia (Forsyth from Wiki Strategies)
Presentation Reliability
Taking Wiki Loves Monuments in the US to the Next Level (Payravi, Soito)
Workshop WikiCommons Wikidata
Discussing AI and Machine Learning in the Wikimedia movement (Lih from Wikimedia DC)
Group Discussion Tech
Lightning Talks
Lightning Talks
Engaging Experts Three Ways: How Wiki Education is building a bridge between Wikipedia and Subject-Matter Experts (Blumenthal, McGrady, Kent from WikiEdu)
Panel WikiEdu
Open Hacking Space
New England meetup and project roundtable (Ayers, Suiter, Smith, Li from MIT Libraries)
open for editing
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
Limits of Wikidata (Mietchen from WikiCite & Univ. of Virginia)
Workshop Wikidata WikiCite
4:45 - 5:00 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 Surfacing Trust, Expertise, and Provenance for better News Sharing (Jahanbakhsh from MIT)
5:15 - 5:30
Pizza & Cake

5:30-7:00 PM

Celebrate Wikidata's birthday with pizza and cake in the 4th floor commons. Then head to the MIT museum party!
Evening Reception

7:00 - 11:00 PM

7:00 - 11:00 pm: Reception at the MIT Museum 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, 02139

A cash bar and light snacks will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to explore the museum's exhibits!