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WikiConference North America 2019 • Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
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Unconference-style scheduling

WikiConference North America 2019 will include unconference sessions, where anyone can propose or spontaneously organize a mini-presentation, discussion, or workshop on a wiki-related topic.

See 20-second intro video to unconferencing.

You are welcome to add yourself to the list below with topics you'd like to present on.


Lightning talk topics

Lightning talks are very short back-to-back presentations. At WikiConference North America 2019, we have two lightning talk blocks, with each talk lasting up to seven minutes.

Visit 2019/Lightning Talks for more information, the lightning talk schedule, and to sign up with your own topics!

Meetup topics

  • Caribbean meetup
  • IP issues
  • Current events on Wikimedia projects


  • Introductory Training Edit-a-thon: Edit-a-thon for beginning- to intermediate-level Wikipedians, loosely following the Introductory edit-a-thons model. The goal would be to offer a group of students from Wellesley College (and anyone else who wishes to join) an opportunity to deepen their understanding of how to edit Wikipedia effectively. I would hope for a minimum of 3 hours, which would include a brief introduction and Q&A session, followed by group editing on a specific topic (most likely, U.S. newspapers), with opportunities for sharing back to the group. I'd be happy to work with other in planning and/or executing the session -- please contact me by email if you'd like to collaborate. -Pete Forsyth (talk) 22:27, 30 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Counter Misogyny Hackathon
  • Aaron Swartz Hackathon

Ideas (unsorted)

  • Screening new articles: a presentation and group discussion on the Draft and New Pages processes. First, a live demo of the current live screening fron New Page Patrol and AfC Submissions, showing the various possibilities. Then, a discussion of what's wrong with it and how we might do it better. Focus about articles with COI and Paid Editing. About 45 minutes to an hour. . User:DGG and others