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WikiConference North America 2021

Online, multi-lingual and multi-local — Oct 8-10, 2021
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WikiConference North America is the annual conference of Wikimedia enthusiasts and volunteers from throughout North America, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Join Wikipedia, -media, -data, and -cite enthusiasts for a long weekend of collaboration and discovery!

Conference overview

We will host a hybrid conference for North American Wikimedia activity with the theme of Global & Local. We'll have a variety of formats in broadcast, large-group, and small-group sessions over three successive days. The goal is to bring together the best of online and offline community, coming together on our universal knowledge projects, while also engaging through distributed in-person hubs.

Please participate!

We are inviting presenter submissions in English, Spanish, and French. We will need volunteer help to translate for the conference, to evaluate submissions, and so forth. We will offer registration closer to the conference.

Organization

The organizing teams have started to meet. The Programs committee will issue a call for presentations in June 2021.

Partners + Sponsors

We thank the WMF for funding. If you give us funding we will thank you too! :)

History

Our previous events had unique themes and were located in different cities: New York (2014), Washington (2015), San Diego (2016), Montréal (2017), Columbus (2018) and Boston (2019), with last year Virtual (2020).

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.