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WikiConference North America 2021 WCNA 2021 Oct 8-10, 2021

Online, multi-lingual and multi-local

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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!

The 2021 conference will take place virtually on October 8-10.

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 invite presenter submissions. We will need volunteer help to evaluate submissions, to translate presentations, to chair sessions at the conference, and so forth. You are welcome to express interest in attending. Please contact us if you might want to take on a volunteer role. We will offer official registration closer to the conference.


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

Partners + Sponsors

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


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.