Toronto — 9-12 November 2023
WikiConference North America 2023 was the tenth annual gathering of wikimedists, institutions, and professionals from across North America, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Our theme for that year was "Recent Changes", named after the bountiful wiki stream and also reflecting on everything that happened since our last in-person conference in 2019.
The event was held primarily at the Toronto Reference Library in Toronto, Ontario, from 9 to 12 November 2023.
On Thursday, 9 November, we had the Wiki Culture Crawl during the day, and the opening night cocktail reception started at 6 p.m.
On Friday, 10 November, a Wiki-Workshop day was organized where several events, such as a hackathon and workshops, were held alongside the main conference. The Wiki-Workshop was also a time for participants to plan their schedule for the main conference, explore the poster session, enjoy one of the many sightseeing tours, or just mingle with other participants!
On Saturday, 11, and Sunday, 12 November, the main WikiConference was held, including academic and informal presentations on Wikimedia outreach, workshops to enhance the skills of grassroots organizers, practical information on the Wikimedia movement in North America, and related topics such as free culture and digital rights.
- Dates & Times
- Thursday, November 9, 2023, (Wiki Culture Crawl during day, opening night reception)
- Friday, November 10, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (conference day 1)
- Saturday, November 11, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (conference day 2)
- Sunday, November 12, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (conference day 3)
- Toronto Reference Library
- 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 2G8
- Commons category
- WikiConference North America 2023
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. In 2020, 2021 and 2022 WikiConference North America were online.
Land acknowledgement statement
Toronto is on Indigenous land. This is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Iroquois or Six Nations Confederacy), the Wendat (Hurons), and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Conference organizers gratefully acknowledge these Indigenous nations for their guardianship of this land. We would also like to remind and reaffirm our accountability to these Indigenous nations, and to all Indigenous peoples and communities living in Toronto.
This land is also part of the Dish with One Spoon territory, a treaty between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Anishinaabek and allied nations, to peaceably share and care for this land, its waters, and all of the biodiversity in the Great Lakes region. All those who come to visit, live and work here are responsible for honouring this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship, and respect.
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