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WikiConference North America 2023 • Toronto
Unconference-style scheduling

WikiConference North America 2023 will include unconference sessions on Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 11, 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. Adding your name and a timeslot below serves as a "noticeboard announcement" for your activity and does not guarantee you the space at that time. The room is available on a first-come-first-served basis.


We will have workshop session space available in Executive Board Room on first floor. Please note that this room only has a capacity of 30 people. In addition, there is no AV, translation or web streaming ability offered during Unconference sessions.

Meetup/workshop topics

Please propose topics and time frames. Organizers will put them on the wiki schedule here.

Friday, GLAM roundtable

  • PROPOSED: Executive Board Room, Friday, 10:15 am to 11:00 am. or lunch time. GLAM roundtable discussing critical issues around GLAM needs and technology. Led by Andrew Lih, with guest Selena Deckelmann, and those interested in GLAM wiki. Interested parties:
    • Andrew Lih
    • Jim Hayes
    • Caroline Speirs
  • SUMMARY: We had more than 30 people attending, thanks for the insights! Results soon. Please see Wikidata:Linked open data workflow


  • Women Do News: Friday, 10 Nov., 10:15-11:30, executive board room
    • Emily J Gertz and Molly Stark Dean

Ideas (unsorted)

  • Wikisource
    • Jim Hayes
  • interactive multimedia (graphs, video, 3d, etc)
  • On Saturday talk with Charlie Danoff contact@mr.danoff.org to learn how you can come join us in editing the Peeragogy Handbook on Wikibooks! https://en.m.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikibooks:Peeragogy
  • Saturday: Collaborations with / outreach to smaller/topic-specific non-Wikimedia wikis --AbyxDev (talk) 16:08, 11 November 2023 (UTC)

Lightning talks

Lightning talks are short back-to-back presentations of 5 minutes each. You can propose them here with your own topics!

  • Underrepresented topics in Wikimedia activities: the case of mathematics. --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 05:53, 8 November 2023 (UTC)
    • From the discussion: "Math's pedagogical curse" by Grant Sanderson. He essentially makes the point that the way to teach math is different than the way to describe math concepts rigorously, and since our mission at Wikipedia is at its core educational, we should think more carefully about whether there are better ways to present the math articles. Best, L235 (talk) 02:28, 12 November 2023 (UTC)
  • Why and how to talk to WMF employees. Barkeep49 (talk) 18:12, 11 November 2023 (UTC)
  • People yell out user script ideas and I write them live (this will go as poorly as it sounds) Enterprisey (talk!) 20:19, 11 November 2023 (UTC)
  • 10 years of MassMessage. Legoktm (talk) 20:37, 11 November 2023 (UTC)
  • Disrupting Wikipedia for Fun and Profit. Tamzin (talk) 21:33, 11 November 2023 (UTC)
  • REQUEST FOR LIGHTING TALK: someone explain what affiliates are and what they do