Submissions:2019/New England meetup and project roundtable

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2019.


New England meetup and project roundtable


Relationship Building & Support
+ Inclusion and Diversity
+ Editor Recruitment & Retention
+ Other

Type of session:



Librarians, educators, and Wikimedians from around New England are invited to meet each other and learn about local projects in this session. Past events have included (really fun!) social picnics, edit-a-thons, and meetings. This session will be a chance for those in New England to meet other locals interested in Wikipedia, and to share their work and ideas with the larger North American community.

The session will begin with a block of short lightning talks, where people doing Wikipedia-related projects and events individually or at their institutions can present their work. These lightning talks will be solicited ahead of time, with space left for on-site signups. This will be followed with time for discussion and mingling to encourage collaborations among people in the area.

Find out more about the New England Wikimedian user group here -

List of presentations are here - sign up here to give a lightning talk!

Academic Peer Review option:


Author name:

MIT Librarians: Phoebe Ayers, Greta Suiter, Kai Alexis Smith and Ye Li

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:

Affiliated organization(s):

MIT Libraries and Wikimedia New England

Estimated time:

75 minutes for lightning talks + meetup

Preferred room size:


Special requests:

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:


If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)