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Wikimedia coverage of the future


Reliability of Information
+ Relationship Building & Support
+ Inclusion and Diversity
+ Editor Recruitment & Retention
+ Tech & Tools
+ Harassment Civility & Safety
+ Other

Type of session:



Wikimedia projects are covering future-related topics in multiple ways, e.g. in terms of compiling information related to planned events (e.g. elections), calculated events (e.g. total solar eclipses), future studies, predictions and so on.

While each of these different scenarios comes with specific context that affects the extent and manner of reliable sourcing, this session will extract some common themes and approaches and highlight potential for interactions between them, both within and across wikis.

Academic Peer Review option:


Author name:

Daniel Mietchen

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:

Daniel Mietchen

Affiliated organization(s):

WikiCite; University of Virginia

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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)