Wiki Culture Crawl

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WikiConference North America 2017 • Montréal, Canada
Click here for our one-pager on the Culture Crawl
Wikipedians at the San Diego Museum of Natural History at last year's Culture Crawl.

WikiConference North America's 2017 Wiki Culture Crawl is a pre-conference event dedicated to collaborative and GLAM-Wikipedia activities in Montreal on Wednesday, August 9. The day's activities include visiting various cultural institutions in Montreal, with a focus on galleries, libraries, archives, museums, and monuments. The Crawl includes exclusive backstage tours of institutions, as well as a photo drive for participants to photograph Montreal's sites and collections. These activities also provide a unique opportunity for institutions and Wikimedians to work together to improve Wikipedia's coverage on certain topic areas.

For this year's Culture Crawl, we've made plans with McGill University and the BAnQ (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec / National Library and Archives of Québec). The Crawl is a great way to explore and get familiar with Montreal at the start of the conference!


See the full two-day conference program at 2017/Schedule

August 9 - Wednesday - Culture Crawl, Scan-a-thon, and Reception

Registration in Sheraton Lobby starting at 8:00 AM
Welcome Session, 9:00 - 9:30 AM in Sheraton Lobby

Meet in the lobby of Le Centre Sheraton for a welcome, housekeeping, and handouts.
Groups can meet here to depart to tours, the BAnQ, and photo sessions.

McGill University BAnQ Vieux-Montreal Other
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Scan-a-thon with the BAnQ-Vieux Archives
  • 12:00 - 5:00 PM: Open rooms and Unconference (Room 2.28 & Auditorium)
  • 12:00 - 5:00 PM: Edit-a-thon Canadian Women; see event page for more details. (Jodoin East & West)
  • 5:15 - 5:45 PM: Closing Session in Auditorium
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM: Tour of the BAnQ-Vieux
  • All Day: Photo Drive - Take photos of your experiences, buildings, artifacts, and more throughout the day for the Commons.
  • 11:00 AM: Photo walk from Sheraton to the BAnQ-Vieux.
  • 5:00 PM & Later: McCord Museum has free access to its permanent exhibition.
Social and Networking Night, starting at 6:00 PM in Old Montreal

After a long day of activities, enjoy the night out in Old Montreal with your fellow Wikimedians.
We have the top floor of Les 3 Brasseurs (105 Rue Saint Paul Est) reserved for drinks and socializing; there are plenty of other drink and food places in the area, as well as the Cité Mémoire digital display to see.

See also