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WikiConference North America 2019 • Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
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Delicacy exchange

Please bring food or small mementos of your region of North America, to exchange with others.

We will have a table in Stata for regional sweets and snacks. Be delicate!

Hands-on workshops

  • Editathons - each day
  • Saturday evening: sockpuppet-making in the 4F Commons
  • All day Saturday, Sunday, and Monday: Unconference + hacking in the 4F Commons
  • Lightning talks: 1 session each, Saturday and Sunday
  • Monday lunch?: snowy* calvinball outside the Stata amphitheater (BYO ball / gear)

* weather permitting

Culture Crawl

  • Schedule here (Friday)
  • All-day hackathon, editing workshops, and tours at the MFA
  • Library and museum tours around Boston (BPL, Mass Art, State library, MIT Museum)

Evening events

  • Friday night: Waterworks Museum Steampunkery (6-10pm)
    Join us at the Boston Waterworks Museum in the Great Engines Hall from 6-10pm. Light food and drinks will be served, we will have a DJ, and tours will be offered throughout the evening. If you would like to dress festively, we’re inspired by steampunk visions of a future where all news is true, environmental terrorists are not welcome, everyone is connected, and masks are plentiful and effective. The only dark lining is when no one cares enough about you to watch your feeds.
  • Saturday evening: Pizza and cake in the 4th floor commons ahead of the MIT party.
  • Saturday night: MIT Museum(7-11pm)
    We have the museum to ourselves: explore exhibits with new friends! A cash bar and light snacks will be provided (dinner beforehand in the Stata Center). The museum is a short walk away from Stata (which will remain open until midnight for hacking in the 4th floor R&D Commons space).
  • Sunday evening: Games and wiki-activity night -- Stata, 4th floor, 5-7 pm. Everyone is on their own for dinner.

ISA Challenge

Tag photos about historic Boston and win a prize, learn more 2019/ISA Challenge.


North American Wiki awards will be given out for the first time, for creations and collaborations that take place at the conference itself. Final categories will be determined the week before the conference.

  • Editing + curation: Best writing, photos + video en route to the conference
  • High score on Battlefield Wiki
  • Sockmastery: most sockpuppets sewed during the conf
  • Hack to victory: most credible hackathon project
  • Ho, Ho, Hoax: reveal of the longest-lived hoax