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WikiConference North America 2019 • Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
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Friday, November 8

Friday includes two activities: our Culture Crawl during the day, followed by an evening reception.

Our Culture Crawl is a day-long event that includes tours and other activities at various cultural institutions around Boston and Cambridge. Our home base for the day will be the Museum of Fine Arts.


Friday evening will be our reception in Boston at the Waterworks Museum. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Saturday, November 9

Presentation Presentation   Group Discussion Discussion   Panel Panel
Workshop Workshop   Lightning Talks Lightning Talk

November 9 - Saturday - Programming


Registration

8:30 AM

Registration/Check-in/Badge pickup at MIT Stata Center (exact location TBD).
Opening Plenary

9:30 - 10:45 AM

Stata 32-123 (Auditorium)

Introduction & Keynote Addresses

  • Details TBA


Keynote
All Hands

Break

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Catch a break, mingle with other Wikimedians, and head to your first session.
Session 1 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
11:00 - 11:15
Combating Online Harassment with Friends (Mahar, Zhang, Karger from MIT)
Presentation
Introductory Edit-a-thon
11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 12:30
Lunch

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Lunch at TBD
You may eat throughout the building. Refer to the scheduled meet-ups below.
Lunch Meetup A - ? Lunch Meetup B - ? Lunch Meetup C - LGBT+ Lunch Meetup D - Programs & Events Lunch Meetup E - WikiMedicine Lunch Meetup F - Wiki Women's Lunch Meetup G - ? Lunch Meetup H - ?
Session 2 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
2:00 - 2:15
From Digital Natives to Digital Citizens: How Instructors are Using Wikipedia to Teach Information Literacy (Blumenthal from Wiki Edu; Jacobson from SUNY at Albany; Kaufman from Wake Forest Univ; Griffin from Univ. of Alabama)
Panel
Public Policy Roundtable (Siy, Laporte from Wikimedia Foundation)
Group Discussion
Tech Lightning Talks
Lightning Talks
WikiNetBias: topic polarisation on Wikipedia graph and its effect on users (Menghini from Sapienza Univ. of Rome, Brown Univ.)
Presentation
AMA: Ask the developers (Isarra from MediaWiki Developers)
Panel
Introductory Edit-a-thon (Continued)

Caribbean Translate-a-thon
2:15 - 2:30
2:30 - 2:45
Introduction to Structured Data on Commons (Stinson from Wikimedia Foundation)
Workshop
2:45 - 3:00
The 1000 Women in Religion Project: Bridging the Divide Between the Academy and Wikipedia (Hartung from Women's Caucus of the American Academy of Religion)
Panel
3:00 - 3:15
Mbabel - One Click Article Creation for Events (Gamaliel from WMDC, Pharos from WMNYC)
Panel
Next Steps for Countering Systemic Bias: Beyond Filling the Gaps (Bjork-James from Vanderbilt and Wiki Edu)
Presentation
3:15 - 3:30
Break

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Catch a break and mingle with other conference goers, opportunity for mini-meetups.
Session 3 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
4:00 - 4:15
New England meetup and project roundtable (Ayers, Suiter, Smith, Li from MIT Libraries)
hold for New England meetup
4:15 - 4:30
4:30 - 4:45
4:45 - 5:00
Design Workshop on the UX of Conveying Credibility Online (Zhang from MIT, Obuobi, Skeet, Greiner, Gamage)
Workshop
5:00 - 5:15
5:15 - 5:30
Evening Reception

? PM

Details to come!

Sunday, November 10

Presentation Presentation   Group Discussion Discussion   Panel Panel
Workshop Workshop   Lightning Talks Lightning Talk

November 10 - Sunday - Programming


Registration

9:00 AM

Registration/Check-in/Badge pickup at MIT Stata Center (exact location TBD).
Session 4 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
10 - 10:45
Reserved
Building a Wikidata Curriculum (Kent from Wiki Edu)
Workshop
Reserved
Wikimedia Outreach programs for technical contributors (Rodlund, Sethi, Ross, Zhou from Wikimedia Foundation)
Workshop
Open Space
Open Space
Break

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Catch a break and mingle with other conference goers.
Session 5 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
11:00 - 11:15
State of Wikimedia Research on Knowledge Integrity (Johnson from Wikimedia Foundation)
Presentation
Best Practices for Responsible and Reliable Content about Suicide (Poore, LaPorte, SSiy from Wikimedia Foundation)
Group Discussion
Open Space
11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 11:45
Supporting deliberation and resolution on Wikipedia (Zhang, Im, Schilling, Morgan, Karger)
Presentation
11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:15
Wikidata-fying Northeastern University's "Women Writers in Review" initiative (Stephenson-Goodknight from Northeastern & Wiki Women in Red)
Presentation
Wiki Caribbean Panel and Discussion on Survey Findings (Antoine from Wikimedians of the Caribbean User Group & AfroCROWD)
Panel
Introduction to WikiCite

12:15 - 12:30
Lunch

12:30 - 2:00 PM

Lunch at TBD
You may eat throughout the building. Refer to the scheduled meet-ups below.
Lunch Meetup A - ? Lunch Meetup B - Art+Feminism Lunch Meetup C - WikiCite Lunch Meetup D - ? Lunch Meetup E - ? Lunch Meetup F - ? Lunch Meetup G - Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network Lunch Meetup H - Ask Wiki Education
Session 6 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
2:00 - 2:15
Hackathon Wrap-up
Building Scholia profiles (Mietchen from WikiCite & Univ. of Virginia)
Workshop
Creating WikiCommunity at LaGuardia Community College (Coleman from LaGuardia Community College)
Panel
Open Space
Open Space
Open Space
2:15 - 2:30
2:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 3:00
Wikidata Quicksheets (Mandiberg from Art+Feminism)
Workshop
3:00 - 3:15
3:15 - 3:30
Break

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Catch a break and mingle with other conference goers.
End-of-day Plenary

3:45 - 4:45 PM

Stata 32-123 (Auditorium)
  • Details TBA


All Hands

Monday, November 11

Presentation Presentation   Group Discussion Discussion   Panel Panel
Workshop Workshop   Lightning Talks Lightning Talk

November 11 - Monday - Programming


Registration

9:00 AM

Registration/Check-in/Badge pickup at MIT Stata Center (exact location TBD).
Session 7 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
10 - 10:45
How to define and elevate quality news: A discussion led by CUNY's NewsQA team (Harloe from NewsQA, Credibility Coalition, & CUNY)
Presentation
Limits of Wikidata (Mietchen from WikiCite & Univ. of Virginia)
Workshop
Reserved
Discussion Forum
Open Space
Break

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Catch a break, mingle with other Wikimedians, and head to your first session.
Session 8 Stata 32-123
318 Seats
Stata 32-144
60 Seats
Stata 32-124
60 Seats
Stata 32-141
90 Seats
Stata 32-155
90 Seats
Commons A
Commons B
Commons C
11 - 12:00
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Discussion Forum
Open Space
Lunch

12:00 - 1:30 PM


Lunch at TBD



More to come!