Submissions:2019/The Wikimedia Movement Strategy and You: What Are the Recommendations and What Can You Do About Them?

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2019.


The Wikimedia Movement Strategy and You: What Are the Recommendations and What Can You Do About Them?


Relationship Building & Support

Type of session:



You may have heard that there were 9 international working groups comprised of volunteers and staff from across the Wikimedia movement working over the past year and a half to develop recommendations around thematic areas that will shape the future of our movement. With a great deal of effort, research and conversations with communities, the first draft of the recommendations was developed by the working groups and shared prior to Wikimania in August 2019. After online and in-person discussions, a second iteration was prepared and shared in September 2019.

This second iteration is where we are now: 89 recommendations at varying lengths and depths, with many overlapping elements and points of convergence, developed by the movement for the movement. Over the next few weeks, these 89 recommendations will be brought into one coherent set, to once again share with the movement and subsequently move towards implementation for our goals of Knowledge Equity and Knowledge as a Service.

This session will focus on sharing an update on where the process is now, how we got here, and how best we can plan the next steps through engagement across our movement.

The slides for the presentation are here.

Academic Peer Review option:


Author name:

Jeffrey Keefer & Mehrdad Pourzaki

E-mail address: &

Wikimedia username:

FULBERT & MPourzaki (WMF)

Affiliated organization(s):

WMF Movement Strategy Core Team & Wikimedia NYC & Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group

Estimated time:

45 minutes

Preferred room size:

large -- enough room for a short 15 minutes slide presentation then space for large Post-Its around the room and for people to move around as they discuss in small, moving groups and add thoughts onto the Post-Its.

Special requests:

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

Yes - the Harmonization Sprint (Mehrdad) & Wikimania 2019 (Jeffrey)

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)