Official Conference Logo Work in Progress.
WikiConference USA is a proposed three-day event gathering together a Wikimedia United States Coalition of community groups and individual activists and researchers, to be held in different cities on an annual basis in the United States beginning in Spring 2014.
- Dates & Times
- Friday, May 30, 2014, 8:00AM – 6:00PM
- Saturday, May 31, 2014, 9:00AM – 6:00PM
- Sunday, June 1, 2014, 10:00AM – 6:00PM
- New York Law School
- 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
- Expected Attendance
- 300 attendees over the three-day conference.
- Target Demographics
- Our primary demographic targets United States-based Wikipedians. The secondary demographic targets non-Wikipedian academics, students, librarians, activists, and professionals.
- The conference will be free.
|Deputy Conference Chair||harej|
|Deputy Program Chair|
|Deputy Scholarship Chair|
|Deputy Volunteer Chair|
- Program Committee
- Volunteer Committee
- Scholarship Committee
- Technical Committee
Four tracks are preliminarily defined: (1) Local activism, (2) GLAM, (3) Education, and (4) Wiki-Workshop.
- Local activism
- Wikimedia United States Coalition – Wikipedians in the United States who participate in organizational business, such as outreach efforts, attend to better understand existing resources and infrastructure. The Coalition supports the following outreach events:
- GLAM – cultural institutions who are participating in Wikipedia projects nationwide can present in this conference
- A "GLAM Boot Camp" track, modeled after GLAM Boot Camp in Washington, D.C.
- general non-targeted Wikipedia training for newcomers
- Wikisource workshop (see Grants:IdeaLab/Wikisource training conference or videos)
- other thematic chapter local representation
- Program Evaluation & Design workshop - we'd love to do a workshop or series of activities about logic models, evaluation of programs like edit-a-thons, workshops, WLM, GLAM, etc! SarahStierch (talk) 23:44, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Preliminary partner organizations
- Sign up here if you'd like to be a part of a future WikiConference USA in any capacity.
- Would like to help organize in NYC or elsewhere, and to help hook up with Education and Free Culture efforts. Pharos (talk) 19:45, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
- Interested in participating as a member of AffCom, Wikimedia LGBT, lead admin of WikiQueer, and as a MediaWiki developer..whatever that then means.. --Varnent (talk)(COI) 19:56, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
- --Another Believer (talk) 20:30, 22 February 2013 (UTC)
- Sure, if I can be reimbursed. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 04:34, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
- Please do keep me in the loop, I'll likely participate in some capacity. Smallbones (talk) 20:41, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
- I can help too. Bdcousineau (talk) 17:29, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
- Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:36, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
- GabrielF (talk) 03:43, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
- - I support having a tract in memory of Aaron Swartz (d. January 11) and dealing with open access issues. -- Kosboot (talk) 16:13, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
- Mozucat (talk) 16:25, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
- DGG (talk) 18:59, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
- Kirill Lokshin [talk] 01:16, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
- Pjthepiano (talk) 04:00, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
- Kosboot (talk) 18:10, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
- phoebe | talk 01:00, 9 May 2013 (UTC) of course!!!
- --Guerillero 01:36, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
- Marcus Qwertyus (talk) Could help coordinate if it isn't too short notice.
- Great idea. –SJ talk 17:58, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
- harej (talk) 02:54, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
- Kevin Rutherford (talk) 20:49, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
- Klortho (talk) 12:19, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
- hooray! -- phoebe | talk 00:21, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
- I'm interested in attending as a volunteer and in my Wikimedia Foundation hat with Program Evaluation & Design! SarahStierch (talk) 23:44, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
- Jeffersonbailey (talk) 02:56, 23 August 2013 (UTC)
- Econterms (talk) 20:49, 14 September 2013 (UTC) -- with special interest in Wikisource training. I invite your comments or support for that proposal here: Grants:IdeaLab/Wikisource training conference or videos
- jihyunb (talk) 04:33, 09 October 2013 (UTC)
- BobCummings (talk) 14:34, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
- ContinueWithCaution (talk) 20:23, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
- Becksguy (talk) 21:40, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
- Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 16:08, 13 November 2013 (UTC)