CIS-A2K/Events/Wikimedia movement strategy recommendations India salon

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Wikimedia movement strategy recommendations India salon or India Salon is a salon/conference/to be conducted by CIS-A2K in India 14-15 September 2019.

Background and objectives[edit]

Wikimedia movement strategy 2018–2020 recommendations have been published on August 2019, and communities will be discussing the draft recommendations till 15 September 2019.

The salon aims to provide a discussion platform for experienced Wikimedians in India to learn, discuss and comment about the draft recommendations. Following this salon, the report will be sent to Wikimedia Foundation strategy team.

Event details[edit]

  • Date: 14-15 September 2019 (pre-event is on 13 September evening, so one must arrive at the venue before 13 September, 4 pm IST)
  • City: Bangalore/Delhi (to be decided)


Who are eligible to participate?
Any interested experienced Wikimedian in India, who is eager to discuss, or comment on the draft recommendations may apply to join. It is expected that a participant will not only speak about her/his view but will also try to represent their community members opinion, and questions also.

We are expecting around 20 participants, the exact number of participants will be decided after the completion of the application process.

Diverse representation is important, so we are expecting participation from all Indian Wikimedia communities. In an attempt to bridge the gender gap, we also encourage female Wikimedians to apply.

Participants list
This section will be updated by 12 September 2019

Application procedure
First of all, ensure that you have read the points mentioned on the event page, and you agree to it. Please also read general Code of Conduct guidelines. Then please fill this Google form. It is recommended that you post about your application on your Wikimedia community village pump. It would be great if you can share your ideas of participation in the village pumps and the community members endorse the applications on the VPs.

The last date of application is 5 September 2019 at 11:59 pm IST.


The primary agenda is to discuss the Wikimedia strategy draft recommendations in details. The general structure of the event is 1-2 recommendations will be narrated/explained first, and will be followed by details group discussion, where the points will be documented. Whether we should (or we can) discuss all the recommendation, that will be decided later. Please fill the application form in details that will serve as needs-assessment as well.

Schedule of this event will be published by 10 September 2019.


  • Will travel and accommodation be taken care of?
Answer: Yes
  • Can I join for 1 day or so, instead of all the days?
Partial participation is not possible.
  • I do not have a laptop, can you arrange a laptop which I'll use during the event?
We'll try, after selection is confirmed, please let us know by 10 September 2019
  • Can I bring my friend(s)?
No, please.
  • I am from a neighbouring country, may I join this event?
This salon is for Wikimedians in India only

Please feel free to ask question(s) on the talk page