Celtic Knot Conference 2019

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Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference 2019
at Penryn Campus, Cornwall
(Coordinates: 50.1687°, -5.1171°)
4th & 5th of July 2019


Hashtag: #CelticKnot


With 16 billion page views every month, Wikipedia is one of the first stops when people search for information. It is a cornerstone of the digital age, but the information within it is not evenly represented across languages.

The Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference aims to bring people together to share their experiences of working on sharing information in minority languages. We hope to help people learn how to encourage the flow of information across language barriers and support associated communities.


Celtic Knot 2019 aims to build on the success of the previous conferences. Speakers are encouraged to share their success stories and the challenges they have faced whilst helping to develop a small or minority language Wikipedia. Day 2 of the conference will feature an unconference which will allow people to pitch session ideas on the day. This will be a great way of putting together sessions which build on the themes and issues raised during the traditional conference program. The deadline for submissions is 23:59, 16 May 2019 (UTC+0).

You can see all current submissions here.


We will not be restricting submissions to a particular theme other than the brief outlined above, however contributors may wish to consider submitting proposals about building capacity in language communities and sharing and developing skills.

Submission types[edit]

Submissions will be accepted for the following formats, although please note that the times are only a guide and may change slightly as we put the program together.

  • Lightning talks – Short 5 minute presentations about anything you feel is relevant.
  • Workshops and tutorials – 30–40 minute sessions for group discussions and workshops, or tutorials on a particular topic such as Content translation or Wikidata.
  • Presentation – 20–30 minute presentations.
  • Panel Discussion – 30–40 minute panel discussion to discuss a topic. Please feel free to collaborate with others to put a panel together.


By submitting a proposal, you must agree that:

your proposal's abstract and any slides associated with it will be released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License 3.0; and if accepted, the session will be broadcast and/or recorded and made available in audio and/or visual form under the same license.

If you object to these requirements (for instance, if you would prefer not to be filmed), please talk to Mark Trevethan before submitting a proposal.


  • To be confirmed. The conference will take place on 4th and 5th July 2019.

Attendee registration[edit]

Coming soon