Communications/Wikimania 2016

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This page outlines the Wikimedia Foundation Communications Department's activities at Wikimania 2016.

Overview[edit]

The Communications Department will be attending Wikimania 2016 to provide capacity building, collect input, increase awareness, and network with community members.

Attending[edit]

Photo Name Title Tasks
Barbara, Juliet February 2015.jpg Juliet Barbara Communications Director
  • General communications support
  • Networking
Erhart, Ed January 2016.jpg Ed Erhart Editorial Associate
  • Digital media outreach
  • Networking
  • Wikimedia Blog
Lien, Samantha April 2015.jpg Samantha Lien Communications Associate
  • General communications support
  • Press relations outreach
  • Wikimedia Blog
Zachary McCune - October 29, 2015.jpg Zachary McCune Global Audience Communications Manager
  • Meetups
  • Messaging development
  • Networking
  • Brand research
Varnum, Gregory January 2016.jpg Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist (Contractor)
  • Meetups
  • Advocacy development
  • Networking
06 Heather Walls - Wikimedia Foundation 04.jpg Heather Walls Creative Director (Acting Director, Communications)
  • Messaging and brand development
  • General communications support
  • Networking

Activities[edit]

The department will be facilitating these workshops and discussions:

The department is also participating in these activities:

Objectives[edit]

With its participation in the conference, the department hopes to achieve these objectives:

  • Help community projects expand their communications capacity
  • Network with members of the community
  • Collect input on Wikimedia messaging and branding
  • Collect input on New Readers project
  • Engage community members in Wikimedia Foundation's digital media efforts
  • Discuss and identify advocacy needs of affiliates - in particular what tools affiliates would find helpful
  • Introduce and collect feedback on Communications Resource Center
  • Increase awareness of department activities and efforts to support the community
  • Discuss initiatives the department is considering

Social media[edit]

The department plans these social media projects during the conference:

  • Introduce community members interested in social media to the movement’s active and helpful Facebook group.
  • Engage community members via the @wikimania Twitter handle and #wikimania2016 hashtag
  • Capture faces of Wikipedians in selfie photos via Communications and Community Engagement booths and the #wearewikimedia hashtag
  • Narrate the conference with three Wikimedia Blog posts: Coming from around the world; Sights and sounds of Wikimania; and conference wrap-up.

Meetings[edit]

The Communications Department is planning to meet with a number of community members at Wikimania 2016. If you would like to arrange for a meeting, please post a comment on this talk page, or email communications@wikimedia.org.

Come talk to us![edit]

Want to tell us what you think of Wikimedia brands? Want to share an update on what's new with your projects?

Please sign up for a time below, and we'll chat!

Wednesday[edit]

meet us in Villa Clotilde ground floor room 1

Thursday[edit]

meet us in Villa Clotilde ground floor room 1

Friday[edit]

meet us in Villa Clotilde ground floor room 1

Saturday[edit]

CORRECTION
Meet at Villa Clotilde, first floor, between the museum and the school
  • 1:00 - 2:00 -- Flixtey (talk)
  • 2:00 - 3:00 Takot (talk) 11:38, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
  • 3:00 - 4:00
  • 4:00 - 5:00 - May Hachem
  • 5:00 - 6:00
  • 6:00 - 7:00 - Shani (talk) 21:17, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Sunday[edit]