Communications/Wikimania 2017

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This page outlines the Wikimedia Foundation Communications Department's activities at Wikimania 2017.

Overview

The Communications Department will be attending Wikimania 2017 to provide capacity building, collect input, increase awareness, and network with community members.

Attending

Photo Name Title Tasks
Barbara, Juliet February 2015.jpg Juliet Barbara Communications Director
  • Event communications support
  • General communications support
  • Movement strategy support
  • Networking
Flores, Blanca July 2016.jpg Blanca Flores Design Associate (Contractor)
  • Conference graphics
  • Brand support
  • Networking
VictorGrigas.jpg Victor Grigas Video Production Manager and Storyteller
  • Community interviews
  • Event communications support
  • Movement strategy support
  • Networking
Johnson, Aubrie June 2016 01.jpg Aubrie Johnson Social Media Associate (Contractor)
  • Communications workshops
  • Digital media outreach
  • Networking
  • Social media content
MelodyKramer Portrait.jpg Mel Kramer Senior Audience Development Manager
  • Digital media outreach
  • Networking
  • Social media content
  • Wikimedia Blog
Lien, Samantha April 2015.jpg Samantha Lien Communications Manager
  • Communications workshops
  • Event communications support
  • General communications support
  • Press relations outreach
Zachary McCune - October 29, 2015.jpg Zachary McCune Global Audience Communications Manager
  • Brand development
  • Communications workshops
  • Marketing working groups
  • New Readers panels & presentations
  • Networking
Varnum, Gregory January 2016.jpg Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist
  • Communications workshops
  • Event communications support
  • General communications support
  • Networking
06 Heather Walls - Wikimedia Foundation 04.jpg Heather Walls Creative Director (Interim Chief of Communications)
  • Brand development
  • General communications support
  • Movement strategy support
  • Networking

Mule Design

In addition to staff and contractors with the Wikimedia Foundation Communications Department in attendance, the team will also be hosting three members of the Mule Design consulting firm working as primary outside leads on the Wikimedia Foundation 2017 redesign effort. The Communications department will be assisting the Mule Design team in their efforts at Wikimania, and helping arrange meetings.

Activities

The department will be facilitating these workshops and discussions:

Preconference

Main conference

Unconference

Objectives

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
  • Engage community members in Wikimedia Foundation's communications efforts
  • Increase awareness of department activities and efforts to support the community
  • Discuss initiatives the department is considering

Social media

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 #wikimania hashtag
  • Narrate the conference with three Wikimedia Blog posts: Coming from around the world; Sights and sounds of Wikimania; and conference wrap-up.

Meetings

The Communications Department is planning to meet with a number of community members at Wikimania 2017. If you would like to arrange for a meeting, please post a comment on this talk page, or email communications(_AT_)wikimedia.org.


Presentations

How to raise awareness for Wikipedia - Lessons from Nigeria and Iraq.pdf