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Wikimedia Foundation/Communications/Wikimania 2019

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This page outlines the Wikimedia Foundation Communications Department's activities at Wikimania 2019.



The Communications Department will be attending Wikimania 2019 to provide communications support, collect input, increase awareness, and network with community members.


Photo Name Title Ask me about
Anusha Alikhan Senior Director of Communications
Nadee Gunasena Executive Communications Manager
  • Executive and leadership communications
  • General communications support
  • Networking and community stories
Samantha Lien Communications Manager
  • Event communications support
  • General communications support
  • Press relations outreach
Zachary McCune Director of Brand
  • Brand development
  • Networking
Gregory Varnum Communications Strategist
Heather Walls Chief Creative Officer
Deborah Zierten Senior Director of Marketing





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

  • Provide communications support to conference and Foundation governance
  • Network with members of the community
  • Engage community members in Wikimedia Foundation's communications efforts
  • Discuss and increase awareness of department activities and efforts to support the community



The Communications Department is planning to meet with a number of community members at Wikimania 2019. If you would like to arrange for a meeting, please post a comment on this talk page, or email talktocomms(_AT_)wikimedia.org.