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This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2010-11. This is a grant to an organization.

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Legal name of chapter
Wikimédia Magyarország Egyesület
Grant contact name
Bence Damokos
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
board member
Project lead name
Gábor Hanák
Project lead user-name or e-mail
Project lead title (position), if any
board member
Full project name
"10 years of Wikipedia" conference
Amount requested (in USD)
Provisional target start date
30 April 2010
Provisional completion date
15 January 2011

Budget breakdown

  • Venue rental: $1,500[1]
  • Venue infrastructure (internet, sound, video): $300
  • Catering: $600
  • Welcome kit and other conference material: $400
  • Other: $200

  1. Based on one-day auditorium rent prices at Corvinus University of Budapest. We are looking into other venues and there is good hope that we strike a special deal in which case we would spend less on the venue and we could allocate the remaining amount to other cost categories of the conference if needed.

Project scope


We are planning to organize a conference to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia. The aim of the conference is to engage academia and the education sector as well as to drive media attention to our mission. We would also like to engage the various scientific associations and like-minded local NGOs.

The presentations would among others cover the use of Wikipedia in research and educational work (in universities and through the engagement of specialized scientific- and teacher associations). A session will probably be devoted to the general history of Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement in general.

Project goal


The goal of this project is to organize a successful conference with the participation of researches and members of the educational community and driving media attention to the 10th anniversary of the Wikimedia movement and our chapter.

Non-financial requirements


As the project is partly aimed at university educators, we would very much like to invite Frank Schulenburg or Pete Forsyth as keynote speakers to speak about the Public Policy Initiative and its first results - we hope that this example could encourage local educators in participating or initiating similar local projects.

Fit to strategy


The project will increase credibility in the academic sector and by engaging this sector in participation, it will help quality as well. Being able to organize this conference will be a cornerstone of our organizational development.

Other benefits


We believe this conference will provide opportunity to establish contact with major stakeholders in education and with specialized educational organizations as well as the various scientific and technical associations that have an interest in having quality content on Wikipedia in their particular fields. We also think this will generate positive media attention both for our chapter and the movement.

This conference will form an appropriate part of the worldwide Wiki-X celebrations taking place.

Measures of success


We will consider this project a success if we are able to hold a conference on the 10th anniversary of Wikipedia. We will keep a keen eye on the number of media impressions generated and will keep track of the number of attending guests and organizations.