Grants:Project/Rapid/Wikipedia Day LA, 2019

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Wikipedia Day LA 2019
Wikipedia Day LA, a celebration of Wikipedia's 18th Anniversary at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
targetEnglish Wikipedia
start dateDecember 3
end dateMarch 31
budget (USD)$1250.00
grant typegroup
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedians of Los Angeles

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WP Day LA has been rescheduled for February 24, 2019

Project Goal[edit]

  • Activate and grow the Los Angeles User Group.
  • Educate new and veteran editors on WP initiatives and issues.
  • Build local awareness of Wikimedia activities within the region.
  • Socialize with community members and build offline relationships.

Project Plan[edit]


As in previous years, we'll be planning a full day of thematic programming with lightning talks, panel discussions, and Talk Page Theater! For real. We will select our theme and begin inviting speakers in early December.


  1. Number of total participants: 50
  2. New editors recruited
  3. A monthly/bi-monthly event calendar for LA Wikipedians is developed.


  • Ace Hotel: rental space, staff support, soft beverages for 50, PR support, parking, gratuity: $3800.00
  • Additional parking for volunteers/speakers/panelists: $300.00
  • Snacks for attendees, purchased through the Ace Hotel, lunch for speakers/volunteers $300.
  • Materials such as posterboards, handouts, name badges, sharpies, copying, etc. $100
  • A cake/cupcakes to celebrate Wikipedia's birthday! $300.
  • Miscellaneous expenses and volunteer reimbursement: $250..
  • Total budget: $5100.00, less In-kind donation from the Ace Hotel: $3800., Funds requested: $1250.00 (Please see discussion page.)