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10 - 13 August 2017


Movement Strategy Space


of the Movement Strategy track
Day 1
» Strategic Direction Feedback Session 1,
» Strategic Direction Feedback Session 2
Day 2
» Strategic Direction Feedback Session 3,
 » Affiliates - Perspectives. Endorsement.,
 » Track D “Bringing all the Voices”
Day 3
» New Voices,
 » The Big Open,
 » Track C - What should we know for the future?
Day 4
» Strategy Direction Feedback Session 4,
 » Movement Strategy Q & A,
 » Considerations for Phase 2


Image of a bulletin board at Wikimania containing many pieces of Movement Strategy information
Image of a bulletin board at Wikimania containing many pieces of Movement Strategy information

The Movement Strategy Space was hosted over four days of Wikimania (10-13 August), with most of the sessions taking place in one of the side rooms that could welcome up to 25 people comfortably (for a participatory process). The overall purpose of the sessions was to raise awareness and understanding around the new Draft Strategic Direction and then to collect feedback from participants in a way that could inform the ongoing drafting process, before it is finalised at the end of August, 2017. There were three generic feedback sessions that were designed for anyone in the movement to participate, five facilitated sessions that were targeted (but not limited to) a narrower group of stakeholders, and then two more presentation-oriented sessions to explore the findings from research for Tracks A/B (Affiliates and Contributors) and C/D (New Voices).

This report captures the comments, feedback and concrete suggestions that were made during the sessions. The data in tabular format (other than clarification tables) is transcribed feedback from what participants in the sessions wrote themselves in response to different questions. Other data is captured from open group discussions; it is intended as a reference point, and is not a verbatim record of what was said.

The data gives some sense of how many people were present for each session, though the space (and the Wikimania atmosphere) meant that people were often coming and going at different points.

People who have contributed directly to writing this report: Abby Walla, Rob Lancaster, Bhav Patel. Should you have any comments or questions concerning this report, please contact Rob by email: rob.a.lancaster@gmail.com or leave a comment on the talkpage.

A note about Photo Credits
Photos shown in the Movement Strategy@Wikimania pages were taken during the sessions by Abby Walla and Rob Lancaster, unless otherwise specified.
All photos have a CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0) license, via Wikimedia Commons.