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Message from Katherine Maher

This message, "August 1: Update on Wikimedia movement strategy process (#22)", was sent by Katherine Maher on 1 August 2017.

Hi all  —

Wikimania is coming, but before we get to Montreal, we are publishing many more insights, reports, guides, and research from our work during cycle 3. There's lots of good stuff and interesting insights (did you know Spain is consistently one of the countries with the highest awareness about our projects and community?), and I encourage you to take a look. Here are a few new updates:

New voices synthesis report. Are you looking to better understand New Voices projects? Start with this overview report — it summarizes our work across many teams: insights from research, a summary of 58 expert interviews, expert convenings hosted by the Foundation and affiliates, design research findings, briefings on major trends that will impact the community like misinformation and emerging platforms, further reading, and (of course!) references.

July Wikimedia Foundation metrics meeting. During our July 27 meeting, we reviewed new research on brand insights about why people do (and do not) read Wikipedia, research that focuses on high-awareness countries as part of New Voices initiatives.

Strategic direction committee update. We are working to consider what we have heard from the community and learned from research to identify what we want to achieve as a movement by 2030. We will share our first draft of the strategic direction with all of you in advance of Wikimania. We’re looking forward to your thoughts on the talk page!

Wikimania movement strategy and events. Speaking of Wikimania, the Foundation is preparing 6 sessions related to the strategy process in the official program. We will also offer you a physical location for engaging with the strategic direction: the Movement Strategy Space, open from Thursday through Sunday. The Space will host different working sessions, discussions, and the chance to re-energize for the coming weeks and months (we have some special things in store!). The conference organizers are also preparing a remote attendee plan with live video and content for the conference overall, so you will be able to participate if you’re not able to come to Montreal. Please note that online registration ended July 31; after that you can register on-site starting August 8.

ভালো থাকবেন। (Bengali translation: “Stay well”)