Talk:Wikimedia Summit 2020

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Participation as observer in the frame of my Phd thesis[edit]

Hi user:Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE), I send you here a public request to be Observer participant during the Wikimedia Summit 2020. I could be participant as board member of WMBelgium association, but User:Geertivp is much more indicated than me for this task. Therefore, I'm asking you if you can check with your team if my arrival as observer during the summit is possible ? As I plan to bring my camera Lumix with a good microphone to film thing and post it on wikimedia commons, my presence maybe could be a plus in the frame of your activity report. Here is a link to my PhD thesis writing in French and in total transparency on fr.wikiversity. For the cost of my coming, I can fundrasing it my self with a low-cost flight and a place in a hostel shared room. Best, Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, sorry for my dysorthography 12:20, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

I second the request of Lionel. I did find the presence of an observer in past conferences really worthful. Geert Van Pamel (WMBE) (talk) 07:45, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
Hi @Lionel Scheepmans:,
to be honest and to be fair, I cannot answer this question at the moment. This depends mainly on the capacity of the event and how many participants register. As the registration ends by December 16 and WMF staff members need to be selected in parallel, I can only tell by beginning of January if we have capacity for external observers. Nota bene: I am generally against filming at this event (especially for external purposes), as I want to create a conference with a trustful working atmosphere – this doesn't work if conversations are taped. Best regards, --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 10:29, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
Sorry for the missunderstood Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE), I wasn't clear enough. My idea was giving a hand for collecting visual document during the summit in respect of the atmosphere as it probably was done last year, not to collect inflammations for a personal purpose. I can also use WMDE material for a better privacy. I'll ask now if I can assist to the summit a WikiJournal board member, I prefer pretty much to be participant than observer. Lionel Scheepmans Contact French native speaker, sorry for my dysorthography 12:26, 8 November 2019 (UTC)