WikiConference North America refers to both a conference, and as of November 2016, an official Wikimedia User Group.
On the last day of WikiConference North America 2016, the organizing team announced the creation of a permanent group that will plan future WikiConference North America events. The mission of the group is to coordinate the planning and hosting of events under our purview. Additionally, this User Group will document best practices and share lessons learned with other Wikimedia communities planning and hosting conferences and similar events.
Membership in Wikimedia North America User Group is open to all people interested in supporting the mission of the group. People from WMF affiliate user groups and other active Wikimedians in North America are invited to join. Outreach will occur across North America in order to attract members with diverse interests and skills.