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WikiConference Yerevan 2013/Call for Participation

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First WikiConference in Yerevan: 2012

Wikimedia Armenia invites you to take part in the Conference and encourage you to submit proposals for presentations, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters demonstrations, etc. - we want to hear your ideas!

The deadline for all proposals is July 31!


  • Proposal submission start date - June 15, 2013
  • Deadline for all proposal submissions - July 31, 2013
  • Announcement of selection - August 15, 2013
  • Conference dates - October 5 - 6, 2013

Conference Scope

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following major topics:

Wiki-community, its culture and achievements

Possible topics: Armenian Wikipedia - where we are, and where we are going; The wiki-community, and the carries of its culture

Content and development

Possible topics: Digitalization of available printed materials; the Armenian Soviet Encyclopedia and its usage in Wikimedia projects; veracity of Wikipedia, cooperation with other Wikimedia chapters and wiki-projects; editing automation

Cultural and educational outreach

Possible topics: Wiki technologies in the Education system; GLAM projects (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums); Wiki loves monuments



  • Short presentation (15 min)
  • Longer presentation (25 min)
  • Workshops (length to be part of the proposal)
  • Poster demonstration


Possible topics:

  • General overview of editing in wikipedia
  • FAQ
  • Uploading images
  • GLAM roundtable
  • Automation (bots)

Proposals and Registration

The registration application shall include:

  1. Short bio of the submitter,
  2. Contacts details,
  3. A short proposal for presentation, workshop, etc.

Accomodation and Travel costs

We can provide participants of the conference (presentation/workshop holders) with accomodation in a hostel or guesthouse. In some cases we will also be able to (partially) cover your travel costs.