WikiIndaba conference 2019/Submissions/Introducing Wikipedia to New Readers

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Submission no. 021
Title of the submission

Introducing Wikipedia to New Readers

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)


Author of the submission

SGill (WMF)

Language of presentation


E-mail address



SGill (WMF)
ZMcCune (WMF) (TBC)

User:Jamie Tubers (Sam Oyeyele) (TBC)
User:Blossom Ozurumba (TBC)
User:Uzoma Ozurumba (TBC)
User:BamLifa (TBC)

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Foundation

Personal homepage or blog

Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

In partnership with communities from Iraq, Nigeria, India, and Mexico, the Wikimedia Foundation has been working to increase awareness of Wikipedia through online marketing campaigns.

To support other community efforts, in January 2018, the Foundation launched an Inspire campaign which ended with 424 ideas for community projects to increase awareness of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. We funded 8 such projects in March 2018 across Africa and Asia.

The session will be a panel discussion in which we will invite some of these community members to share the outcome of these efforts.

What will attendees take away from this session?

Attendees will learn about the efforts being made by the WMF and communities around the world to raise awareness for Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. They will also learn that they can themselves apply for grants to raise awareness for Wikipedia in their regions.

Theme of presentation
  • WikiCulture & Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

All levels

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)

25 minutes

Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?


Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?


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  1. Youssefbhy (talk) 21:36, 18 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. --Gereon K. (talk) 09:34, 25 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Final decision[edit]