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Wiki Student Summit 2024/Submissions

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16-18 July 2024, Arusha and Online
Beyond Borders: Collaborating for Positive Impact.

Submit your proposal

This page provides general information and guidelines on submitting session proposals for the Wiki Student Summit 2024.

Important dates[edit]

  • Done 30 April 2024: Open call for submissions.
  • Not done 15 June 2024: Call for submissions closes.
  • Not done 25 June 2024: Publish selected sessions on the summit schedule.

Submission types[edit]

The sessions at the conference will be organised in several formats and you will have the choice between the following submission types:

  • Lecture: One or two presenters offer(s) a presentation followed by questions and comments from the audience. The total time for a lecture (including questions and comments) will be 30 minutes.
  • Demonstration: One presenter introduces the methods of working with a tool, a workflow or a program. The total time for a demonstration (including questions and comments) will be 60 minutes.
  • Panel: A small group of people presents or discusses a particular topic and responds to questions and comments from the audience. The total time for a panel will be 60 minutes.
  • Workshop: One or two moderators present(s) a topic by actively interacting with the audience. The total time for a workshop will be 90 minutes.
  • Lightning talk: One presenter gives a talk with no follow-up by the audience. The total time for a lightning talk will be 5 minutes.
  • Roundtable: A group of 10-15 people discusses a particular topic. The total time for a roundtable discussion will be 45 minutes.
  • Poster: A topic is presented on a poster that is displayed on a visible place in the venue.


  • All session types will be included in the main conference programme.
  • Standardized durations do not include the time needed to change halls.

Application form[edit]

You will be asked to provide the following information in the application form:

  • the title of the submitted proposal;
  • the general topics covered with the proposal;
  • the level of advancement of the proposed topic;
  • the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s);
  • an abstract describing the topic of the proposal; and
  • a brief statement on how the proposal is beneficial.

You will not be asked about the time needed to present your proposed session because each submission type will have standardised duration to which you will have to abide (see Submission types). So please make sure that you have properly adjusted your proposal to fit within the standardised duration for the specific submission type.

How to submit a session proposal?[edit]

You can submit your session proposal by following these steps:

  • Step 1: Click the submit button below.
  • Step 2: Login or Signup before you can submit a proposal.
  • Step 3: Add speaker details.
  • Step 4: Add your session(s) details.
  • Step 5: Submit.

Submit your proposal

Note: By submitting a proposal, you must agree that:

  • your proposal's abstract and any slides associated with it will be released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike Licence 3.0; and
  • if accepted, the session will be broadcast and/or recorded and made available in audio and/or visual form under the aforesaid licence.

If you prefer not to be filmed during your session, please indicate it as a special requirement while submitting your proposal.

Contact us[edit]

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us via wss@openspacetanzania.org

Presentation template[edit]

If you have a presentation and haven't prepared the presentation material yet, you can use the template we designed specifically for Wiki Student Summit 2024 which will be made available to the public by the end of May.