Wikimedia+Education Conference 2019
The Basque Wikimedians User Group (EWKE, in Basque language) is developing a three-year program with the Basque Government to make better contents for schoolchildren in our language with the help of the education community: University students are working on the enrichment of Wikipedia with their knowledge, University professors and lecturers are giving them assignments to work on and High School teachers and school institutions are working to detect what information gaps we have, what we can improve. It is not the first time this kind of programs are made in the Wikimedia Movement, but it’s a good example of collaboration between knowledge institutions, Governments and Wikimedians. We have a mature educational program in a small linguistic community with support from the local government, this allows making efforts to document and create models, templates and documents that can be reused by the rest of the global community.
About the Conference
The event will run in San Sebastián (Q10313), Basque Country. The main venue will be Tabakalera (Q9081343), one of the largest culture institutions in the city. In an effort to include also local perspectives and stakeholders, we will try to give simultaneous Basque-English translation in as much events as we can.
We will have three different tracks in this Conference. Submissions can be designated between any of them, but we should decide to insert it in one of them. The formats will vary between workshops, panels, presentations, lightning talks and a specific space reserved to present academic papers. The three tracks are listed below:
You can send your programme idea filling this form: