Wikimedia+Education Conference 2019/Programme

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5-7 April 2019 | San Sebastián (Q10313) - Basque Country

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Programme submissions:

  • Programme submission deadline: January 20
  • All submissions will be public
  • You can send your programme idea filling this form:

e 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:
Skills for life
Students, teachers, educators are editing Wikimedia projects. How does this help teachers and students achieve learning outcomes? How does it fit into international, national, and local curriculum frameworks? How do we know that students are learning? This track is to understand more about the learning that happens for students and educators who participate in the Wikimedia Movement.
Free knowledge for the world
Students are reading Wikipedia. Is the community creating content to reach them? Is Wikimedia providing content for all ages? Are they provided in the languages that are used in education? Is Wikimedia an OER or is it creating OERs?
How do we make it happen?
What kind of programs are being done in different places? How do you plan, execute and evaluate an education program, project, or short activity? How do you work alongside governments or other institutional partners? We will highlight successes, challenges, and how to replicate good models. This track is for Wikimedians who want to dig deep into the how of education work.

Submissions will also need to indicate whether they’re addressing strategic direction pillars knowledge as a service[1] or knowledge equity[2].

We are working on providing instant translation from/to Basque-English, so submissions should be in one of this languages,, and we should make some blocks to make translation possible.

Programme committee[edit]

  • Galder Gonzalez. Basque Wikimedians User Group. Local organization
  • Nichole Saad. WMF Education
  • Filip Maljkovic. Wikimedia Serbia and Wikimedia Education User Group board member
  • Luisina Ferrante. Education Manager Wikimedia Argentina
  • Walaa Abdel Manaem. Wikimedia Egypt
  • Saroj Dhakal. Wikimedia Nepal
  • Programme advisor: Sara Mörtsell


April 5th, Friday[edit]

All day informal meetups as people arrive at main venue (Tabakalera)

Friday morning: conferences for University professors and students with presentations or workshops with invited speakers.

During the afternoon, as attendants arrive, formal opening of the conference at the City Hall. Some speeches and practical information, along with a dinner to get each other know.

April 6th, Saturday[edit]

9:30-10:15 Keynote 1 (45 minutes)

3 hours

Track 1: Track 2: Track 3: Workshops (2)
13:30-14:30 Lunch

3 hours

Track 1: Track 2: Track 1-2: Workshops (2)
17:30-18:30 Poster session with food
18:30-19:30 Keynote 2 (1 hour)
21:00 Dinner

April 7th, Sunday[edit]

9:30-10:15 Keynote 3 (45 minutes)
10:30-13:30 Track 1:
13:30-14:00 Farewell discourse
Unconference/tours/informal meetups (& Strategy Lunch)


  1. To serve our users, we will become a platform that serves open knowledge to the world across interfaces and communities. We will build tools for allies and partners to organize and exchange free knowledge beyond Wikimedia. Our infrastructure will enable us and others to collect and use different forms of free, trusted knowledge.
  2. We will strive to counteract structural inequalities to ensure a just representation of knowledge and people in the Wikimedia movement. We will notably aim to reduce or eliminate the gender gap in our movement. Our decisions about products and programs will be based on a fair distribution of resources. Our structures and governance will rely on the equitable participation of people across our movement. We will extend the Wikimedia presence globally, with a special focus on under-served communities, like indigenous peoples of industrialized nations, and regions of the world, such as Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.