Please note that we can switch order of some sessions if same people are making presentations at two sessions taking place at the same time. We will resolve this conflicts once most of speakers are confirmed. Thank you
Some details about the rooms at the venue.
Common sessions will take place at the Main hall. You can enter the Main hall from first and third floors.
Parallel sessions "A" will take place at the room # 309 at the third floor.
Parallel sessions "B" will take place at the room # 1008 at the tenth floor. There're four elevators.
Coffee breaks will take place at the room # 304 at the third floor.
Organizational team's room is situated at the room # 302 at the third floor.
Cloakrooms is situated at the first floor, near the Main hall.
Water closets (toilets) for females are available at all floors, except seventh and tenth.
Water closets (toilets) for males are available at the first, seventh and tenth floors.
Learn from the experience of Wikimedia Armenia who achieved legalisation of Freedom of Panorama in Armenia by direct lobbying. As many CEE states still have no freedom of panorama, other Wikimedians will learn how they can help in their countries.
Learn about successful Wikiexpeditions project which is important in generating content about particular cities, villages or regions. Polish chapter who created this project and is leading in it, as well as representatives from Czech Rep. and Ukraine will share their lessons and experience.
Mutual cooperation between chapters can help improve content about each others' countries in corresponding Wikipedias as well as other projects. Participants will work on ideas how to organise efficient cross-border cooperation.
Help organizations clarify how to (or whether to) hire staff, and to work effectively between volunteers and staff if this is the right option for you. What are the goals and expectations in planning to hire staff? How do you divide responsibilities between board and staff? What makes this relationship effective?
WikiCamp project realised by Wikimedia Armenia was recognized as the coolest project of the year at Wikimania 2014. At this session Armenians will share their experience about this project and how one can organise such kind of events. Similar project was realised in Hungary and Serbia, and representatives of these chapters may also share their expereince.
The Wikipedia Education Program is one of the most quickly developing projects in our communities. Undoubtedly, engaging students to participate in improving Wikipedia not only helps improve Wikipedia in the first place, but also educates more people about it: the way it works, how to properly use it, how to make it better. In some states, children and elderly people are also participating in Education Programs, so such experience is interesting too. This panel will present many successful models from different countries that can be used to design or reimagine education programmes in the region.
We have inherited similar bureaucratic way of thinking by authorities after Soviet era; this lead to similar legal threats such as problems with fund-rising campaigns, responsibility for content, domain registration, over-control by government etc. Would be good to share the common experience regarding these issues and how we can help each other.
This session is about the details of organization of workshops and training. This session will help you avoid common mistakes and hopefully organize workshops with more impact. It will take a form of brainstorming based on experience from different countries.
6b Microgrants/scholarships + Local fundraising
Firstly, we want to discuss different options of microgrants and scolarships and learn how to use them successfully. Then we will learn about the experience of local fundraising and how to organise a fundraising campaign in the CEE region.
There were successful thematic weeks and contests in different communities. This session will help us share experience about each others' projects in this field and learn how to generate more impact in it.
Julia Maria Koszewska (Poland) - what GLAM is all about? and how to make other wiki-projects of a GLAM-descent (example of Wiki-GLAM project: wiki-ethno-expedition). ..and other proofs that being Wiki is so GLAM!
Share experience, best strategies and key lessons of photo contests (WLM and WLE) in the region. These contests were organised in many CEE countries, and participants will learn how to increase efficiency and impact of these contests.
Address all the ways in which the gender gap affects the position of women on Wikipedia, and their absence from it, as article subjects, editors, and readers. Issues include editor interaction, the way policies and guidelines are written, our dispute-resolution processes, the way admins are elected, notability guidelines, which articles are created and deleted, and how articles are sourced.
Work on projects and strategies that can help small Wikipedias grow. We will learn from experience of succesful projects as well as share ideas with countries where Wikipedias in their languages are still small.