Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018/Programme/Submission/Make an impactful outreach to your community by organizing a local conference

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Make an impactful outreach to your local community[edit]

Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]

Marko Adam
Affiliate, Position (if any): Wikimedia Serbia


  1. Strategic discussions:
    • Increasing the level of cooperation on the level of communities.
  2. Capacity development:
    • Outreach, particularly in education.
    • Conflict resolution.

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Presentation with discussion (one-to-many + Q&A)


In this presentation we will show how to make an impactful outreach through organizing quality local Wikipedian conference (WikiLive in Serbia). We will explain why a good program can involve more of the core community, give them an opportunity to take part in WMRS activities and decision making process. Creating a proper event program and accomplishing a good organisation is applicable in most of the CEE chapters, which is why we want to share our positive experience and encourage others to organize similar events and meet-ups. This event can be useful for brainstorming and it can motivate the volunteers to come up with new ideas for projects.

Expected outcomes[edit]

Attendees will be familiar with good and bad aspects of organizing these events and will be able to apply it in their local community. This kind of conference could be a good place to start regional cooperation, bearing in mind that the organizers can invite guests from neighboring communities.

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

20 minutes for the presentation and 25 minutes for Q&A.

Specific requirements[edit]


Slides or further information[edit]

Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).[edit]