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Programme Committee[edit]


See: Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2023/Programme development


For self-organised and informal meetups, please see Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2023/Meetups.


See: Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2023/Submissions

Session identifiers
Session format - Plenary session - Group discussion - Lecture (30 minutes) - Workshop (90 minutes)
- Panel (60 minutes) - Lightning talk (5 minutes) - Social event
Advancement level - Basic - Medium - Advanced
Technical support - Online session - Recording - Live stream - Simultaneous interpretation
Ilia (160 people) King Vakhtang (50 people) King David (50 people) Queen Tamar (50 people)

Learning Day (Thursday, 14 September 2023)[edit]

08:30 - 09:00 Walk-in
Hall Queen Tamar
09:00 - 11:00 Conflict resolution for Humans
Asaf Bartov
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:45 Conflict of Interest workshop
Asaf Bartov
12:45 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:00 Governance mistakes others have already made so you don't have to repeat them
Asaf Bartov
15:00 - 15:45 Creative Thinking as Strategy - part 1
Asaf Bartov
15:45 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 18:00 Creative Thinking as Strategy - part 2
Asaf Bartov
18:00 - 18:30 Wrap-up
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Day 1 (Friday, 15 September 2023)[edit]

08:00 - 09:00 Registration at the Tbilisi State University
Hall Ilia
09:00 - 09:45 Opening session
Mehman Ibragimov, Jimmy Wales, Maryana Iskander, Eliso Bolkvadze, Tinatin Berdzenishvili, Barbara Klen
Youtube link
Plenary session
09:45 - 10:30 Ice-breaker
Youtube link
Plenary session
10:30 - 11:00 Break
Hall King Vakhtang King David Queen Tamar
Theme Diversity Technology & Legal Community Engagement
11:00 - 12:30 From local edit-a-thons to international writing campaigns — a case study of Wikimedia Serbia
Nevena Rudinac, Filip Maljković
Youtube link
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Wikipedia
Joris Darlington Quarshie
Bridging Divides, Embracing Diversity: The Role of Wikimedia Community
Anna Prodromou
Equity improvements in Wikimedia Foundation funding programs
Chris Schilling
Tools demonstration: List-Building, massviews, userviews, PetScan

Asaf Bartov Youtube link

Russia: editing Wikimedia projects in the time of cholera
Victoria Doronina
Telling the story of the movement - how Movement Communications can support you!
Chris Koerner, Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska
Youtube link
Digital Security Basics
Chmielko Maslak
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch + Group photo
Theme Education Community Engagement Collaboration
14:00 - 15:30 Education with Wikipedia in the Estonian way
Ivo Kruusamägi, Pille Priks
Youtube link
Small projects, great ideas: Saving local culture one photo at a time
Miroslav Loci, Marko Adam
Wikimania 2024
Maciej Nadzikiewicz, Szymon Grabarczuk, Käbi Laan, Wojciech Pędzich, Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska
Microcontributions to Scholarship — Streamlining Wikipedia into Higher Education
Hans Gutbrod
Youtube link
Sign language content as a new form of knowledge
Nino Bogdanovski
Opportunities of edit-a-thons in higher education
Bence Molnár
Youtube link
WikiHerald — a way to inform and motivate the Wiki community. Ukrainian experience
Yuri Perohanych
15:30 - 16:00 Break
Hall King Vakhtang
Theme Strategy
16:00 - 17:30 Movement Charter conversations with the CEE communities
Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska, Michał Buczyński
Youtube link
17:30 - 18:00 Wrap-up
18:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Day 2 (Saturday, 16 September 2023)[edit]

08:30 - 09:00 Walk-in
Hall King Vakhtang King David Queen Tamar
Theme Research & Diversity Content Quality Community Engagement
09:00 - 10:30 Analysis of the programmes per community in the CEE Region
Barbara Klen, Toni Ristovski
Youtube link
Propaganda and Disinformation - latest experiences
Friederike von Franqué, Costanza Sciubba Caniglia

Wikification of Wikimedia Events Organizing
Željko Blaće
The invisible tax of free knowledge: Evidence from the Wikimedia projects in the CEE region
Kiril Simeonovski
Youtube link
10:30 - 11:00 Break
Theme Community Resources Operational Planning Capacity Development
11:00 - 12:30 Small Grants, Big Workshop: Let's share and publicize our microgrant programs!
Chris Schilling

Uzbek User Group experience
Nikolay Artemev
Youtube link
CEE Hub Year 2 Plan Workshop
CEE Hub Steering Committee and Staff
What makes my affiliate successful and the role of the board: Part 1
Frans Grijzenhout
Asaf Bartov
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Theme Community Health GLAM & Partnerships Capacity Development
14:00 - 15:30 Big Funnel: A new approach to outreach
Asaf Bartov
Youtube link
GLAM program in Republic of Srpska
Bogdan Lažetić, Mirjana Petković
What makes my affiliate successful and the role of the board: Part 2
Frans Grijzenhout
Even smaller groups can do stuff
Matej Grochal, Patrik Kunec
Youtube link
Cultural ambassadors as a link between Wikimedia projects and the GLAM world
Gereon Kalkuhl
Growing viewership multiplies newcomers
Uladzimir Rusakovich
Youtube link
Collaborating across CEE and beyond: Best practices of Building a New Innovation Format for the Movement
Lucia Obst, Ivana Madžarević
15:30 - 16:00 Break
Theme Governance Diversity Sharing & Learning
16:00 - 17:30 Meet the Board of Trustees
Nataliia Tymkiv, Victoria Doronina
Youtube link
Meet the CEE Youth group
Mari Avetisyan, Jan Beránek, Valentyn Nefedov, Yılmaz Caner Özyayıkçı, Denis Smajlović, Barbara Klen, Klára Joklová
Advocacy Updates from Georgia
Mehman Ibragimov
2023 update from Wikimedia Community Malta
Enrique Tabone, Toni Sant
A Book Journey - Completing the Circle. From the Shelf to Wikipedia, from one person to all over the world
Elena Damian
Tatar Culture and Tatar Wikipedia: parallels, processes and values
Farhad Bakhtiiari
Gamified photo contests: implementing a quest format
George Iordachi
Implementation of the course "Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom" in Ukraine: challenges and results
Nataliia Lastovets
Rare diseases on Wikipedia
Nataša Nedanoska
Let's Connect
Maciej Nadzikiewicz
Üsküdar University Wikipedia Student Club
Hanne İsna Sevinç
17:30 - 18:00 Buses for Mtskheta city tour
18:00 - 20:30 Mtskheta city tour
20:30 - 23:00 Dinner
23:00 First bus to hotel
23:30 Second bus to hotel

Day 3 (Sunday, 17 September 2023)[edit]

08:30 - 09:00 Walk-in
Hall King Vakhtang King David Queen Tamar
Theme Content Coverage Education Community Engagement
09:00 - 10:30 How we covered all Czech villages by photos and another
Tadeáš Bednarz
Youtube link
Wiki-School Georgia Structuring Curricula Data on Wikidata
Manana Shekiladze Sailesh Patnaik
CEE Spring: why you want less but better articles
Mykola Kozlenko
Drone images and Macedonian Wikiexpeditions
Dean Lazarevski
Youtube link
WoALUG Experience in Education combined with GLAM Institutions in Albania and Kosovo
Greta - User Margott
Thematic challenges for Czech community
Klára Joklová, Lucie Schubert
Youtube link
Adaptations in WikiCamps, Teachers training, and WikiClubs
Arshak Shahinyan
10:30 - 11:00 Break
Theme Governance & Safety Technology Sharing & Learning
11:00 - 12:30 AffCom meets community
Mehman Ibragimov, Başak Tosun, Wojciech Pędzich, Manavpreet Kaur
Youtube link
Design the interface together: Vector 2022, dark mode, and other changes
Szymon Grabarczuk

bring your laptops!
6 Tactics to Grow Education Partnerships
Başak Tosun, Zafer Batik
"There is an error" - Czech educational & fundraising campaign
Klára Joklová, Natálie Schejbalová
Relations with historical and cultural institutions and local authorities as applied to Kazan and Tatarstan
Vyacheslav Kirillin, Farhad Fatkullin
Wikimedia Summit Engagement
Eva Martin
Micro-grants as an effective tool to engage the community
Lucie Schubert, Klára Joklová
Documenting the history of Wikipedia
Ivo Kruusamägi, Pille Priks
Past and present of Wikimedians of Turkic Languages User Group
Yılmaz Caner Özyayıkçı
Safety first: why it is worth working on anti-harassment procedures
Natalia Ćwik, Tomasz Wszeborowski
Youtube link
Ukrainian Wikimarathon: how "crazy idea" turned into international event
Valentyn Nefedov
Fighting Gentrification with Commons
Sonia Budini
Wiki collaboration with embassies
Snežana Štrkovska
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Hall Central Auditorium (I building of TSU)
Theme Governance
14:00 - 15:30 CEE Hub Year 2 Approval
CEE Hub Steering Committee and Staff
Youtube link
Plenary session
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00 Closing session
Youtube link
Plenary session
18:00 - 20:00 Dinner

Remote attendance[edit]

Live stream [edit]

Session notes[edit]


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