Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2020/Development

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Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2020
2–4 October
Stay Stronger Online!


This page is devoted to the development of the Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2020.

Organising Committee[edit]

Slogan[edit]

The slogan for the conference was Stay Stronger Online!.

Dates poll[edit]

See: Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2020/Dates

Submissions[edit]

See: Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2020/Submissions

Tracks[edit]

There will be three tracks in the submission process: COVID-19, Basic capacity development and Advanced capacity development.

Announcement and notifications[edit]

General announcement
Sent to
wmcee-l@tools.wikimedia.pl wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
Dear all,

I hope you are fine and healthy amid the difficult times.

After the Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2020 was cancelled and postponed for 2021 due the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of the programme committee came up with the idea of organising an online conference in order to keep continuity and discuss the major ongoings in the Wikimedia movement.

The online event is planned to take place as the Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2020 and it will be labelled with the slogan "Stay Stronger Online!". We have not fixed the exact dates for the event yet and decided to initiate a community poll with three options in the second half of September and the beginning of October. You are invited to take part in the poll to determine the dates for the event that is running from 27 July to 2 August 2020.

The programme for the event will be modest compared to the in-person conferences because of the technical difficulties and the different participants' environment. That said, there will be only one session at a time, the total number of sessions at the conferences will be 10 to 12 and the duration of the sessions will be 45 to 60 minutes (see blank schedule). As regards the topics, we agreed to reserve time slots for the following ones:

  • CEE & Strategy Transition Design
  • Wikimedia & COVID-19 pandemic
  • Introduction to Abstract Wikipedia
  • CEE Spring and beyond
  • CEE Online Seminars

The rest of the programme will be filled with session proposals received through a call for submissions with three tracks in the submission process: COVID-19, Basic capacity development and Advanced capacity development. We strongly encourage proposals in the form of lightning talks focusing on successful online initiatives amid the COVID-19 pandemic. You can submit your session proposal from 1 to 31 August 2020.

We highly appreciate the assistance from our colleagues from Wikimedia Polska, who have already organised their annual conference online and continuously share their learning. In this light, any comment, question or suggestion regarding this event from the other CEE communities will be highly appreciated.

At the end, we acknowledge that the best way to stir interest is by communicating in one's native language, so we appreciate it if you can spread the word about this online conference to your communities in your language.

Stay safe and healthy!

Best regards

Dear all,

I hope you are fine and healthy amid the difficult times.

After the Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2020 was cancelled and postponed for 2021 due the COVID-19 pandemic, we came up with the idea of organising an online conference in order to keep continuity and discuss the major ongoings in the Wikimedia movement. The online event is planned to take place as the Wikimedia CEE Online Meeting 2020 from 2-4 October and it will be labelled with the slogan "Stay Stronger Online!".

The programme for the event will be modest compared to the in-person conferences because of the technical difficulties and the different participants' environment. About a half of the time slots will be reserved for sessions on pre-selected topics covering major ongoings in the movement, while the other half will be filled with session proposals received through a call for submissions with three tracks in the submission process: COVID-19, Basic capacity development and Advanced capacity development. The deadline for submitting session proposals is 23:59 (CEST) on 31 August 2020.

Considering that this is planned to be an online event, we decided to extend the eligibility for participation beyond the CEE communities and allow every interested individual contributor from the Wikimedia movement to take part (see list of interested participants). That said, we hope that this online event will be enriched and diversified with the participation of people outside the CEE region.

Stay safe and healthy!

Best regards

Timeline[edit]

Activity Deadline Status
Dates poll starts 27 July 2019 00:00 (CEST) Yes check.svg Done
Announcement sent
  • to wmcee-l@tools.wikimedia.pl
  • to Facebook group
27 July 2020 Yes check.svg Done
Call for submission opens 1 August 2020 00:00 (CEST) Yes check.svg Done
First reminder sent
  • to Facebook group
1 August 2020 Yes check.svg Done
Dates poll ends 2 August 2020 23:59 (CEST) Yes check.svg Done
Announcement re-sent
  • to wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
4 August 2020 Yes check.svg Done
Second reminder sent
  • to Facebook group
24 August 2020 Yes check.svg Done
Third reminder sent
  • to wmcee-l@tools.wikimedia.pl
  • to Facebook group
31 August 2020 Yes check.svg Done
Call for submissions closes 31 August 2020 23:59 (CEST) Yes check.svg Done
Submissions are evaluated by the programme committee early September 2020 Yes check.svg Done
Applicants are notified about final decisions mid-September 2020 Yes check.svg Done
Schedule published 15 September 2020 Yes check.svg Done
Registration closes 1 October 2020 Yes check.svg Done

Useful links[edit]