Wikimedia CH/Idea workshop 2017

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Building upon our experience from last year and as already announced, we would like to organise this year's edition of our "Idea creation workshop" on the upcoming 6th of May. We would thus like to warmly invite you to a day full of creativity and collaboration addressing projects for the years to come. What would you like to work on? What are your thoughts, ideas? How could we as an association work closer together with you? Being closely aligned with the Wikimedia Foundation, we are collecting thoughts and input that will potentially find its way into our future plans and goals. As you might know, in September every year, we are proposing projects/programs for funding to the WMF to create our annual plan, this year to plan for 2018. You will tremendously help our Chapter and the volunteers if you'd hop on the train and participate in the workshop!


Saturday, May 20th 2017, 10h30 to 17h00


University of Applied Sciences & Art Northwestern Switzerland. Von Roll-Strasse 10 (1st floor), Room A113 (first floor), 4600 Olten.


There will be drinks and finger food as well as an in-house lunch (like last year).


Participants can ask for reimbursement for their travel costs (demi-tarif/Halbtax).


All participants traveling for more than 2 hours have the opportunity to stay in a hotel from Friday to Saturday (the association will bear the costs), so that everyone has the time to fully participate without rushing. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please send an email to Own bookings will not be eligible for reimbursement.


Participants will receive relevant documents beforehand and will be asked to go through these before the workshop.


The plenary discussions will mainly be moderated in English. However, you are of course invited to speak in your own language, as usual, so that you feel at ease sharing your ideas and thoughts. in the small group discussions, any language will be welcome, as long as all participants are included in the discussion.


This year, there won't be any formal registration. As all Wikimedia events, people are completely free to attend or not. Nevertheless, we would appreciate to receive a short message if you intend to participate, please mail to

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The Wikimedia community is dedicated to providing a welcoming experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, appearance, race, religion, or preferred free license (and not limited to those aspects). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants. Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the discretion of the event organizers. Should you wish to read more about this policy, please consult this link.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you! The Wikimedia CH Team