Wikimedia Conference 2016/Social events

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Event schedule[edit]

Thursday, April 21, 2016
6 pm to 11 pm
  • Dinner snacks and drinks will be provided at WMDE’s office and event space (address below) to meet, chat and to toast to a wonderful conference weekend.
Friday, April 22, 2016
6 pm to 11 pm
  • After the end of the first conference day, snacks and drinks will be waiting for you at WMDE’s office and event space.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
6:30 pm to 1 am
  • Let’s have a party and round off Saturday in a club, with music and snacks. The party will be in the HomeBase Lounge again (address below). We will begin the evening with dinner and drinks. A DJ will enhance the atmosphere with classic disco hits and get you in the dancing mood.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
5:30 pm to 11 pm
  • A last dinner at WMDE’s office and event space will be provided to round off the Wikimedia Conference 2016.

Important Addresses[edit]

WMDE Office (Dinner Snack)
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
10963 Berlin

Click here (OSM) for exact location.

HomeBase Lounge (WMCON Party)
HomeBase Lounge
Köthener Str. 44
10963 Berlin

Click here for exact location.

http://www.homebase-berlin.net/

Guided city walks[edit]

Martin (1st from the right) guiding through Berlin

Martin Rulsch, volunteer, provides sightseeing tours through his home city Berlin. Please register for a tour if you want to join, and send him an email: Wikimail, derhexer@wikipedia.de.

For further information see the subpages and sign up there too.

“Thematic Tables”[edit]

As mentioned above, all participants are invited to WMDE's office and have dinner snack on several days. In our main room (MOSAIK) there will be tables and benches to hang out and have chat. On Friday evening, there will be some so-called “Thematic Tables”, where people are invited to have chats about specific, thematic issues. So far, we haven the following “Thematic Tables”:

Thematic/regional/language-specific meetups[edit]

If you are planning a thematic/regional/language-specific meetup, please indicate your interest in the overview below. The event team suggests to use the rooms at the conference venue Verlag der Tagesspiegel from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, for this purpose. In order to be able to better plan ahead, we would like to kindly ask you to indicate your interest in hosting the get-together on Friday in the overview below (see "Comments").

Meetup Name Description Initiator/Contact Person Participants Date&Time (suggested by event team) Location (suggested by event team) Comments
Flag of the Arab League.svg Arabic meetup

Discussion on the following topics (feel free to add more):

Friday from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Room A + Work Station (A3) Shared time/space for 4 regional/thematic meetups (decide yourself how to divide)
WikiProject maghreb (wo shadow).svg Maghrebi meetup Discussion on the following topics (feel free to add more):
  • Wiki Maghreb
  • Languages projects of North Africa
Friday from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Room A + Work Station (A3) Shared time/space for 4 regional/thematic meetups (decide yourself how to divide)
Africa stub icon.svg African meetup

Discussion on the following topics (feel free to add more):

Friday from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Room A + Work Station (A3) Shared time/space for 4 regional/thematic meetups (decide yourself how to divide)
Emblem of La Francophonie.svg Francophones meetup Discussion on the following topics (feel free to add more): Friday from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Room A + Work Station (A3) Shared time/space for 4 regional/thematic meetups (decide yourself how to divide)
U.S. and Canada meetup
Central and Eastern Europe meetup Friday from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Room E Etherpad
East and SouthEast Asia meetup

Discussion on the following topics (feel free to add more):

Taiwan Liang-chih ShangKuan (WMTW) Friday from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Cloakroom Meeting Minutes
Iberocoop meetup

Discussion on the following topics (feel free to add more):

Friday from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Room D
Communications meetup Discussion on the following topics (feel free to request topics you or your community need!)
  • Telling stories with images on social media
  • Coordinating messages for many channels (e.g. blog posts + central notice banners + social media sharing = wide awareness)
  • Learning from Wikipedia 15
  • Big stories to tell in 2016 (tell us what matters most to your community)
  • Common public confusions about Wikimedia (what do people often get wrong about Wikimedia? Comms can help!)
  • Postcards!
Zachary McCune (Wikimedia Foundation Communications) Saturday from 1.00 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. Room B
Public Policy / Advocacy meetup Discussion on the following topics (feel free to request topics you or your community need!)
  • Public policy initiatives which affiliates are working on
  • Advocacy tools for affiliates
  • Public policy mailing list
  • Wikimedia Foundation's public policy
Sunday from 14.30 to 15.30 Room B