Wikimedia Conference 2017/Program/37

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37: The 99 dimensions of community events[edit]

Audience
volunteer supporters, community liaisons, Wikimedians involved in community event organization
Session Format
presentation + discussion & sharing of experiences
Length
60 min
Room setting
U-Shape
Description

Real-life community events and meetups are organized in more and more Wikimedia communities. But are we all aware of the many different purposes and effects these events have? What about the impact of real-life meetups on the online community? Why do we support real-life events at all?

In our session, we give a short input about the various dimensions of Wikimedia community events and their impact. The second part of the session will focus on sharing experiences, ideas, (new) formats and best practices in an open discussion.

Desired Outcome

Systematically looking at community events from different and perhaps new perspectives. Creating awareness for different approaches, sharing practical experiences and insights.

Next Steps and Milestones
Further work on the topic of real-life community events and present practical advice at the Wikimedia Conference Follow-up Day at Wikimania 2017.
Speakers
Veronika Krämer (WMDE), Raimund Liebert (WMAT), Natalia Szafran-Kozakowska (WMPL), Jon Harald Søby (WMNO)