Wikimedia Conference 2018

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The Wikimedia Conference 2018 takes place in Berlin from 20 to 22 April, 2018. It is the annual meeting of all Wikimedia organizations (Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, user groups, and the Wikimedia Foundation), as well as other committees to discuss the future of the Wikimedia movement in terms of strategy, collaboration, and organizational development. This conference is hosted and organized by Wikimedia Deutschland (WMDE) in cooperation with the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF).


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Rough timeline

July/August 2017

September/October 2017

  • publication of the updated eligibility criteria
  • drafting the registration process

November 2017

  • publication of the improved program design process
  • work on and publish core program theme
  • call to select affiliates’ delegates according to the core theme

mid November – beginning of January, 2018

  • registration period (hard deadline, no exceptions; registration includes pre-/post-conference events)
    • offers the participants plenty of time to get involved in the programmatic preparations
    • offers the conference team enough time for working on the concrete program, to look for appropriate speakers and to create conference material

beginning of January, 2018 - March 2018

  • program design process
    • further work on goals and desired outcomes
    • involve participants, consider their needs and experiences when creating the program
    • publication of a session outline
    • agree upon concrete speakers (Wikimedia/external), brief the speakers
    • create material for preparation
    • design the session formats
    • finalize the schedule

20–22 April, 2018

  • Wikimedia Conference 2018, Berlin

After the conference

  • Reporting
  • Follow-Up, work with participants, build bridges to other conferences like Wikimania and others
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