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The Communications Department will be attending Wikimania 2016 to provide capacity building, collect input, increase awareness, and network with community members.






Juliet Barbara

Communications Director

  • General communications support
  • Networking
Ed Erhart

Editorial Associate

  • Digital media outreach
  • Networking
  • Wikimedia Blog
Samantha Lien

Communications Associate

  • General communications support
  • Press relations outreach
  • Wikimedia Blog
Zachary McCune

Global Audience Communications Manager

  • Meetups
  • Messaging development
  • Networking
  • Brand research
Gregory Varnum

Communications Strategist (Contractor)

  • Meetups
  • Advocacy development
  • Networking
Heather Walls

Creative Director (Acting Director, Communications)

  • Messaging and brand development
  • General communications support
  • Networking


The department will be facilitating these workshops and discussions:

The department is also participating in these activities:


With its participation in the conference, the department hopes to achieve these objectives:

  • Help community projects expand their communications capacity
  • Network with members of the community
  • Collect input on Wikimedia messaging and branding
  • Engage community members in Wikimedia Foundation's digital media efforts
  • Discuss and identify advocacy needs of affiliates - in particular what tools affiliates would find helpful
  • Increase awareness of department activities and efforts to support the community
  • Discuss initiatives the department is considering

Social media

The department plans these social media projects during the conference:

  • Introduce community members interested in social media to the movement’s active and helpful Facebook group.
  • Engage community members via the @wikimania Twitter handle and #wikimania2016 hashtag
  • Capture faces of Wikipedians in selfie photos via Communications and Community Engagement booths and the #wearewikimedia hashtag
  • Narrate the conference with three Wikimedia Blog posts: Coming from around the world; Sights and sounds of Wikimania; and conference wrap-up.


The Communications Department is planning to meet with a number of community members at Wikimania 2016. If you would like to arrange for a meeting, please post a comment on this talk page, or email communications(_AT_)wikimedia.org.

Come talk to us!

Want to tell us what you think of Wikimedia brands? Want to share an update on what's new with your projects?

Please sign up for a time below, and we'll chat!


meet us in Villa Clotilde ground floor room 1


meet us in Villa Clotilde ground floor room 1


meet us in Villa Clotilde ground floor room 1


Meet at Villa Clotilde, first floor, between the museum and the school