Jump to content

Wikipedia 20/Events/Spain

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Morning and evening, January 15th 2021   
WMES on YouTube
WMES on Twitter
WMES on Instagram
WMES on Facebook
Wikipedia 20


Wikipedia 20 is the celebration of Wikipedia's 20th birthday by Wikimedia Spain.

Celebration with cultural institutions

In these years, the role of institutions with respect to Wikipedia has proven essential in the construction of this shared knowledge. In one way or another, they have contributed their experience, their materials, their enthusiasm and, as part of this movement for free knowledge, we want to thank them for their collaboration and make their work visible.

For that reason, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wikipedia, virtually, on Friday, January 15th, 2021 at 11:00 am. The event will feature speeches by Teppo Tauriainen (Swedish ambassador to Spain), Carmen Marcos Alonso (deputy director of the National Archaeological Museum), Inés Rodríguez Hidalgo (director of the Valladolid Science Museum), Joaquín Díaz González (founder and main trustee of the Joaquín Díaz Foundation) and Elena Sánchez Nogales (head of the Digital Content Dissemination Service of the National Library).

The session can be followed through YouTube.

Celebration with the community

The different communities that make up Wikipedia are an essential part of the free knowledge movement; their diversity, experience and vision are essential to make knowledge as diverse and egalitarian as possible. For this reason, we will celebrate with them the 20th anniversary of Wikipedia, virtually, on Friday, January 15th, 2021 at 6:30 pm. María Sefidari (president of the Wikimedia Foundation) and representatives of Wikipedia in Spanish, Galician, Asturian, Basque, Catalan and Wikimujeres will participate.

The session can be followed through YouTube

Next, we will have several thematic rooms related to Wikipedia and education, quality, gender gap, rural areas and misinformation, with the aim that people with the same interests comment, share and learn experiences related to each topic in an informal and festive atmosphere.

Wikimedia España

On our website you have information about who we are and what we do:


We organize several events to celebrate Wikipedia 20.
Check this page to keep up to date:

International activities

Wikipedia 20 is a global event. If you would know what happens elsewhere, please refer to the global page: