Aaron H. asked me to send a message to this list more than a year ago.
I'm sorry I haven't been able to because it's impossible for me to
figure out the details for which to ask:
However, I have managed to put together a Call for Volunteers for a
Spoken Language Interest Group which is chartered with an alternative
goal to figure out what to ask for here on this list.
If you have questions please let me know. The form should be
self-explanatory. I will report back here with the interest level in
about a month.
The Community Growth
<https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019:Community_Growth> space at
Wikimania 2019 is now accepting submissions! The deadline for submission
<https://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/2019:Submissions> is June 1. See
below for submission topics and session formats.
In the Community Growth space, we will come together for discussions,
presentations, and workshops that address these questions:
What is and is not working around attracting and retaining newcomers?
How should Wikimedia activities evolve to help communities grow and
How should our technology and culture evolve to help new populations to
come online, participate and become community members?
*Recommended topics. *While proposals related to all aspects of community
growth and newcomer experience are welcome, organizing team is particularly
interested in proposals related to:
Research on recruitment, activation and retention.
On- and off-wiki engagement strategies
Supporting diversity and cross-cultural newcomer experiences
Lessons learned from beyond Wikimedia, and
The future of newcomers and editing
If you are interested in seeing presentations around additional topics, but
do not plan to submit a proposal, you can suggest additional topics here
*Types of session.* We prefer sessions that are participatory, interactive,
promote conversations, and give a voice to parts of our movement that are
heard less often. We welcome the following session formats:
*Poster submissions.* Posters are also a good way to introduce a topic, or
show some results of an action. Please consider submitting one
More information about the Community Growth space, topics, and submission
formats is available on the proposal page
On behalf of the Community Growth leadership team
Jonathan T. Morgan
Senior Design Researcher
User:Jmorgan (WMF) <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Jmorgan_(WMF)>