The Community Growth space at Wikimania 2019 is now accepting submissions! The deadline for submission 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 flourish?
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