For anyone in the UK (or willing to visit the UK ;-) that hasn't seen
the below, please take a look. Apologies for the cross-posting. This
event is also hosting Wikimedia UK's AGM, so it is fairly
important. ;-) Please distribute it to anyone else that you think
might be interested.
Begin forwarded message:
From: joseph seddon
Date: 25 February 2010 12:01:55 GMT
Subject: [Wikimediauk-l] Open Knowledge Conferece - Wikimedia Track
(Call for Participation)
This year Wikimedia UK is partnering with the Open Knowledge
Foundation in the organisation of the 2010 Open Knowledge
Conference ("OKCon"), an interdisciplinary conference that brings
together individuals from across the open knowledge spectrum for a
day of presentations and workshops.
At this year's conference, Wikimedia UK will be supporting and
organising a track dedicated to the projects and communities
central to Wikimedia.
We need your help to create an exciting and interesting track that
will inspire and challenge Wikimedians and others alike. Could you
give a presentation or host a discussion on a Wikimedia theme? Any
subject relevant to the Wikimedia communities, free content or
Wikimedia UK are welcome.
February 25 (Thursday): Submissions will open
March 28 (Sunday) 23:59 UTC: Closure of submission dates
April 7 (Wednesday): Notification of acceptance of submission
April 24 (Saturday): Open Knowledge Conference 2010
If you wish to participate but with good reason cannot meet one of
the above deadlines please email conferences(a)wikimedia.org.uk
before the deadline as it may be possible to accomodate late
submissions Themes Submissions should address one or more of the
Wikimedia Communities - Interesting projects and characteristics
within the communities; policy creation; conflict resolution and
community dynamics; reputation and identity; multilingualism,
languages and cultures; the development of Wikimedia UK.
Free Content - Open access to information; ways to gather and
distribute free knowledge, usage of the Wikimedia projects in
education, journalism, research; ways to improve content quality
and usability; copyright laws and their interaction with Wikimedia
Culture and Heritage - Ideas for potential partnerships, building
on previous partnerships and the legal, technical and resource
issues that are barriers to such partnerships.
Technical infrastructure - Issues related to MediaWiki development
and extensions; Wikimedia hardware layout; the Toolserver; the
Usability Project; new ideas for development (including Usability
case studies from other wikis or similar projects).
Submission Guidelines Please email submissions to
conferences(a)wikimedia.org.uk. Please email the following details,
all in English:
Theme: Closest category from above for your submission.
Abstract: 50-100 words summarising the topic
Summary: Detailed description of the topic - 300 words or more. May
contain a link to a more details.
Contact information: Email/Telephone and whether we may publish
1-3 sentence biography of the author(s).
any special requirements (e.g. flipchart; OHP. A digital
presentation will be assumed as standard)
whether you will attend the 2010 Open Knowledge Conference (a)
definitely, (b) probably, (c) only if your submission is accepted.
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