On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM, Juliana Bastos
> In practical terms, long story short, I need a certificate of
> participation with the name of a university or scientific association in the
That makes sense. I don't know how close the interaction with GWU is;
but I suggest asking for this specifically.
When I organized Wikimania in '06, our faculty sponsor sent out
letters on Harvard letterhead to help bring any attendees who asked.
I don't remember many failing to get funding, even though we were a
new conference. We may have produced a simple certificate for a
couple of participants, but did not have one for everyone. [In
contrast, if I recall correctly Wikimania Buenos Aires did have one.]
On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 8:42 PM, Laura Hale <laura(a)fanhistory.com> wrote:
This echoes what I was told by a lecturer at the Australian National
University. Academics would like to participate at these events, but they
need to clearly fit into the academic narrative. Conference precedeeings, a
formal call for papers circulated to academic listservs, some indication of
how the peer review process is done for deciding who presenters are,
highlighting university participation as a co-host/partner for the event, a
list of other academics who have been invited and will be participating, etc.
These are good things to do anyway, as I think James suggested
elsewhere. I don't know that there has ever been a consolidated
proceedings PDF published with more than abstracts, but it has been
considered by past org teams... other considerations have included
stricter submission requirements, or an academic track that has such
Anyone interestd in this should talk to Phoebe Ayers, who has helped
organize many Wikimanias (including '06 with me), and chaired WikiSym,
a strictly academic conference, in 2010.
We have had some excellent academic presenters at past Wikimanias.
But it would be great to have more.