This is really exciting Lantuszka! I
also think it's critical that women come together in spaces like
this - and there has yet to be a major WikiWomen "gathering" in
Europe (outside of the Wikimania WikiChix luncheons).
I encourage people to register, and you can always apply for a
Wikimedia Participation Grant, which could help cover the cost of
registration, travel and accommodation. Find more out here:
On 1/12/13 11:19 AM, Lantuszka . wrote:
I am writing to you
about non-wiki event, but that has a great space and potential
also for WikiWomen.
The ePF (Fundacja
ePaństwo, where I have the honour to serve as foundation's
council member) is hosting in Warsaw, Poland the PDF event.
PDF stands here for: Personal Democracy Forum. The event in a
global scale is very famous for the one taking place in USA.
This one is the first ever edition of the PDF for
Central-Eastern Europe (that's why we call it: PDF-Poland and
But the main space
for the WikiWomen Initiative that I would see is actually in
the unconference that is taking place the day after actual
Now, what is the
unconference? well, simply check on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference
;) In a nutshell: unconference is
a participant-driven meeting. The ePF is providing a space and
tech-facitilites as internet access, beamer, etc and you are
free to use the space as you wish. Most of the PDF attendees
would also attend it, maybe even some more people? This is a
great space that we could use for the Wikiwomen initiative.
What do you think?
to a limited number of places it is necessary to submit a
registration form by January
15th (!) -
the registration is same form for the PDF and the
event has no participation costs, so the only expenses are
accommodation + travel costs.
thanks to support from Trust CEE we can cover a limited
number of travel & accommodation costs of participants
from these 6 countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic,
Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Thanks to Omidyar
Network we can support attendees from Ukraine too. so if you
are from one of these countries and would like to obtain the
travel cost reimburcement, please mention this upon
registering. And if you have colleagues in the countries as
Czech Rep., Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and/or
Ukraine, please be so kind to let them know about this
interesting event and opportunity to have travel costs
Looking forward meeting
you in Warsaw,
Lantuszka (Julia Maria
Koszewska) - your fellow WikiWoman from Poland
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