Hi everyone - I have no doubt that this will be the highlight of your
month! I'm pleased to share the Wikimania "spaces" and share with you that
call for proposals is open. I'd also like to call your attention to the
fact that there is a "libraries" space in addition to the GLAM space. The
Libraries "space leaders" (I am one) will be working closely with the GLAM
and other space leaders to review proposals that seem like they have cross
So please share and let us know about questions and - importantly - submit
See you in Library Space!
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From:Liam Wyatt <liamwyatt(a)gmail.com>
Date: Wed, May 1, 2019, 5:29 PM
Subject: [Wikimania-program] Announcing the Spaces and call for submissions
for Wikimania 2019 Stockholm
To: Wikimania general list (open subscription) <
wikimania-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Wikimedia Mailing List <
Dear Wikimaniacs, Wikimedians, and friends of the Wikiverse!
On behalf of the Wikimania 2019 Stockholm organising team, I am pleased to
announce two things:
- The list of accepted "Spaces".
- That the Call for Submissions is now OPEN.
Please join me in congratulating the Leaders of each of the accepted
Wikimania 2019 Spaces! As per the program design, Wikimania this year
has the format of "Spaces", each with its own group of "Leaders" - all of
who made a proposal to host a Space back in March. The core team has been
working with the Leaders since then to prepare an interesting, diverse, and
coherent conference. Each Space has its own topic area, and in their own
way they all of them help address the conference theme: "Stronger together:
Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals".
Each Space will have its own room for a period of time in the conference to
curate and coordinate as they see fit. You can read about what each
Space is planning to achieve, and who is Leading it, at the link above. In
English-alphabetical order they are:
Accessibility (A11y): Components and Standards
Global Advocacy for Free Knowledge: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities
GLAM - cultural partnerships and Wikimedia
Growing Wikimedia’s readership worldwide
Libraries belong in Wikimedia projects
Thriving in Safety
Strategy for Wikimedia 2030 – The path towards our future
Technology outreach & innovation
And of course the Poster session, which will be a plenary event.
For 2019, there is no 'central' program committee nor a single submission
form. To make a submission, visit the page of the Space which most relates
to your proposal, read its instructions for what kinds of submissions the
Leaders of that Space wish to receive. Then click the submission button.
Each Space is looking for different kinds of content or format. So it is
important that people wanting to propose a presentation/workshop/panel/etc
at Wikimania read the information that the Leaders of each Space have
Once again, the link to the list of all the accepted Spaces, each with its
own submission form, is here:
Please feel free to share/forward this email.
- Liam Wyatt (Volunteer program chair), and Eric Luth (Conference Manager,
 Note that the Spaces do NOT all have the same room capacity, or
duration. Thus the content of the Wikimania program is not intending to be
'evenly spread' across these topic areas.
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