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Dear MediaWiki admins, developers, and users. We are excited to bring you
the Enterprise MediaWiki Conference this Spring in McLean, VA. To make the
best event possible, we need your help! Please propose a talk on the event
Suggested topics for talks include:
* Examples of use of MediaWiki in organizations
* Lessons learned and challenges in the use of MediaWiki and MediaWiki
extensions in organizations
* Gamification and other incentives for wiki contributions
* Wikitext patterns and wiki design patterns
* Wiki development frameworks
* MediaWiki extension usage and development
* New extensions, extension updates, and ideas for future extensions
For inspiration, see last year’s presentations. 
Please do add a title, a brief description and your name. If you don’t have
a full abstract prepared at this time we’ll contact you as the event
If you have a full presentation ready (you overachiever you!) feel free to
create a page and add a link.
Presentations will be recorded and made available after the conference.
== Registration ==
Registration for EMWCon is now open!  Tickets are on sale through
Eventbrite. There is a discount rate for students and freelancers
available. This rate ends on 25 January.
== Important Facts =
Dates: 8-10 March 2017
Location: McLean, VA, USA at MITRE, a not-for-profit organization that
manages Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs)
sponsored by the US federal government.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out. Thank you for your
interest and I hope to see you in the Spring!
The Enterprise MediaWiki Conference Spring 2017, or EMWCon Spring 2017,
will be held Wednesday to Friday, March 8-10, 2017, in McLean, VA, USA,
a suburb of Washington, DC. EMWCon Spring 2017 will be a three-day
conference featuring discussions of topics related to "Enterprise
MediaWiki", i.e. the usage of MediaWiki software by and within
companies, non-profits, governments, and other organizations. There will
be two days of talks followed by a one day Create Camp. The intended
audience of EMWCon Spring 2017 is anyone who uses, or would like to
learn more about, MediaWiki within organizations. Suggested topics for
- Examples of use of MediaWiki in organizations
- Lessons learned and challenges in the use of MediaWiki and MediaWiki
extensions in organizations
- Gamification and other incentives for wiki contributions
- Wikitext patterns and wiki design patterns
- Wiki development frameworks
- MediaWiki extension usage and development
- New extensions, extension updates, and ideas for future extensions
This is the second EMWCon, after EMWCon Spring 2016 last year. EMWCon
began as a spinoff of the Semantic MediaWiki Conference, or SMWCon,
which is an annual conference, held in the fall in Europe. EMWCon and
SMWCon are not that different from one another: they are both three-day
events, and, despite EMWCon's broader scope, the overall topics of
discussion tend to be similar.
For more information about the conference, please visit the conference
wiki page at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/EMWCon_Spring_2017.
EMWCon Spring 2017 will be located at MITRE, a not-for-profit
organization that manages Federally Funded Research and Development
Centers (FFRDCs) sponsored by the US federal government.