The fourth edition of the Celtic Knot Conference, focusing on minority languages on the Wikimedia projects, will take place on July 9th and 10th, 2020 in Limerick, Ireland.
The Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference aims to bring people together to share their experiences of working on sharing information in minority languages. We hope to help people learn how to encourage the flow of information across language barriers and support associated communities. As in previous years we will have a strong focus on Wikidata and its potential to support languages.
Wikimedia UK has been the organiser with local partners for the 2017 Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference in Edinburgh (focusing on Scottish Gaelic), in 2018 in Aberystwyth (focusing on Welsh) and in 2019 in Falmouth (focusing on Cornish). In 2020, the conference will focus on Irish and developing its Wikimedia community - whilst making sure that we can share and support other languages in the Celtic Knot and beyond.
The programme will include presentations and workshops linked to the conference themes of:
How Wikidata and language technology can support minority languages
Wikimedia projects in education with language applications
Experiences with empowering wiki communities to create content in their language
How cultural institutions and wiki communities work together to provide more accessible knowledge in minority languages
We especially expect a lot of representatives from Irish cultural institutions as well as contributors of Wikimedia projects in various languages.
Are you interested in participating? Save the date in your calendar! The call for submissions to the program will start on February 27th until March 30th. A scholarship program will be set up and more information will be shared in March.
More details about the conference: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Celtic_Knot_Conference_2020
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