Hello all,

As you may know, every year around October 29th we celebrate the launch of Wikidata together. In 2017 and 2019 we organized a Wikidata conference in Berlin, and in 2020 just like in 2018, we encourage local Wikidata communities to organize events in their area.

Although October 2020 seems to be very far in the future, now is a good time to start thinking about it, especially if you need funding.

➡️ What kind of event can you organize?
The main goals of the Wikidata Birthday 2020 are:

Examples of events:

➡️ What do you need to start an event?
It doesn't have to be a big thing like a conference. I encourage you to not start on your own: try to find other people in your area who could be interested: other Wikidatians, but also Wikipedians, your local open source/hacker/open data community...
Together, you can start thinking about the following things: what do you want to organize, for what target audience, to achieve what goal?

➡️ How to connect with other event organizers?
The other events organizers will be your main source of support and inspiration. If you want to get in touch or ask questions, don't hesitate to:

➡️ How to get funding or Wikidata swag?
You will find a summary of the information on this page. Here are the main points to consider:
If you have questions, feel free to contact me or to write on this talk page.

In 2018, almost 40 events have been organized for the Wikidata birthday around the world - I'm super excited to see what can happen this year!
Léa Lacroix
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
10963 Berlin

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