Hello everyone, 

Following up on recent news [1] that was shared in regards to the Events Refresh [2] ,we are continuing our efforts to improve our processes, systems, accessibility and reevaluate our strategy. 

We are launching our first survey* and we are looking for your ideas, inputs and suggestions!

With this survey we are zooming in on 4 areas of focus:

  • Capacity building

  • Newcomer strategy for first time event participants

  • Participation accessibility

  • Events team office hours

In this survey you will be asked to identify and prioritize capacity building practices, identify needs and tools you believe are most needed for your local community’s development. The information you'll provide will provide a basis for new tools, training processes, services and resources we will build in the coming months.

We would like to invite you to participate by completing our survey by January 31st, 2021 at the latest [3]. The survey has 20 questions and should not take more than 10-12 minutes. If you wish you could also choose to participate in Focus Group Interviews, which are scheduled to take place during the first quarter of 2021. An option to self-select has been included in the survey.


Please feel free to send this survey through to anyone you think would be interested.


Thank you so much for your participation!


On behalf of the Community Events Team, 


Joël L. 


*This survey will be conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey's privacy statement [4]


[1] https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2020-November/095903.html

[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Events_Refresh

[3] https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1TdTlK50Z7l6GMJ

[4] https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_Survey_Privacy_Statement


Joël Letang (he/him)
Senior Strategist Events
Wikimedia Foundation