I can't attend this live, since it is happening during the working day
Please could you commit to sharing a recording (and multilingual audio)
on the Wikimedia Foundation's multimedia repository - Commons - after
On 15/10/21 20:35:03, Elena Lappen wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> This Conversation with the Foundation Board of Trustees is coming up
> next week on *October 20, 2021 at 11:00 UTC *.
> Based on requests we received, we have coordinated Spanish
> interpretation for this conversation. If you would like to hear the call
> in Spanish, you will need to join the Zoom room. Please register for
> the Zoom room in advance .
> /Con base a las solicitudes que hemos recibido, hemos coordinado la
> interpretación en español para esta conversación. Si quieren escuchar la
> llamada en español, tendrán que unirse a la sala de Zoom. Por
> favor, regístrense para unirse a la sala Zoom con antelación ./
> Thanks and hope to see you there!
>  https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1634727630
> Elena Lappen (she/her)
> Senior Movement Communications Specialist
> Wikimedia Foundation
>> On Sep 22, 2021, at 12:33 PM, Shani Evenstein <shani(a)wikimedia.org
>> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
>> Hello, everyone.
>> Join the Conversation with the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees
>> on October 20, 2021 at 11:00 UTC(check for your local time
>> During the meeting, you will:
>> * Meet the incoming CEO, Maryana Iskander.
>> * Meet the candidates nominated through the latest Community-Selection
>> process to the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees
>> * Learn about Board Committees’ work
>> * Engage through a Question & Answers session (partly pre-sent, and
>> partly live).
>> Now in more details:
>> What are we announcing?
>> The Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees’ Community Affairs
>> is hosting its second Conversation with the Wikimedia Foundation
>> Board of Trustees (formerly called an Office Hour), which is an open
>> forum for the community to directly engage with Trustees.
>> Come and meet the Board of Trustees, including the candidates
>> nominated for the Board through the latest Community-Selection
>> process, and the incoming CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation; learn about
>> what the Board of Trustees has been up to lately; and engage through
>> the Question & Answers section!
>> When & Where?
>> The meeting will be held on October 20, 2021 at 11:00 UTC(check for
>> your local time <https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1634724017>)!
>> We promised at the last meeting to alternate the timings for these in
>> order to accommodate a wider range of time zones to be able to join in.
>> At least 3 Trusteesand relevant Wikimedia Foundation staff will be in
>> The session will be streamed live and recorded, so those who cannot
>> participate live will be able to watch later.
>> Those who cannot attend are welcome to send questions in advance to
>> the session (details below).
>> How will it work?
>> The meeting will last for 90 minutes.
>> The first 40 minutes will includea short introductionto the session,
>> and an update on what the Board has been working onlately.
>> It will be followed by 50 minutes of Questions & Answers: around 20-30
>> minutes of answering questions sent in advance, and an additional
>> 20-30 minutes of live questions.
>> We will be monitoring YouTube, the Wikimedia General Chat Telegram
>> group <https://t.me/WikimediaGeneral>and the Meta talk page for live
>> We would like to encourage everyone, especially those who cannot
>> participate at the designated time, to send questions for the Board in
>> advance of the meeting. The structure is meant to enable the CAC to
>> not only update the community on current matters the Board is working
>> on, but also hear directly from the community. This will both
>> increase the transparency around the Board’s work and will help inform
>> the CAC’s future work.
>> Setting the agenda with your Questions
>> In order to be as efficient as possible, and since we anticipate that
>> some questions will require answers from Wikimedia Foundation Staff,
>> we are encouraging community members to send questions in advance.
>> Please send all questions to askcac(a)wikimedia.org
>> <mailto:email@example.com>, by Wednesday, October 13(midnight,
>> whatever time zone you may be in).
>> The Q & A section in the meeting agenda will be based on the main
>> topics related to the questions received. We will share more exact
>> topics on Meta
>> days before the meeting, including final names of Trustees in attendance.
>> Please note --
>> * Participants will still be able to ask questions liveif that is
>> *If you miss the deadlinefor sending questions (October 13th), you can
>> still send questions, if they are not addressed during the meeting, we
>> will follow up in writing after the meeting.
>> Registering to attend the meeting
>> For security reasons and specifically to avoid Zoombombing
>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoombombing>, we will be sending the
>> Zoom link only to people who have registered in advance close to the
>> meeting. In order to register, please send an email to
>> askcac(a)wikimedia.org <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. The title should
>> be: “Registration for the October 20 Conversation with Trustees”, and
>> it should indicate your name, username, affiliationif you have any,
>> and whether you will require live translation.
>> Requests for live translation must be sent at least a weekbefore the
>> session, October 13th. As live translation is costly, there is a
>> minimum of 5 peopleregistering and requesting translation to a
>> specific language that is required to request for a live translation.
>> If you miss the deadline of requesting translation, or if there is no
>> minimum of 5 people requesting translation, you will still be able to
>> see the main points after the meeting, which will be translated to
>> Arabic, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, German and English.
>> Please note --
>> The session will be moderated based on the Universal Code of
>> Globally banned users will not be allowed in the zoom room, but
>> can still participate by watching live and sending questions in
>> Please help us spread the word by sharing this message with your
>> Hoping to see as many of you as possible,
>> Shani Evenstein Sigalov, on behalf of the CAC.
>> Shani Evenstein Sigalov
>> Acting Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
>> Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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