I wanted to share with you the new events we recently approved for the second half of 2021:
WikiConference North America 2021 which will be hosted remotely on October 8-10, 2021.
WikiConference Seoul 2021 - in-person local event organized by Wikimedia Korea - October 9, 2021
WikiIndaba 2021 - which will be hosted remotely and being organized by User Group Uganda - November 6-8, 2021
Hack4OpenGLAM - to be hosted remotely by Creative Commons Finland / Open Knowledge Finland on September 20-24, 2021.
WikiArabia 2021 - organized by Algeria Wikimedians User Group. Date - TBD (probably early November 2021).
If you want to take part, contribute, or support any of these upcoming events, please follow the links and get in touch with the organizers as instructed. Good luck and Thank you to all the organizing teams!
We are extremely happy to see more convenings happening around the world, both online, and in-person (on a more local scale). If you or your community has an idea for a community event, we strongly encourage you to not be discouraged by the current situation. We see such great interactions and gatherings even in the remote format we are getting used to, which actually offers so much flexibility, creativity and the ability to be more inclusive than ever.
If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to talk through your idea - please reach out to us and we'll be happy to help. We have created some remote event guidelines here. You can also read about some community efforts at Wikiproject: remote event participation and in the Community Events Portal.
In the meantime, the next funding round for the Conference Grants program will begin soon, so if you would like to apply for funding to hold an event between January - June 2022 your application deadline is: September 27, 2021
Please note that the majority of events in 2021 will likely be mostly or fully remote events unless there are major changes in our COVID-19 risk assessment protocol. Following this protocol, some local in-person events are possible in regions with low COVID risk.