Hi everyone, 

The date is set for the global discussions that will kick off implementing Movement Strategy, and everyone’s invited to attend. [1] Say hi to old friends, meet new people, exchange ideas, and take part in discussions for transformation. Calls will take place on November 21 and 22 at different times to maximize global participation. You are welcome to attend any or all. More information to come very soon. 

How to participate

* Express your interest on Meta [1] and watch the space for registration information, we’ll also make sure to keep everyone updated by email. 

* Join our Telegram group [2]. 

In September, we asked the movement to look at the recommendations and identify initiatives that we should work on together in 2021. [3] Communities and affiliates have been meeting and discussing, and we are excited to see what initiatives emerge as priorities for implementation. [4] Whether you did this work and have your priorities in hand, are just thinking about them, or want to learn what this is all about, join the global conversation. 

The time is now to be accountable for growing and nurturing the movement together. We have 10 recommendations to guide the way. [5] What is something you’d like to do in 2021? What are things we should all work on together? The outcome of our discussions will be an 18-month movement-wide implementation plan that we will create together.   

Whether you’re a seasoned Wikimedian or a new contributor, an established chapter, or a new user group, join the discussions. The community-led Design Group [6] stressed the importance of continuous on-wiki engagement and options for offline participation for those that cannot attend the meetings. We’ll be sure to communicate these options far in advance. 

What comes after?

* Another set of global meetings will take place on December 5 and 6.

* The purpose of the second set of meetings will be to take the conversation further, coordinate the way forward, and provide an additional opportunity for people to get together and identify their priorities in between the meetings. 

If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to us on Meta, via Telegram, or by email <strategy2030{{at}}wikimedia.org>. Looking forward to engaging with you all on November 21 and 22, it’s been a while.  

On behalf of the Support Team,


[1] Event page on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Transition/Global_Conversation 

[2] Link to group on Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/NV8jtxZkQB7aN8spsaWtYg  

[3] https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2020-September/095685.html 

[4] Preparation and Prioritization events: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Transition/Prioritization_events#Scheduled_events 

[5] Recommendation all-in-one: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Movement_Strategy_Recommendations_one-pager_with_graphics.pdf 

[6] Community-led Design Group: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Transition/Design_Group#Design_Group 


Kaarel Vaidla (he/him)

Movement Strategy

Wikimedia Foundation