Hi everyone, 

This is a warm invitation for all of you to attend the next Movement Strategy Global Conversation, the final one for 2020, on December 5 and 6. Close to  250 people participated in the previous event on November 21 and 22, and we would love to continue to have representation from South Asia. Please register. Registration closes on December 4. [1]

What happened already

Nearly 50 communities and affiliates shared their priorities in advance and can continue to do so. [2] Based on those priorities, the first set of events on Nov. 21+22 took the discussions further and asked Wikimedians around the world which of the 45 Movement Strategy initiatives are most important to globally coordinate and implement in 2021. Take a look at the results. [3] What do you think about the priorities? What is missing? What would make you want to play an active role in implementation? 

What happens next

During the next set of discussions on December 5 and 6, we will focus on the top global priorities and start discussing what implementation can actually look like. What are the steps needed to put Strategy into action? Everyone’s invited to help enrich these conversations. Since implementation will be different from one context to another, we need as many voices as possible included to create a movement-wide implementation plan. 

Based on the feedback, we would like to continue the great momentum of the first set of events and will provide social opportunities for Wikimedians to connect. We will also provide space to hold short lightning talks [4] on how to implement certain initiatives. If you have ideas, please share them with others. 

If you are unable to attend, we will share the results and raw data on Meta so we can still benefit from your input. 

What is provided

As for the first set of events, we will provide live interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Russian, and Spanish. In the registration form, please let us know if you require language support as well as internet data package upgrade or childcare for the duration of the event. 

Familiarize yourself with the initiatives already prioritized, register early, and continue the conversation on December 5 and 6. See you there. 

On behalf of the Support Team,


[1] Registration is open until Dec. 4: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeldyqX2vhR53yjUEzmhFg_y8phoCbPy4m3wCaPV4RBOerx1Q/viewform 

[2] Map and table of priorities from affiliates and communities: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Transition/Prioritization_events/Table 

[3] Report page on Meta with the emerging global priorities: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Transition/Global_Conversations/Report 

[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_talk 

Mehrdad Pourzaki

Community Relations and Communications 
Movement Strategy

"By 2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be able to join us."