The Wikimedia UK staff team and trustees are looking forward to welcoming
you to our Community Day and Annual General Meeting this Saturday 10th July.
The event starts at 11am and will finish at 3.30pm with the announcement of
our newly elected trustees. If you haven’t yet signed up to attend, please
register on our eventbrite page
We are particularly looking forward to hearing the designer and
entrepreneur George Oates in conversation with our outgoing Chair of
Trustees, Nick Poole. George has a long career at the intersection of
culture, technology and open, and created Flickr Commons in 2008 to share
hidden treasures from the world's public photography archives. Nick Poole
has built an international profile as a cultural sector leader and advocate
for open knowledge, and is currently Chief Executive of CILIP, the UK’s
library and information association, as well as the Chair of Trustees at
Wikimedia UK. Nick and George will be exploring the themes of open
knowledge, community building, culture and scale, drawing on their past and
current experiences and responding to questions from the online audience to
ensure a lively and thought-provoking discussion.
The day will also include the following lightning talks:
Lorna Campbell on the representation of HIV/AIDS activism on Wikipedia
Jason Evans on the National Library of Wales Places of Wales project
Dr Martin Poulter and Waqas Ahmed on their visual arts bias research
Dr Kirsty Ross on the IDEA Network at the University of St Andrews
Nominations for 2021’s *Wikimedian and UK Partnership of the Year*, which
will be presented on the day, close on Wednesday 7th July. If there is an
individual or organisation that you think deserves recognition, please
nominate them here
With best wishes
Wikimedia UK <https://beta.wikimedia.org.uk/> is the national chapter for
the global Wikimedia open knowledge movement.
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