We are pleased to announce that *WikiConference North America 2017* will be
held in Montreal on Wednesday and Thursday, August 9-10th as a
pre-conference to Wikimania (Friday-Sunday August 11-13th).
More details available at https://wikiconference.org/
Submissions open at https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2017/Submissions
With so much momentum and infrastructure built around Wikimania Montreal,
we see this as a great opportunity to host WNCA in Canada as a
pre-conference to Wikimania as a confirmation of our commitment to
representing all of North America.
We have an exciting program developing:
Wednesday, August 9th: Culture Crawl, which was our popular kick-off
conference event in San Diego at Balboa Park in 2016, is back, this time at
various cultural institutions in Montreal. We’ll focus on galleries,
libraries, archives, museums, and monuments. There will probably a
reception this evening at one of the GLAM institutions; stay tuned.
Thursday, August 10th: This day will be full of programming, with a
keynote, tracks, and lightning talks. The official Wikimania kick-off
reception will be held this evening at the conference venue, Le Centre
Submissions for lectures, presentations, panels, and so on are now open.
Learn more on our website: https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2017/Submissions
If you are presenting at Wikimania 2017, but would also like to present at
WikiConference North America, we still encourage you to submit a proposal;
there will be many concurrent tracks at Wikimania, and presenting twice
will allow you to reach more people who may otherwise miss out on your
There is no grant for WCNA 2017 and no scholarships available. All
attendees will have to make their own financial arrangements to attend.
While we did have an option to cancel WCNA 2017, it didn’t make sense to do
so when we have a venue available in Canada.
Registration for WNCA 2017 will be hosted through Wikimania’s registration
system as a pre-conference. Upon registration, you will be given access to
book accommodations at reduced rates, which have been coordinated by the
Wikimania organizing team.
Registration, either in advance or the day of, is mandatory.
Registration includes a lanyard and name badge.
There is no charge to attend WCNA Day1, Culture Crawl, on August 9th.
The cost to attend WCNA Day2, on August 10th, is US$35.00. This includes
lunch and snacks throughout the day, and is the same cost for the WCNA
preconference as well as other preconferences (WikiMed, WikiEdu, Hackathon,
We will be sending you more information in the coming months; to keep up to
date, feel free to subscribe to our mailing list
and/or follow us on the WCNA Facebook
<https://www.facebook.com/wikiconferencena/> and Twitter
<https://twitter.com/WikiConNA>. Also please feel free to reach out to us (
info(a)wikiconference.org) if you have ideas or suggestions about programming
We look forward to seeing you this summer in Canada!
WCNA 2017 Organizing Team
Wikimedia District of Columbia is pleased to announce the hiring of our
first employee. Ariel Cetrone has joined WMDC as our Institutional
Partnerships Manager, where she will plan and facilitate events with our
many institutional partners, including cultural, academic, and professional
organizations. Her work will help expand our outreach role in DC and
surrounding states and maximize the effectiveness of our volunteer time and
energy. A native of Philadelphia, Cetrone is a graduate of George
Washington University and Drexel University. She previously worked for
Historic RittenhouseTown, a Philadelphia nonprofit organization and
historic site, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.