We would like to display small posters at WikiConference North America
highlighting the wide variety of affiliates working in North America!
I made a form for each affiliate to fill out:
Deadline: Nov 1
What to do: if you are leading a Wikimedia affiliate that is based in North
America (eg a usergroup or chapter) or a Wikimedia affiliate that is
international but has active activities in North America, please take a few
minutes to fill out the form!
I will then take each affiliate's answers and put them into a small poster
template, to print out & display during the conference.
* what if I miss the deadline?
You can bring your own poster if you want! 11x17 or smaller please
* what if we aren't yet a usergroup? But just a meetup group? Or what if we
aren't a formal affiliate but we do a lot of Wikimedia stuff? Or what if we
want to be an affiliate in future?
If you feel like you are an organized group that does Wikimedia stuff, feel
free to fill out the form regardless of formal affiliation :)
* who should fill out the form?
Whoever can get the info to me by Nov 1!
* What if we don't like your poster design?
You can bring your own poster! These posters won't be fancy so if you want
a special design please feel free to make your own. Again, if you are
making your own, 11x17 or smaller and deadline to bring the physical poster
is Saturday am, the first day of the conference at MIT.
* where did this idea come from?
This is inspired by the community village at Wikimania 2019, where
Cornelius organized a very nice display of posters from international
* what's the point?
We do a lot of cool stuff across North America, and this is to help all
attendees understand the reach and breadth of Wikimedia affiliates across
Other questions? contact phoebe.ayers(a)gmail.com
* I use this address for lists; send personal messages to phoebe.ayers <at>
Hi fellow Wiki-Americans,
We'll meet for a pan-USA Wikimedia local activists chat tomorrow on Monday,
October 14 at 6:00 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM Eastern.
Big topics this month include Fall Edit-a-thons, and WikiConference North
America being planned in Boston for November 8-11, with weekly community
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more information here: http://wikiconference.org
WikiConference North America will be held Nov 8-11 2019 at MIT, in
collaboration with the Credibility Coalition. This year’s theme is
“reliability/credibility.” Wikimedians from around North America will
gather to discuss issues of misinformation, teaching with Wikipedia,
Wikidata, outreach to cultural institutions, inclusion and diversity in the
Wikimedia projects, tech and tools for reliable information, and much more.
Those new to the Wikimedia projects are welcome along with experienced
Friday Nov. 8 will be a “culture crawl” day, featuring workshops,
trainings, Wikipedia editing and backstage tours of local museums, based at
the Museum of Fine Arts in downtown Boston. Saturday and Sunday Nov 9-10
will be conference days at the Stata Center on the MIT campus, featuring
five tracks of presentations, workshops and discussions. Monday Nov. 11
will be a hands-on hackathon and discussion day at MIT, centered around
projects and tools related to information reliability.
Can't wait to welcome you all to Cambridge!