Friendly reminder that proposal submissions and scholarship applications
for WikiConference North America 2018 are due tomorrow, August 15!
WikiConference North America is taking place in Columbus, Ohio, from
October 18-21. Our host is the Ohio State University Libraries, which
provides a great opportunity to work with local libraries and cultural
Thursday consists of our hackathon, Wikidata activities, and more to come.
Friday will be our Culture Crawl and intro reception, which take place in
various cultural institutions in downtown Columbus. Saturday and Sunday
will be our conventional programming days made up of content contributed by
you, the community.
Scholarship applications are open to Wikimedians who live in North America
and actively contribute to a Wikimedia project. Scholarship awards are $500
USD. The Wiki Education Foundation is also providing their own scholarships
for presenters participating in the academic peer review option.
For submissions, we are looking forward to seeing proposals for
presentations, workshops, roundtables, panels, and more. We also have an
academic peer review track this year. Don't be afraid to submit your idea -
the conference is a great, welcoming opportunity to present on your
projects, local activities, research, or anything else you are passionate
We have also started working on an Accomodations guide, so you can begin to
plan for the event:
SuperHamster on Wikimedia