Hi fellow Wikimedians-in-Residence,
We talked a bit during the last call about doing a second meeting 2 weeks
afterward, which would be Wednesday April 1. This would be the regular
hour, noon New York time.
The idea is to bring people together, mutually support and strategize
during this time of isolation.
Here is an update on the Wikimedia Summit process and planning. I will share more information as it is made available to me. For now, our meeting has been pushed from April until May, and it will be virtual.
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From: "Cornelius Kibelka" (via wmsummit-list Mailing List) <wmsummit-list(a)mailing.wikimedia.de<mailto:email@example.com>>
Subject: [Wikimedia Summit 2020] Preparing a virtual Wikimedia Summit
Date: March 20, 2020 at 3:02:04 PM EDT
To: Wikimedia Summit Participants mailing list <wmsummit-list(a)mailing.wikimedia.de<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Thank you for your patience in these unique times. The good news is: there will be a virtual Wikimedia Summit. We need time to plan, design, and work with you all on preparation. We are currently looking at dates in May, and will keep you informed as we move forward. This means, you can let go of the blocked dates in your calendar, 3-5 April.
The virtual Wikimedia Summit will be the first in a series of virtual events that move from engaging with the recommendations and closing phase 2 of Movement Strategy and transitioning into implementation, phase 3. These events will be held over a period of 30-60 days after the Summit.
For the virtual Wikimedia Summit, we won’t change the participant structure. We would like to use the Summit framework to engage with movement organizations and groups, and work with them on creating an understanding of the recommendations, taking their local or thematic contexts into account. The following virtual events after the Summit will be focusing on implementation, and will be tailored to meet the needs of different movement stakeholders. We will work with experienced facilitators and co-design the events with the respective target groups from across the movement.
We have never hosted such a virtual conference – so it’s something completely new for us, and maybe also for you. We aim for a program that is focused on interaction and participation, and not one-directional. I want to give you some insights into what we are thinking about:
To use the “virtual in person” most efficiently, we will ask participants to prepare beforehand;
To accommodate different time zones, we aim to hold repetitive sessions at different times of day;
To accommodate language difficulties, we are looking into subtitling or language specific break-out rooms;
We want to pay special attention to engaging everyone equally, and find ways to support the diverse contexts and habits of people working together online.
Please understand that’s all we have to share at this point, and we will keep you all updated with news and next steps. We hope you and those around you are well. Please all take good care of yourselves.
See you on the Internet :)
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Dear WREN UG members,
My name is Samir Elsharbaty. I'm a community brand and marketing
coordinator at the Wikimedia Foundation. I'm reaching out with an update
and an invitation to join us in the movement brand project.
Last year, we started the movement brand project
a project to evolve the Wikimedia movement’s brand identity system. To do
this we have partnered with Snøhetta
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sn%C3%B8hetta_(company)>, an international
branding and architecture agency. Through workshops, exercises, and
requests for feedback, Snøhetta is working with Wikimedia communities to
create an updated naming convention and design, which will be used by the
Wikimedia Foundation and will be opt-in for affiliates.
As a Wikimedia affiliate organization, WREN UG is an important stakeholder
in this project. I would like to invite you to become part of a process to
shape our global shared brand identity. Participation is not time consuming
but crucial to direct our work ahead.
Over the next five months, the brand team will be helping Snøhetta gather
community feedback at key moments. Your involvement would revolve around
receiving updates and providing feedback on proposals for a naming
convention and brand design. If you are interested, please select one or
two people from WREN to act as a Liaison between our team and your group
during this process. We will send important updates and all feedback
opportunities to that person so that they can share with the group and
collect your feedback.
This process will arrive at a new branding system that you will be able to
adopt if you choose, so we hope that you will decide to participate.
In the meantime, here are main hubs for updates and discussion on this
The brand network on Facebook
Snohetta’s project hub, brandingwikipedia.org.
The project page on meta
Please reach out to us with any questions or thoughts you may have.
I’m looking forward to collaborating with you!
Samir Elsharbaty (he/him)
Community Brand and Marketing coordinator
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>