WIKIMEDIA CHAPTERS ANNOUNCE WIKIPEDIA CONFERENCE
First national Wikimedia conference in the United States to be held in New York City.
NEW YORK, —Wikimedia District of Columbia and Wikimedia New York City are excited to announce the inaugural WikiConference USA, the first national Wikimedia conference in the United States. The conference will be held on May 30 – June 1, 2014 at New York Law School, located in the Tribeca district of New York City. The conference will focus on the grassroots efforts of the Wikipedia and Wikimedia movement in the United States and related matters of free culture and digital rights.
WikiConference USA will focus on the future of Wikimedia and will include workshops, panels, and presentations on Wikimedia’s outreach to cultural institutions, community building, technology development, and Wikimedia’s role in education. There will also be a dedicated day of “unconference,” where the participants choose the topics to discuss. The keynotes and select workshops and panels will be video recorded and livestreamed for remote participants.
WikiConference USA is made possible by a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation, the organization that operates Wikipedia.
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Who Should Attend?
WikiConference USA is open to all participants, regardless of previous level of involvement with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia projects. We welcome the curious, the skeptical, and others wishing to engage in meaningful conversation about the Wikimedia movement in the United States, free culture and digital rights, advocacy and outreach, community building, and technology.
Submit a Session
The WikiConference USA encourages potential attendees to get involved by submitting proposals for conference sessions. We invite you to submit a proposal to lead a session at WikiConference USA!
Apply for a Scholarship
WikiConference USA will be providing travel scholarships for a limited number of individuals who are in need of financial assistance. The scholarship will cover the cost of travel and stay in New York City. We are currently accepting scholarship applications. Please review our scholarship page before applying. Applications are due by February 28, 2014.
We’re always looking for people to volunteer or contribute to the planning of the conference. If you’re interested in volunteering or contributing, email email@example.com.
About Wikimedia District of Columbia
Wikimedia District of Columbia is an official affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation, serving Washington, D.C., and the surrounding states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware. A nonprofit educational organization, Wikimedia District of Columbia is dedicated to the advancement of general knowledge and the collection, development, and dissemination of educational content under a free license or in the public domain. Our projects seek to benefit Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, as well as other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation. To learn more about Wikimedia District of Columbia, visit www.wikimediadc.org.
About Wikimedia New York City
Wikimedia New York City is an official affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation, serving the New York City metropolitan area. A nonprofit educational organization, Wikimedia New York City is dedicated to the promotion of free culture. To learn more about Wikimedia New York City, visit www.wikimedianyc.org.