Education/Newsletter/May 2015/Registration for Wikimania Education Pre-Conference in Mexico City is now open!

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By Samir Elsharbaty (WMF)

Attendees enjoying a session at Wikimania Education Pre-Conference 2014 in London.

Snippet: Wikimania Education Pre-Conference is a two day educational event preceding Wikimania 2015 in Mexico City.

Wikimania, the annual conference of the Wikimedia movement, will take place this year from July 15 to July 19 at Hilton Mexico City Reforma in Mexico. The Education Program Pre-Conference is scheduled to take place during the first two days of the conference. It will be at the same time as the Wikimania Hackathon, where the hackathon attendees will spend their time working on wiki-related technical stuff. If you are interested in learning about the use of Wikipedia in an educational setting, we invite you to participate in the Wikimania Education Pre-Conference.

You are invited to explore the idea of integrating Wikipedia into education in a two-day virtual trip to several countries around the world where the Wikipedia Education Program is active without having the usual jet lag of traveling. Meet the people behind successful programs in different countries around the world all together in one place where they can tell you about their experiences using Wikipedia in their classrooms. You can attend workshops, listen to presentations, learn how to become a Wikipedia Ambassador or Wikipedia Educator, and get involved in discussions with education program experts while having your morning coffee or experiencing an authentic Mexican Burrito.

The Education Pre-Conference is open to everyone involved in the Wikipedia Education Program or anyone interested in using Wikipedia in an academic setting. The cost to attend is free to one and all. You will benefit from this workshop the most if you are a Wikimedia volunteer, a teacher, a librarian, an educational technologist, a policymaker, a student, or if you are simply curious about the idea of using Wikimedia projects in education.

Read more about the Wikimania Education Pre-Conference in Mexico.

Register here (for free) as places are limited.