New York & D.C. events; Philadelphia events
New York & D.C. events
UN Women #HerStory International Youth Day
On August 12, 2016, Wikimedia NYC − as part of a global UN Women HerStory event initiative in support of Empower Women's #HerStory edit-a-thons − assisted with an UN Women Edit-a-thon held at United Nations Trusteeship Council chamber of the United Nations headquarters in New York. The event was organized by Empower Women by UN Women, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, and the UN Inter-agency Network on Youth Development's Working Group on Youth and Gender Equality. There was a keynote address by Katherine Maher as well a tutorial by Andrew Lih. Ahmad Alhendawi, United Nations Secretary-General's Youth Envoy and Jennifer Breslin, Innovation and Technology for Development Lead at United Nations Women also spoke. Throughout the event, Wikipedia editors shared articles they were editing. Over 60 articles were improved, an additional 7 in Spanish, Catalan, or French language Wikipedias, 7 articles were created, 5 Wikidata items improved, 1 Wikidata item created, and 33 images uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.
Anacostia Museum Edit-a-thon
On August 13, 2016, Wikimedia DC assisted in at edit-a-thon at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, en:Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Anacostia Museum Edit-a-Thon.
THOMAS.gov Link Clean-Up Edit-a-thon
On August 23, 2016, there was an edit-a-thon at the Library of Congress, John Adams Building. There are around 5000 links to the old website, THOMAS, some of which are not deep links. This edit-a-thon succeeded in fixing around 100 of them. 
ACS Conference Edit-a-thon
The annual conference of the American Chemical Society was held in Philadelphia from August 21-25, 2016. Two Wikipedia sessions were held on August 24, 2016. In the morning, Jami Mathewson of the Wiki Education Foundation led a session to inform people about how to get involved in the Wiki Education Foundation's programs. In the afternoon, an Edit-a-thon for Notable Chemists and Chemistry was held, organized by Keith Lindblom of the ACS and John Tracey of the Simons Foundation. Speakers and coaches included John Tracey and John Sadowski, who are promoting 2016 as Wikipedia's Year of Science, and Mary Mark Ockerbloom of the Chemical Heritage Foundation. A Science edit-a-thon is also planned for WikiConference North America in San Diego in October, 2016.
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