Hi! We on the Education Team noticed that our list of countries and programs needs updating. Will you help us by updating the information available on your country page? If you need some ideas about what to include, let us know. Some great information to add or update includes: institutions, numbers (courses, students, educators), key contacts and any links to other documentation on wiki (in any language -- English summaries are helpful but not required).
If you have any ongoing programs we would love to hear more about them! You can always get in touch with your regional focal point on wiki or by email. Here is our contact information:
Tighe Flanagan (Africa and the Middle East) tflanagan wikimedia.org
Vahid Masrour (South America and Europe) vmasrour wikimedia.org
Nichole Saad (Asia and the Pacific) nsaad wikimedia.org
Submit your proposals for Community Growth at Wikimania before June 1!
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We would like to invite you to submit a proposal to the Community Growth space because of the actions you’ve done around newcomers on wikis. The deadline for submission is June 1. See below for Community Growth submission topics and session formats. Topics and sessions have to be in English.
In the Community Growth space, we will come together for discussions, presentations, and workshops that address these questions:
- What is and is not working around attracting and retaining newcomers?
- How should Wikimedia activities evolve to help communities grow and flourish?
- How should our technology and culture evolve to help new populations to come online, participate and become community members?
Recommended topics. While proposals related to all aspects of community growth and newcomer experience are welcome, the organizing team is particularly interested in proposals related to:
- Research on recruitment, activation and retention.
- Technological approaches
- On- and off-wiki engagement strategies
- Supporting diversity and cross-cultural newcomer experiences
- Lessons learned from beyond Wikimedia, and
- The future of newcomers and editing
If you are interested in seeing presentations around additional topics, but do not plan to submit a proposal, you can suggest additional topics here.
If your topic does not fit into our space, remember that there are 18 other spaces that could welcome you sharing your knowledge and perspective.
Types of session. We prefer sessions that are participatory, interactive, promote conversations, and give a voice to parts of our movement that are heard less often. We welcome the following session formats:
- Roundtable discussion
- Panel discussion
- Lightning talk
- Working session
- Teaching session
- Conference presentation
Poster submissions. Posters are also a good way to introduce a topic, or show some results of an action. Please consider submitting one!
More information about the Community Growth space, topics, and submission formats is available on the proposal page.
Please submit your proposal. The reviews will happen at the beginning of June.
If you have questions about Wikimania in general, please ask them on the Wikimania wiki.