August 20, 2014

Plans For First-Ever WikiConference USA Announced, Will Take Place in NYC at End of May

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From the Conference Announcement:

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.

 Plans For First Ever WikiConference USA Announced, Will Take Place in NYC at End of MayThe 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 concentrate 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.

Learn More

Conference Web Site (Schedule, Proposal Submission Info, Location Info)

Registration Info

Mailing List

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.