Just a few days after announcing the opening of the Innovation Hub, NARA Keeps on Innovating -- Innovation Hub now open!,
and partners have announced a Wiki Conference to be held in October. NARA
This venue reflects the alignment in missions between Wikimedia volunteers, the National Archives, and the Wiki Education Foundation: to make knowledge freely accessible to the world.
“We are pleased to host the Wikimedia community, with whom we have had a long and beneficial collaboration,” said Archivist of the
David S. Ferriero.
“This exciting conference is an opportunity to continue our shared work of
making information open, accessible, and engaging to the public in new and
innovative ways.” United States
WikiConference USA is open to anyone, regardless of their involvement with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia projects. We welcome the curious, the skeptical, and anyone 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.
The conference, which launched in
New York City in
2014, will follow the focus on the grassroots efforts of the Wikipedia and
Wikimedia movement in the , free culture, and digital rights. WikiConference
USA will include workshops, panels, and presentations on Wikimedia’s outreach
to cultural institutions, community building, technology development, and role
in education. United
Scholarships will be available to cover the cost of travel and stay in
for those in need. Washington, D.C.
To register for the conference, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wikiconference-usa-2015-tickets-17796698404.
Read the full press release for future details.
Check out the conference website.
Will you be going? Do you actively provide content to Wikipedia or other Wiki projects?
I spend a lot of time on Wiki pages. I love having an ever evolving and growing type of encyclopedia at my finger tips! A great place to get “some” context for whatever I need information on. Sometimes the content of a Wiki page is sufficient for my purposes and when genealogy or history-related content is involved, it’s normally just the tip of the iceberg for my research!
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