In October 2018, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games were held. For this event, an international group of six Wikimedia volunteers got accreditations and made over the days lots of images of the different sportive events. In our session, the attendees to the Wikimania 2019 of us six first would like to talk about this project. We would like to show you with our example, what you need to move forward, and what to do when you organize such an event from the first ideas up to the uploads of files to Wikimedia Commons.
As we also had to face some struggles for establishing this partnership, like getting grants from the Wikimedia Foundation, requesting accreditations for more than one Wikimedia Chapter, etc., we want to discuss with the audience what kind of formats or processes are needed to repeat such efforts. For example, the next Youth Olympic Games will be held in Europe where a lot of Chapters exist and two formats would be imaginable: multiple Chapters working next to each other, some Chapters taking the lead (as with the Wiki Loves Parliaments project in the European Parliament, for example), or an international led activity by the WMF, and so on. We want to gather ideas how we can more easily realize multi-chapter events, also in regions where Chapters are not existing or not very active (e.g., Olympic Games 2020 will be in Tokyo).
Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a: