2023:Program/Governance/WPBH7H-Meet the Wikimedia Foundation and Endowment Boards

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Title: Meet the Wikimedia Foundation and Endowment Boards


Phoebe Ayers

Phoebe is an academic librarian, specializing in computer science and engineering. She is a former WMF Board of Trustees member, current Wikimedia Endowment board member, and member of the Wikimania steering committee. She’s a long time editor in English Wikipedia, Commons, and Wikidata, has led many edit-a-thons and trainings, organized many Wikimedia events, and spoken widely about the Wikimedia projects. She’s a fan of citations.

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees oversees the work of the Wikimedia Foundation and ensures its accountability.

Elena Lappen

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is a volunteer body of movement leaders and external experts in charge of guiding the Wikimedia Foundation and ensuring its accountability.

Patricio Lorente

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Room: Room 311

Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 14:15:00 +0800

End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 15:15:00 +0800

Type: Roundtable / open discussion

Track: Governance

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 60 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

The Boards of the Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia Endowment want to get to know you! Come talk about critical issues affecting the future of the Wikimedia movement.

The Foundation Board of Trustees are tasked with overseeing the Wikimedia Foundation’s work. The Endowment Board oversees the Wikimedia Endowment, which is a permanent fund whose mission is to provide a safety net to Wikimedia projects into the long term future.

Description[edit source]

This session will have interactive breakout groups on critical topics impacting both the Foundation and the Endowment. Community members are invited to be part of open discussions with trustees from both Boards.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

The Wikimedia Endowment’s purpose is to protect Wikimedia projects for the long-term future. Its fundraising, governance, investment, and grantmaking strategies are all future-focused.

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees set priorities and make decisions that impact the diversity of our movement, the way communities collaborate, and the future we see for ourselves. The Board of Trustees guides this decision making and are therefore critical to the way that communities are supported across the globe. This session will help bring us all together around the themes of Diversity. Collaboration. Future, and inform the way the trustees shape the Foundation’s agenda over the course of their terms.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Everyone can participate in this session

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand