2023:Program/Submissions/Delve into the future Scholarship designs - GGRCHM

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Title: Delve into the future Scholarship designs



Wikimedian since 2005, Wikimania 2020, 2021, & 2023 COT Scholarship lead for all three, member of the current Wikimania Steering committee. ESEAP co-lead for 2022 ESEAP conference, and scholarship coordinator. Photographer with over 4,000 uploads of photographs, videos and maps to Wikimedia Commons and established Commons Quality Images program. Foundering member of Wikimedia Australia, President from 2015 to 2017, Vice President 2017/18, 2013-2015.

Martin Rulsch

Martin Rulsch is project manager for communities & engagement at Wikimedia Deutschland. He supports local Wikimedia groups in their self-organized community rooms, connects volunteers on a global level and enables Wikipedia editors to get free access to reliable sources. In his volunteer time, he does administrative tasks like fighting global vandalism and supports community governance and communications at various places.

Maciej Artur Nadzikiewicz

Venus Lui

Raised in Hong Kong, now based in Berlin, Germany. I have been participating in the Wikimedia Movement for a while (10 years +) and am interested in Open Education/ GLAM/ Opendata.

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Type: Roundtable / open discussion

Track: Community Initiatives

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 90 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

As with every Wikimania and many other regional events the community looks at ways of getting the best outcomes from Scholarship applications. Lets delve into what could be the future. Leading discussion are Scholarship leads from 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and most importantly 2024. It'll be a great opportunity to explore future attendee support options.

Description[edit source]

Everyone benefits from having engaged attendees at conferences whether its a national, regional, or global conference. We've seen how conference have evolved in recent years, now these conferences have taking on diverse audiences whether they are in the room, on the screen or watch a session recording.

Prior to Covid the sole purpose was to get people in the room, in 2021 we faced a new challenge of supporting virtual attendees. In 2022 we repeated that with a slightly different methodology. Here we are at Wikimania in 2023 despite starting with the aim of varied scholarship, financial constraint put our priority back on supporting in person scholarship. One aspect we changed was that writing a report has never been a very effective or immediately impactful out, this year we asked recipient to take on a more active support role.

Where to in the future, how can we support travel, online scholarship, and satellite events? How do we get there? How do maximize the impact of this support?

Further details[edit source]

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

a collaboration on maximizing the benefits of various scholarship options in to the future for all events

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
  • Tick Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand