2023:Program/Submissions/Lessons Learned from Hub Pilots - YYPBHX

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Title: Lessons Learned from Hub Pilots


Kaarel Vaidla

Supporting the Movement Charter and Hubs conversations in my role as a Wikimedia Foundation employee.

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Type: Panel

Track: Governance

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 60 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

A panel of representatives from different groups piloting regional or thematic hubs. An overview of why the particular hub pilot is important for their community and discussing the lessons learned from different contexts.

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The aim of the session is to have a cross-cutting overview of projects happening in the area of hub piloting. While there will be separate sessions around particular hubs and deeper dives into particular aspects of hub collaboration, this session will help to get a good overview of different pilots in different contexts. The focus is on explaining the value that particular projects have in their context for their communities and then surfacing key lessons learned.

The session will open with a panel discussion. The panel will be composed of different hub pilot representatives that will take part at Wikimania. The panel discussion will start with a bigger picture conversation why hub piloting matters to the groups and communities represented and will then move to a more detailed conversation about the lessons learned in each particular case. The panel will be followed by an open Q&A to the panelists.

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

The session is mostly related to the future of Wikimedia movement as the Regional and Thematic Hubs are the proposed future structure as outlined in the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy recommendation of "Ensure Equity in Decision-Making".

At the same time, the heart of the hub piloting is increasing regional and thematic collaboration in our movement that will support embracing the full diversity of perspectives, experiences, and contexts we have in our global movement.

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