2023:Program/Submissions/Meet the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees - CAJBEZ

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Title: Meet the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees


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.

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Type: Workshop

Track: Governance

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 60 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

The trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation want to get to know you! They will be hosting an interactive session to connect with community members and discuss important topics facing the movement.

Description[edit source]

This workshop will have discussion and social elements. It may have activities in breakout groups or may be more of a casual, unstructured environment with snacks and drinks. Trustees will hear directly from movement members about their work and priorities, and community members will make personal connections with board members and increase their understanding of how the Board's work impacts the movement. The objective is to foster ongoing collaboration and open dialogue between the Wikimedia communities and those in charge of guiding and overseeing the Wikimedia Foundation.

Further details[edit source]

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

Every year, the Wikimedia Foundation sets priorities and makes 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