2023:Program/Submissions/The future of Wikimania - BJF7RY

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Title: The future of Wikimania


Iolanda Pensa

Iolanda Pensa is senior researcher and head of the research area “Culture and Territory” at the Institute of Design of SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, where she is also consultant for Open Science and board member. She has been contributing to Wikipedia since 2006; she is chair of Wikimedia Italia, chair of the Wikimania Steering Committee and Wikimania Esino Lario 2016. She has been scientific director of WikiAfrica from 2007 to 2012 (producing 34’000 African contribution to the Wikimedia projects) and of “Share Your Knowledge: Creative Commons and Wikipedia for Cultural institutions 2011-2012 (involving over 100 institutions in relating content with open licenses and tools). Art historian, she holds a Ph.D. in Social anthropology and ethnography at the EHESS in Paris and in Territorial government and planning at the Politecnico di Milano. Her research work focuses on contemporary African art, public art and biennials, systems of knowledge production and distribution, Wikipedia and open licenses. Photo by Adam Novak / Wikimedia Foundation, CC BY-SA.

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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]

An open discussion about the future of Wikimania.

Description[edit source]

Wikimania is the annual Wikimedia world gathering. It is the event where the communities meet, discuss, learn and plan new initiatives.

We propose a space to present the current planned events and to discuss the future of Wikimania, new locations and formats. Members of the Wikimania steering committee will give an overview of how Wikimania is planned and answer questions, and lead a discussion on future planning. Audience members will learn more about Wikimania and have a chance to give feedback and ideas about future events.

Further details[edit source]

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

The session contributes to collaboration with a discussion about how Wikimania can contribute in the best ways to support the Wikimedia communities.

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