Wikimedia Conference 2016 in Berlin

Date: April 21-24, 2016

Registration: December 1–January 15, 2016

Dear Wikimedians,

It is my pleasure to invite Wikimedia affiliates, the WMF Board of Trustees
and staff, the Affiliations Committee, and the Funds Dissemination
Committee to join us in Berlin for the Wikimedia Conference 2016, hosted by
Wikimedia Deutschland, from April 21-24, 2016. WMDE and WMF staff are
working together closely to make this event fun, inspiring, and productive.
WMCON16 is made possible by the financial support of WMF.

You are invited to join us for three days of working, thinking, and
learning. Bringing all movement organizations together will give us the
opportunity to incorporate diverse perspectives and experiences into the

For the first time, the Wikimedia Conference will focus on one core
theme: “Movement
Impact”. Our movement is striving for the biggest possible impact on Free
Knowledge, seeking to create impactful programs, processes, and support
structures aligned with our shared mission. At the same time, “impact” is a
term that we struggle with, and for which we lack a common definition. In
Berlin, we would like to unlock the potential for better collaboration,
learning, and development in our movement – and more impact of our
movement. The thematic strands and outcomes of our 2015 conference will
feed into the new program.

You will hear more about the program design process from the curator of the
Wikimedia Conference, Nicole Ebber, and the Program and Engagement
Coordinator, Cornelius Kibelka, in the coming days. Together with Wenke
Storn and Daniela Genter from our event management team they will keep you
updated about all things program and logistics in the coming weeks and

On behalf of Wikimedia Deutschland, I am looking forward to welcoming you
in Berlin in April.

Kind regards,

Christian Rickerts


Christian Rickerts
Geschäftsführender Vorstand / Executive Director

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0

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