Hi y'all!

*Summary: Cycle 2 has concluded, and we are sharing a revised plan for
Cycle 3 based on your feedback.*

Thank you to everyone that participated in Cycle 2![1] A quick overview of
- More than 50 Wikimedia groups, including:
-- Art+Feminism User Group
-- WikiDonne's User Group
-- Wikimedia Ghana User Group
-- Wikimedia Poland
- More than 1,000 individual participants
- Nearly 2,300 statements

In addition to the weekly summaries already available on Meta-Wiki,[2] we
will also be posting a final report in the coming weeks.

Over the past few weeks I’ve heard from many of you with feedback,
concerns, and excitement regarding the movement strategy. Thank you, truly,
to everyone that has reached out to share your thoughts. They have been so
helpful in understanding your perspectives and needs.

Some things I’ve heard:

- Curiosity around how the findings from the different tracks will come
- Request from affiliates for more time to engage more deeply in these
- Passionate and divergent ideas from non-editors who support our vision
- A desire to get as many endorsements from around the movement on the
strategic direction as possible

I asked the strategy team for help in responding to this feedback, so we
could improve the process based on what you were telling us. After
discussions with the team and community advisors, we have decided to move
to a more flexible schedule, and change the timeline. This will provide
more time for discussions in your own communities. We also hope you will
use the time to deeply consider the research emerging from the New Voices
track,[3] and incorporate it into the way you are thinking about our future.

Here is the new proposed timeline:

-  July: Complete Cycle 3. Integrate insights from New Voices. Draft the
strategic direction.
-  August: Share the strategic direction. Wikimania! Finalize the direction.
-  September: Sign on! Confirm support from around the movement.

As July approaches, we will share more information about opportunities to
participate in drafting the strategic direction[4] and engage with New
Voices content.[3]

Thank you for your patience as we worked through these improvements, and
again, thank you for the feedback!

*On a related note*

As you have hopefully noticed, Wikimania is a part of the strategy process
and it is coming up soon! (I’m so excited!) A draft program schedule has
been posted[5]. The schedule includes five keynote sessions from great
speakers such as Esra'a Al Shafei [6] and Evan Prodromou,[7] more than 100
community-submitted talks, and two days of hackathon and pre-conference
activities. Early bird pricing for registration ends on July 10 and the
deadline for booking accommodations in the hotel is June 30, so if you have
not done so already - please register today![8]

Bene habeas (Latin translation: “May it be well for you”)

PS. A version of this message is available for translation on Meta-Wiki.[9]

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Cycle_2
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2017/Sources
[5] https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Programme
[6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esra%27a_Al-Shafei
[7] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Prodromou
[8] https://wikimania2017.wikimedia.org/wiki/Registration

Katherine Maher

Wikimedia Foundation
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