Dear Wikimedia Affiliates, It’s with great pleasure that we invite movement Affiliates to join us at the Wikimedia Summit 2020, which will be held at Seminaris Conference Center in Berlin from 3-5 April.
With the Wikimedia Summit 2019, we refocused the event entirely on Movement Strategy and Wikimedia’s path towards 2030. Building upon this concept, next year’s Summit will again be designed around the needs and opportunities of “Wikimedia 2030”. In spring 2020, the recommendations for change will be finalized and we will have clarity on how to adapt to move strongly and successfully in the movement’s Strategic Direction. The Wikimedia Summit 2020 will be an important transition away from strategy development and into the long awaited implementation of the recommended changes. The event will first aim to create clarity and shared understanding of the recommendations, and then initiate the implementation across movement organizations in a collaborative way. The main part of that conversation is to discuss prioritization and sequencing of the recommendations, and agree upon responsibilities in bringing each recommendation to life – globally, regionally, and on the local level. This will have to be a deeply collaborative process, engaging all parts of the movement together. We invite all eligible Wikimedia affiliates to be part of this conversation. To ensure that we use the in-person time as best as possible, we ask Affiliates to only send delegates who will come with a good understanding of the movement strategy process and the draft recommendations, and are ready to take agency and responsibility to design and implement the recommendations in collaboration with every part of the Movement and our partners. We will ensure these criteria are met by asking targeted questions in the registration form. As the recommendations affect every part of the movement, from WMF to affiliates and beyond, we will need all the right people at the table to design the implementation. A number of Board and staff members of the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Deutschland will take part at the event, and we are also looking forward to invite of some members of the final writing group and of the Affiliations Committee to join us in Berlin. The registration to the event will open tomorrow, so watch out for the email with all logistical information around the event including contact details. On behalf of our organizations, we are looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin in April! Best regards, Abraham Taherivand, Wikimedia Deutschland Katherine Maher, Wikimedia Foundation  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Summit_2020  https://2030.wikimedia.org -- Geschäftsführender Vorstand / Executive Director Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0 http://wikimedia.de _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>