WikiConference North America 2016 7-10 October 2016, San Diego, CA, USA WikiConference North America (formerly WikiConference USA) is the third annual conference on the North American continent devoted to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. The weekend will feature both academic and casual presentations on Wikimedia-related outreach activities, workshops to improve the skills of grassroots organizers, and discussions on the past, present, and future of the Wikimedia projects. The conference features offerings about community outreach, online activity, partnerships with institutions of knowledge, and technology. Keynote speakers are scheduled to include Katherine Maher, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, and Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer of OCLC Research. The last day of the conference will feature programming coinciding with Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Registration for the conference is now open. You can register at https://wikiconference.org. Scholarships partially covering costs of travel and attendance are available for active contributors to Wikimedia projects. Apply by August 23rd for scholarships at https://wikiconference.org/wiki/2016/Scholarships. This is a volunteer run conference and volunteers are needed for any number of tasks. If you are attending, please consider volunteering for at https://wikiconference.org/wiki/Volunteers. We seek presentations addressing topics related to Wikipedia or open access and culture. Presentations may be from any discipline regarding any relevant topic. Please submit a description of your proposed presentation using our online submission process at https://wikiconference.org/wiki/Submissions. If you are interested in participating in the peer-reviewed academic track, see our call for academic submissions at https://wikiconference.org/wiki/Call_for_Academic_Presentations. - Sydney Poore (User:FloNight) and Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight (User:Rosiestep), conference organizers
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