Education Program Pre-Conference

From Wikimania 2013 • Hong Kong
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A pre-conference day on 7 August provide more information and support for Wikimania attendees looking to start or grow an education program, led by Wikimedia Foundation staff and global volunteers who have experience with developing educational efforts.

The education pre-conference will be a small, discussion-based event. Participation is limited. If you are interested in attending, please email LiAnna Davis at for more information.



  • Who: Selected program leaders for global education efforts
  • When: Wednesday, 7 August, 2013
  • Where: Room P309
  • How: Email LiAnna Davis at if you are interested in attending

Tentative Schedule

Each session will be small, discussion-based opportunities for program leaders and potential program leaders to learn from each other.

  • 9:00–9:15: Welcome (Leader: Rod Dunican and Sophie Österberg, Wikimedia Foundation)
  • 9:15–9:30: Icebreaker (Leader: LiAnna Davis, Wikimedia Foundation)
  • 9:30–10:00: Setting a vision for the future picture (Leader: Rod Dunican and Sophie Österberg, Wikimedia Foundation)
  • 10:00–10:30: Fears and how to get past them (Leader: Peter Gallert, Namibia)
  • 10:30–10:45: Break
  • 10:45–11:15: Fundamental best practices (Leader: Rod Dunican, Wikimedia Foundation)
  • 11:15–11:45: Creating a university program (Leader: LiAnna Davis, Wikimedia Foundation)
  • 11:45–12:15: Creating formal partnerships with universities or governments (Leader: Martin Poulter, Wikimedia U.K)
  • 12:15–12:45: Recruiting Ambassadors (Leader: Rod Dunican and Sophie Österberg, Wikimedia Foundation)
  • 12:45–2:00: Lunch
  • 2:00–2:30: What materials already exist (Leader: LiAnna Davis, Wikimedia Foundation)
  • 2:30–3:00: Online training/MediaWiki extension (Leader: LiAnna Davis and Rod Dunican, Wikimedia Foundation)
  • 3:00–3:15: Break
  • 3:15–3:45: Commons, Wikiversity, and other non-Wikipedia projects; outreach to other audiences (Leader: Tim Moritz Hector and Cornelia Trefflich, Wikimedia Deutschland)
  • 3:45–4:15: Program evaluation (Leader: Frank Schulenburg, Wikimedia Foundation)
  • 4:15–5:00 pm: Where do we go from here? (Leader: Rod Dunican and Sophie Österberg, Wikimedia Foundation)

An evening event for participants will follow.