WIKICONFERENCE USA 2014
Friday, May 30 - Sunday, June 1, 2014
New York Law School
About WikiConference USA 2014
Wikimedia District of Columbia and Wikimedia New York City are excited to announce the inaugural WikiConference USA, the first national Wikimedia conference of its kind in the United States. The conference will be held on May 30 – June 1, 2014 at New York Law School, located in Tribeca district of Manhattan, New York City. WikiConference USA’s program will be devoted to topics concerning the Wikimedia movement in the United States, as well as related topics of free culture and digital rights.
WikiConference USA will feature a diverse array of conference offerings such as keynotes, presentations, panels, and workshop sessions; provide a lounge space and break areas for conference attendees to gather and mingle; and host an unconference day for attendees to design their own schedule and engage with each other around common interests.
Who Should Attend?
WikiConference USA is for all Wikipedians, whether newly registered or experienced editors, as well as those who read Wikipedia or are interested in free knowledge initiatives. We welcome the curious, the skeptical, and others wishing to engage in meaningful conversation about the Wikimedia movement in the United States, free culture and digital rights, advocacy and outreach, community building, or technology.
Submit a Session
The WikiConference USA program structure is designed to give conference participants opportunities to actively engage with each other by developing and proposing program sessions. We invite you to submit a proposal to lead a session at WikiConference USA!
Apply for a Scholarship
WikiConference USA will be providing travel and accommodation scholarships for a limited number of individuals who are in need of financial assistance. The scholarship application period will open on January 28, 2014.
We’re always looking for people to volunteer or contribute to the planning of the conference. If you’re interested in volunteering or contributing, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When & Where
Wikimedia NYC & Wikimedia DC
Wikimedia New York City is a regional Wikimedia chapter serving as the local Wikimedia chapter for New York City and the New York metropolitan area, as well as for all Wikimedians across the Northeast US who find it most convenient to participate in meetings in New York City.
Wikimedia District of Columbia is a regional Wikimedia chapter serving Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Both chapters are nonprofit charitable organizations dedicated to the advancement of general knowledge and the collection, development, and dissemination of educational content under a free license or in the public domain.