User digest/Wikimedia Affiliates - The What, Why and How

From Wikimania 2016 • Esino Lario, Italy

A User digest presentations session by AffCom.

"The What, Why, and How?" An introduction into the Wikimedia Affiliations model by members of the Affiliations Committee. If you ever wondered what Affiliates are, what the differences are between User Groups, Chapters, or Thematic Organizations, this is for you. We are going to dig into the terminology, have a look why the movement needs Affiliates, and explain how you can benefit from being an Affiliate. After a short presentation, we will open the session to discussion.