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Cornelius Kibelka, the Program and Engagement Coordinator (PEC) for the Wikimedia Conference, invites you to the WMCON Follow-Up Day at Wikimania 2016! It will take place on the 23rd of June in Esino Lario's Gym Palace. The day is hosted by Wikimedia Deutschland and designed to be a space for participants of the Wikimedia Conference and other interested people to discuss topics of the Wikimedia Conference and develop them further.
The Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Deutschland jointly agreed on WMDE being the host to organize and facilitate the conferences in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Starting in 2015, the conference can be organized with a long-term perspective, specific goals and with proper involvement of all affected parties. For the first time, Wikimedia Deutschland hired a Program & Engagement Coordinator (PEC) whose primary assignment is to support the program development and liaise with the participants and speakers throughout the year. The PEC creates opportunities at subsequent conferences, like Wikimania, in order to move forward with plans, activities, learnings and conversations.
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In 2017, WMDE will host the Wikimedia Conference for the third year in a row under the new conditions and with a new and evolving program design process. We would like to discuss issues regarding the participant structure and scope of the conference, as well as the eligibility criteria for participating organisations and their representatives. Additionally, we would like to talk about a possible WMCON revamp for the years after 2017.
At the Wikimedia Conference we planned for the upcoming Freedom of Panorama consultation and how to mobilise individuals and organisations to participate. There were two answering guides and some chapters/national policy working groups attempted outreach campaigns. Let us have a debrief to see whose approaches worked and where we were less successful in mobilising. As a second step we will talk about the next steps in the EU's legislative process and highlight the stages during which we need to be active.
The Wikimania Foundation and its Affiliates are contributing to our global mission and working towards achieving an impact for the movement. But what we are lacking is a strategy that enables us to have an the best possible impact. Neither the WMF nor the Affiliates have a clear understanding of specific tasks, roles and shared responsibilities. At the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin, Katherine Maher passed the ball to the Affiliates and encouraged them to come forward with their priorities for a functionally working relationship. It’s now up to the Affiliates to take the opportunity to actively shape the future of the movement in partnership with the WMF in a possible “Affiliates Strategy”. In this session, we would like to discuss the need for this process and possible ways to kick this off.
Organising large scale article writing and photographic contests poise different challenges. In this session we will compare the two kinds of contests, taking CEE Spring and Wiki Loves Earth as examples.
For volunteers, knowing that their work is appreciated is an important factor to stay motivated - this also applies for Wikimedia projects. In this session, we would like to provide and discuss examples on how to show your appreciation of volunteer work as a volunteer supporter.