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Meetups/Crosslinking thematic and location-based organisations

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As the ecosystem of chapters, affiliates and other Wikimedia organizations is diversifying, new opportunities and challenges arise. In this meetup, we will look at how organizations whose focus is primarily location-based (e.g. Wikimedia Nepal, Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group, Wikimedia Argentina etc.) can interact with organizations whose focus is primarily thematic (e.g. Art+Feminism User Group or Wiki Project Med), including those focused on a particular wiki (e.g. Wikisource Community User Group) or language (e.g. Esperanto kaj Libera Scio). For lack of a better term, those non location-based organizations have been referred to as Wikimedia diaspora organisations, which have had some meetups in the past during Wikimedia Conferences.


  • Friday 11 August at 18:30-20:00


Tentative agenda

  • Introductions
  • Additions to the agenda
  • Discussion of interactions between location-based and other Wikimedia organizations
    • past
    • present
    • future
  • Some key areas that intersect with the focus of many of the organizations of both types
    • education
    • disaster response
    • music