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Join us for
five keynote sessions from world-renowned experts

over a hundred community-submitted talks
two days of hackathon and preconferences
and over a dozen workshops on topics including:

Canadian libraries & free knowledge - education and Wikipedia - outreach in Africa - library partnerships - Wikidata tools - what readers visit - communicating your work - Wikimedia’s strategy - legal threats to free knowledge - Wikipedia in minority and endangered languages - Wikipedia in Iraq - medicine & emergency response - the gender gap - preventing online harassment - sounds and video - implicit bias - citations and references - the future of Wikisource and Wikiversity - real-time collaboration - global trends - leading teams - Wikidata and museums - making access affordable - the future of news - collaboration under censorship - the future of editing Wikipedia

And much, much more

The Wikimania pre-conference meetings will be held from August 9-10; the main program will be held from August 11-13.

NOTE: THIS IS A DRAFT PROGRAMME AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please check back to confirm scheduled times. Sessions may be added or removed as presenters confirm. If you notice a problem or conflict, please email wikimania-program@wikimedia.org. Thank you!

Wednesday August 9[edit | edit source]

Thursday, August 10[edit | edit source]

Room key[edit | edit source]

Levels are in order from highest floor to lowest floor

  • Level 4: Ballrooms, registration, volunteer HQ
  • Level 3: Session rooms, hackathon room, strategy room
  • Level 2: Session rooms
  • Level 1: hotel registration, street level
  • Level A: Workshop rooms and lunch
  • Level B: Lunch and breakout space

Registration Hours[edit | edit source]

Friday, August 11

time Ballroom West
(level 4)
Ballroom Center
(level 4)
Drummond West
(level 3)
Drummond Center
(level 3)
Drummond East
(level 3)
Salon 3
(level 2)
Salon 5
(level 2)
Joyce/Jarry
(level A)
Salon 1
(level 2)
Room 10 time
08:00 On-site registration

(Open all day)

08:00
08:30 08:30
09:00 Opening ceremony
Ballroom West + Center (level 4)
09:00
09:15 09:15
09:30 Jimmy Wales in conversation with Gabriella Coleman
moderated by Evan Prodromou
Community and information in a partisan world
Ballroom West + Center (level 4)
09:30
09:45 09:45
10:00 10:00
10:15 10:15
10:30 Break 10:30
Session 1: 11:00-12:30 s1: Libraries & Education
in French, simultaneous translation provided
s2: The future of editing s3: Community: Bias and marginalization s4: Education: Education programs s5: Why & what we read s6: Wikidata: Wikidata & arts r1: Roundtables 1 w1: Workshop 1: Communication Open for breakout sessions Open for breakout sessions Session 1: 11:00-12:30
11:00 Wikipédia, les bibliothèques publiques et Montréal Wikitext: upcoming changes, available tools, what you can do Birth of Bias: implicit bias’ permanence on Wikipedia Speaking the Language of the Non-Wikipedians Readership metrics: Trends and stories from our global traffic data The (Wiki)Data (R)Evolution Wikiversities: get over the content, serve the flow How good communication can help you talk to reporters, rule the world, and do other cool stuff: An introductory guide to public relations Breakout sessions Breakout sessions 11:00
11:15 11:15
11:30 Création d'une communauté numérique locale. Prototypage d'un atelier contributif en bibliothèque Editing in the year to come – what the Foundation's Annual Plan means for editing tools Centering Knowledge From The Margins How to develop an education program from the scratch Why We Read Wikipedia Modelling and Ingesting Performing Arts Related Data into Wikidata Breakout sessions Breakout sessions 11:30
11:45 Building a Better Dispute Resolution System 11:45
12:00 Distinguer les cultures éditoriales pour promouvoir Wikipédia à l’université The Wikipedia Year of Science 2016: What worked, what didn't, and how you can pull off a large-scale content initiative The Sum of all paintings is just the start Breakout sessions Breakout sessions 12:00
12:15 12:15
12:30 Lunch
level A & B
13:00 Birds of a feather meetups 13:00
13:30 13:30
time Ballroom West
(level 4)
Ballroom Center
(level 4)
Drummond West
(level 3)
Drummond Center
(level 3)
Drummond East
(level 3)
Salon 3
(level 2)
Salon 5
(level 2)
Joyce/Jarry
(level A)
Salon 1
(level 2)
Room 10 time


Session 2: 14:00-15:30 s8: Libraries & education (2)
in French, simultaneous translation provided
s7: Collaboration around the globe s10: Community: Gender gap s11: GLAM: Collaborations s12: Legal: Advocacy s13: Wikidata: Invoke:Wikidata w4: Workshop: Teambuilding w3: Workshop: Wikidata r2: Roundtables 2: Community health Open for breakout sessions Session 2: 14:00-15:30
14:00 Sciences, histoire et projets Wiki, le mariage unique québécois How to raise awareness for Wikipedia: lessons from Iraq & Nigeria Introducing Training Modules - multilingual training on combating harassment The Internet Archive and Wikimedia - Common Knowledge Goals Legal Advocacy for the Projects and the Movement Wikidata & infoboxes panel: Put data on it: Using Wikidata data in Wikimedia projects, Automatic infoboxes with Wikidata, Integrating Wikidata to Infoboxes Building your team: a guide to working together A Gentle Introduction to Wikidata for Complete Beginners From Mexico City to Montréal: The Code of Conduct and You Breakout sessions 14:00
14:15 14:15
14:30 The WikiMOOC, a new way to learn how to edit Wikipedia Wiki Loves Women New Wikimedian Order - How to represent Wikimedia's values in international organisations? Breakout sessions 14:30
14:45 How does a toxic environment affect community health, and which way forward? 14:45
15:00 How to create a good school project on Wikipedia Wikipedia and other projects in regions under crisis. Iraq as an example Constitutional Court meets Wikipedia invoke:Wikidata (discussion) Breakout sessions 15:00
15:15 15:15
15:30 Break 15:30
Session 3: 16:00-17:00 s14: Research s15: Education s16: Lightning talks 1 s17: Community: Global outreach s18: Community conferences s19: New Voices s20: GLAM w5: Workshop: SPARQL w6: Workshop: editing tools (French) Open for breakout sessions Session 3: 16:00-17:00
16:00 State of Wikimedia Research 2016-2017 Possible strategies of increasing involvement of scientists and academics in Wikimedia projects Lightning talks 1 Growing a User Group, a roadmap for survival Hackathon goes Hogwarts: Creating learning environments at tech events Bringing all the voices to the conversation: what the Wikimedia movement has learned from lower awareness regions Other-a-thon: Roundtable on alternative models for public outreach events SPARQL – a gentle introduction to the Wikidata Query Service Utilisation avancée de l'éditeur visuel Breakout sessions 16:00
16:15 16:15
16:30 Student Learning Outcomes using Wikipedia based assignments Bringing Wikimedia conferences to the next level – Experiences and learnings from three years of organizing Breakout sessions 16:30
16:45 16:45
17:00 Break 17:00
17:15 Katherine Maher & Christophe Henner
Wikimedia 2030
Ballroom West + Center (level 4)
17:15
17:30 17:30
17:45 17:45
18:00 Happy hour
poster session & community village reception
(Level 3 (posters) & 4 (community village))
18:00
18:30 18:30
19:00 19:00
19:30 Unconference 19:30
20:00 20:00
20:30 20:30
21:00

23:00
21:00

23:00
time Ballroom West
(level 4)
Ballroom Center
(level 4)
Drummond West
(level 3)
Drummond Center
(level 3)
Drummond East
(level 3)
Salon 3
(level 2)
Salon 5
(level 2)
Joyce/Jarry
(level A)
Salon 1
(level 2)
Room 10 time



Saturday, August 12

time Ballroom West
(level 4)
Ballroom Center
(level 4)
Drummond West
(level 3)
Drummond Center
(level 3)
Drummond East
(level 3)
Salon 3
(level 2)
Salon 5
(level 2)
Joyce/Jarry
(level A)
Salon 1
(level 2)
Room 10 time


08:00 On-site registration

(Open all day)

08:00
08:30 08:30
09:00 Announcements 09:00
09:15 Susan Herman
Wikidemocracy: How We Can Save Free Speech, Privacy, and Democratic Values
Ballroom West + Center (level 4)
09:15
09:30 09:30
09:45 09:45
10:00 10:00
10:30 Break 10:30
Session 4: 11:00-12:30 s21: s22: Citations & references s23: Global outreach s24: Wikidata & sister projects s25: Legal: Advocacy s26: Technology: editing tools r3: Roundtables: Community & education w7: Workshop: Translathon Open for breakout sessions Open for breakout sessions Session 4: 11:00-12:30
11:00 invited speaker (to be announced) WikiCite — Citations needed for the sum of all human knowledge Is Wikimedia Doing Enough in Africa? So, you have data. Now, what do you do? Shining Light on Legal Threats to Free Knowledge Editing challenges in multi-script wikis What is the smallest community that can support a Wikipedia? Transl-a-thon: Wikidata in your language Breakout sessions Breakout sessions 11:00
11:15 11:15
11:30 Journals Cited by Wikipedia: Evaluating the Impact of Journals on Wikipedia What Works For Africa? A diagnosis of Wikipedia outreach efforts in Africa. Structured Commons: what changes are coming? Wikipedia will soon speak to you Workshops Breakout sessions 11:30
11:45 Wikipedia Visiting Scholars 11:45
12:00 WikiFactMine - Enhancing Wikidata by Mining the Scientific Literature How Latin American Indigenous Communities are Sharing Free Knowledge on Wikipedia in their Native Languages New Frontier: Using Wikidata on Commons New frontiers in digital censorship and circumvention for Wikipedia users Write in Wikipedia Like You Chat With Your Friends: Editing Through Messenger Apps Workshops Breakout sessions 12:00
12:15 12:15
12:30 Lunch 12:30
13:00 Lunch + Birds of a feather meetups 13:00
13:30 13:30


time Ballroom West
(level 4)
Ballroom Center
(level 4)
Drummond West
(level 3)
Drummond Center
(level 3)
Drummond East
(level 3)
Salon 3
(level 2)
Salon 5
(level 2)
Joyce/Jarry
(level A)
Salon 1
(level 2)
Room 10 time


Session 5: 14:00-15:30 s27: WMF Board panel Open for breakout sessions s28: Gender gap s29: GLAM: outreach s26: Sound & Image s30: Technology: editing tools r4: Roundtables: cultural heritage w9: Workshop: Wiktionary & AI s52: Wiki Loves Monuments Open for breakout sessions Session 5: 14:00-15:30
14:00 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Q&A Panel Breakout sessions Making Women Blue - The Impact of Women in Red Small GLAMs: opportunities & possibilities of working together with small cultural heritage institutions How does common knowledge sound? My experience uploading audio files to Commons Visual diffs for visual edits We dreamt big - What did Connected Open Heritage manage to achieve? Kathabhidhana: Recording words for Wiktionary and preparing for an AI assistant Breakout sessions Breakout sessions 14:00
14:15 14:15
14:30 Breakout sessions Knowledge, democracy, and the Wikipedian gender gap It is not a matter of visibility: GLAMs contribute to fill the knowledge gap. New metrics for GLAMs and GLAM-Wiki cooperation Photography panel: taking better photos (to be confirmed) Waiting for Real-Time Collaboration Everything You Need to Know About Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 Breakout sessions 14:30
14:45 14:45
15:00 Breakout sessions Reducing harassment on Wikimedia projects Lingua Libre: Massive Open Audio Recording Photography panel: taking better photos (to be confirmed) Community Wishlist: What We've Done, What's Coming Up Starting, Sticking, and Growing: Exploring and Scaling What’s Working for Cultural Heritage Organizations and Volunteers Workshops Breakout sessions 15:00
15:15 15:15
15:30 Break 15:30
Session 6: 16:00-17:00 s37: Invited speaker s32: Learning from each other s36: Lightning talks s34: New readers s35: Global trends for the future s33: Video s31: Community health r5: Workshop: Technical request session Board breakout discussions Board breakout discussions Session 6: 16:00-17:00
16:00 Dana Wagner
The year in fact-checking
How not to reinvent the wheel: learning from others in the Wikimedia movement Lightning talks 2 Free knowledge for complete beginners: introducing Wikipedia to new readers What should we know for the future? Global trends that will impact the next 15 years of Wikimedia Is Wikipedia ready for videos? From open hostility to collaboration: The WMF, the VisualEditor and the German-language Wikipedia Cats, goats and awesome requests: Highlights from the Technical Wishlist WMF Board breakout discussions WMF Board breakout discussions 16:00
16:15 16:15
16:30 Wikispecies and Wikidata - a match made in heaven, or hell? Lightning talks 2 State of Video in the Wikimedia Movement Wikistress: A Survival Guide WMF Board breakout discussions WMF Board breakout discussions 16:30
16:45 16:45
17:00 Break 17:00
17:15 Esra'a Al-Shafei
Experiences from the Middle East: Overcoming Challenges and Serving Communities
Ballroom West + Center (level 4)
17:15
17:30 17:30
17:45 17:45
18:00 18:00
18:30 Group photo: Place Ville-Marie Terrace 18:30
19:00 Unconference 19:00
19:30 19:30
20:00 20:00
20:30 20:30
21:00

23:00
21:00

23:00
time Ballroom West
(level 4)
Ballroom Center
(level 4)
Drummond West
(level 3)
Drummond Center
(level 3)
Drummond East
(level 3)
Salon 3
(level 2)
Salon 5
(level 2)
Joyce/Jarry
(level A)
Salon 1
(level 2)
Room 10 time



Sunday, August 13

time Ballroom West
(level 4)
Ballroom Center
(level 4)
Drummond West
(level 3)
Drummond Center
(level 3)
Drummond East
(level 3)
Salon 3
(level 2)
Salon 5
(level 2)
Joyce/Jarry
(level A)
Salon 1
(level 2)
Room 10 time


08:00 On-site registration

(Open all day)

08:00
08:30 08:30
09:00 Announcements 09:00
09:30 Frédéric Giuliano & Hélène Laverdure, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)
Libraries, Archives and sharing knowledge
Ballroom West + Center (level 4)
in French, simultaneous translation provided
09:30
10:00 10:00
10:30 Break 10:30
Session 7: 11:00-12:30 s35: Indigenous knowledge s36: Legal: Advocacy s38: Community health & the WMF s39: Education & Medicine s40: GLAM: Libraries s41: Sister projects r6: Roundtables: Strategy w10: Workshop: Emergency response Workshop Open for breakout sessions Session 7: 11:00-12:30
11:00 Indigenous Knowledge on Wikipedia: Lessons Learned from the Project Wikipetia Atikamekw Nehiromowin
in French, simultaneous translation provided
Fair Use in Australia campaign Community Health Legal Defense Going green: How we can reduce the environmental impact of Wikipedia Brick by brick: Libraries and Wikimedia building on each other Wikisource Year in Review Movement strategy process Track A: How Wikimedia organizations, affiliates, and organized groups imagine and shape the future of our movement The role of Wikimedia in emergency response Workshops Breakout sessions 11:00
11:15 11:15
11:30 It's alive! The EU copyright reform is coming and will affect Wikipedia. Patterns and Antipatterns in Volunteer Leaders Wikipedia and Medicine, A Year in Review Libraries and Wikipedia: Global perspectives and opportunities How to debug Wikisource metadata management? Breakout sessions 11:30
11:45 What Does the Movement Strategy Mean for Individual Contributors? 11:45
12:00 Presentations Innovate learning through Wikipedia – WikiClubs in Armenia Bringing languages closer to enrich each other Bringing lexicographical data to Wikidata: supporting Wiktionary and beyond Workshops Breakout sessions 12:00
12:15 12:15
12:30 Lunch 12:30
13:00 Lunch + Strategy breakout discussions 13:00
13:30 13:30
time Ballroom West
(level 4)
Ballroom Center
(level 4)
Drummond West
(level 3)
Drummond Center
(level 3)
Drummond East
(level 3)
Salon 3
(level 2)
Salon 5
(level 2)
Joyce/Jarry
(level A)
Salon 1
(level 2)
Room 10 time


Session 8: 14:00-15:30 s42: The Coolest Projects s43: Research: Understanding ourselves to improve s45: Fundraising + covering the community s53: Global editathons s47: Higher education s48: GLAM & community r7: Roundtables: Strategy & global health w12: Workshop: OpenStreetMap w13: Workshop: GLAM & Wikidata Open for breakout sessions Session 8: 14:00-15:30
14:00 The Coolest Projects of Wikimedia Chapters - Be Inspired Results from a global Wikimedia survey Fundraising messaging that moves our readers: What we’ve learned from testing thousands of fundraising appeals Methods to enhance the production of Wikipedia articles on specific topics: articles related to the South African primary school curriculum The Value of a Wikimedian On-Wiki Campaigning to Engage New Editors Movement strategy Q&A Mapathon! Contribute and connect OpenStreetMap and Wikipedia using Wikidata Wikidata + heritage data: Where do we stand? What's next? Breakout sessions 14:00
14:15 14:15
14:30 Covering the Wikimedia Community Wikilesa I, II and III: the first edit-a-thon about forced disappearances in Argentina during the dictatorship Two years of cooperation: The University of Heidelberg, the SFB 933 and Wikipedia What do we know about GLAM-Wiki? Breakout sessions 14:30
14:45 Knowledge for everyone: making access affordable 14:45
15:00 The Keilana Effect: Visualizing the closing coverage gaps with ORES AfroCROWD: A panel discussion on the work of Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia and Running Monthly Wikipedia Edit-a-thons. Translating Wikipedia as an educational tool Breakout sessions 15:00
15:15 15:15
15:30 Break 15:30
Session 9: 16:00-17:00 Hackathon showcase Lightning talks 3 s49: to be confirmed s50: Communicating Wikimedia s51: Future of Wikimania tbd r8: Roundtables: Wikidata Workshop Workshop Open for breakout sessions Session 9: 16:00-17:00
16:00 Hackathon Showcase Lightning talks 3 Presentations A Medieval pope skeleton dancing with Taylor Swift in an Iraqi telecom commercial Future of Wikimania Presentations Wikidata "ask us anything" Workshops Workshops Breakout sessions 16:00
16:15 16:15
16:30 Presentations Wikidata Pink Pony Session Workshops Workshops Breakout sessions 16:30
16:45 16:45
17:00 Closing ceremony
Ballroom West + Center (level 4)
17:00
17:30 17:30
18:00 18:00
18:30 Closing party
Windsor Station map
18:30
19:00 19:00
19:30 19:30
20:00 20:00
20:30 20:30
21:00

23:00
21:00

23:00
time Ballroom West
(level 4)
Ballroom Center
(level 4)
Drummond West
(level 3)
Drummond Center
(level 3)
Drummond East
(level 3)
Salon 3
(level 2)
Salon 5
(level 2)
Joyce/Jarry
(level A)
Salon 1
(level 2)
Room 9 time


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