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Submission no. 2103 - C10
Title of the submission

Movement strategy process Track A: How Wikimedia organizations, affiliates, and organized groups imagine and shape the future of our movement

Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)

Presentation followed by roundtable discussion

Author of the submission

Nicole Ebber

Language of presentation


E-mail address



Nicole Ebber (WMDE)

Country of origin


Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Deutschland

Personal homepage or blog


Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

In March 2017, we launched the Movement Strategy Process #Wikimedia2030 and invited many different audiences to participate in conversations around the future of the Wikimedia movement and our role in the world. The leading question in this process was “What do we want to build or achieve together over the next 15 years?” When we all meet at Wikimania, the draft of Wikimedia’s Strategic Direction for our future will have been published and will be under review. This session will focus on exploring the affiliates’ and other groups’ perspective on the draft.

In my role as the Movement Strategy Track Lead for Organized Groups, I will very briefly present the essential learnings from the previous months and will then invite the audience to a round-table discussion. Together, we will discuss and refine the draft and explore what perspectives Wikimedia affiliates and other organized groups bring into the conversation. We will also talk about what organized groups consider important to address and clarify in phase 2 of the movement strategy process. In this phase (that will begin in October), the movement will start discussing the implications for what the direction means for the movement in terms of roles, responsibilities and resources.

Please note: We will host a “Movement Strategy Space” from Thursday through Sunday in Salon 6 at the Sheraton. In this space – that also offers some little somethings for people who have been active in the strategy process and some space to re-energize – we will organize discussion rounds, open space, educational as well as working sessions around movement strategy, strategic direction and new voices insights. Stay tuned for more information!

What will attendees take away from this session?
  • Better understanding of the genesis of the strategic direction
  • Involvement in reviewing and improving the draft strategic direction
  • Initial conversations around the implications of this direction for the future of the movement, including roles, resources and responsibilities
Theme of presentation
  • WikiCulture & Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)

55 minutes

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?


Slides or further information (optional)


Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

See also

This submission is part of a series of proposals related to the Movement strategy process:

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  1. DavidMCEddy (talk) 14:42, 17 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]
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  3. --Cornelius Kibelka (WMDE) (talk) 08:19, 17 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Michael Jahn WMDE (talk) 20:22, 7 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  5. KLove (WMF) (talk) 21:14, 12 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]