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Submission no. 2104 - C10
Title of the submission
What Does the Movement Strategy Mean for Individual Contributors (track B)?
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
roundtable discussion
Author of the submission
Suzie Nussel and Jaime Anstee
Language of presentation


E-mail address


Suzie Nussel (WMF)
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
The Wikimedia Foundation
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Individual contributors are the core of the movement and by far its biggest and most diverse group. During this interactive session, we will share the new strategic direction and then discuss its potential implications for movement support systems and structures. In Phase 1 of the movement strategy process, our goal as a movement was to identify shared direction(s) that will help to align and inspire us on our collective path to 2030. In order to help us better organize and prioritize our activities across the movement, we sought community consultation to address one major question: "What do we want to build or achieve together over the next 15 years?"

In this session, we will briefly present the results of the phase 1 conversations in terms of individual editors and working in small teams, participants will have the opportunity to discuss what’s most important to them with regard to the results of those conversations and their recommendations for various approaches to achieving the emergent strategic direction(s). As Wikimania is the official kickoff of Phase 2, we will also be asking for ideas on how to best engage individual contributors in the second phase as we move forward in discussing the movement structure and needed support systems for success.

What will attendees take away from this session?
  1. Participants will gain a better understanding of the movement strategy process that has been developed over the past eight months, and learn implications for next steps in working toward shared strategic direction.
  2. Participants will engage in a shared discussion on the implications for the strategic direction, and what is needed to make it a reality and gain clarity about the participatory opportunities post-Wikimania.
Theme of presentation
Wikiculture and Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?


Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
55 minutes (standard roundtable length)
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
See also Track B page on meta
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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