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Submission no. 2105 - C10
Title of the submission
What should we know for the future? Global trends that will impact the next 15 years of Wikimedia
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
Sarah Lutman, Jessica Clark, Juliet Barbara
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Sarah Lutman
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Lutman & Associates, Dot Connector Studio
Personal homepage or blog
www.lutmanassociates.com, www.dotconnectorstudio.com
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)
Wikimedia Foundation engaged this session's speakers to explore trends in society and technology that are most likely to influence and impact Wikimedia Foundation's work in the coming 15 years. Based on dozens of interviews, reading, research and synthesis, attendees will hear the key themes from among the trends and ideas explored, how these themes are predicted to unfold, and what possibilities lie ahead for the Wikimedia movement.

Areas of inquiry include shifts in media consumption habits, predictions for the future of reading, an exploration of emerging media platforms, censorship, the rise of misinformation and propaganda, and the evolution of the field of research and access to high-quality information. In each of these key areas, we’ll present our findings and offer scenarios that reflect the best thinking we’ve uncovered.

The intent of our research is to provide the backdrop that grounds future Wikimedia movement strategy development. By considering the best responses to future opportunities and threats, together we will be able to foster the future resilience of the movement.

Come and learn more about what the future may hold, and contribute your own ideas and information sources before we prepare our final report.

What will attendees take away from this session?
Attendees will learn the results of research into key themes that will influence next-stage strategic planning, and will have the opportunity to provide input and to offer insights that influence the consultants' final report.
Theme of presentation
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Beginning, intermediate and advanced - all three
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes, or 55 minutes if possible, to allow time for discussion of the ideas we present
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests
Cannot present between 10:30 AM Eastern and 12:00 PM Eastern on Friday August 11th.
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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