ESEAP Conference 2022/Attend

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100 Wikimedians have been invited to attend the ESEAP 2022 Sydney Conference in person.

Grant funding provided two scholarships for each affiliate, plus an equal number of additional open scholarship applications to members of the ESEAP community. Remaining participants include the Wikimania 2023 Core Organizing Team, Wikimedia Foundation staff and a Board member, presenters, regional committee members and alliance partners, plus a number of supporting Australian community members.

The scholarship supports the following expenses;

  • Visa applications
  • Flights
  • Accommodation

Attendees will be required to ensure that they meet all COVID requirements with regard to travelling to and from their country of origin, we encourage attendees to have travel insurance. While flying airlines require you to wear a mask, if you arrive with symptoms testing is available at Sydney airport.

COVID in AustraliaEdit

As we have learned recently, conditions with regard to travelling and COVID can and do change at short notice. As of the July 6th, travellers to Australia are not required to have been vaccinated. However, ESEAP recommends that you do get vaccinated as a precaution. While in Sydney, please acquaint yourself with the current requirements in NSW and additional information for International travellers.

Scholarship applicationEdit

Scholarship application period happened from 10 July 2022 until 12:00 UTC of 24th July 2022. Successful applicants and waitlisted people have been notified.

Key criteriaEdit

The ESEAP Conference's aim is to encourage diversity across the movement and develop the ESEAP community in the future. We encouraged everyone to apply for a scholarship to attend the conference. The criteria for consideration for a scholarship was based on impact across the movement.

  • Online activities
  • Global activities
  • Outreach & Offline activities
  • Affiliate involvement (if applicable)

All successful scholarship applicants will be asked to provide a report on their attendance after the conference. This is due within 30 days of the conference, 20 December 2022.

Travelling to SydneyEdit

VisasEdit

We recommend applying for a Visitor Visa subclass 600, unless an ETA 601 is available to you. Start here as soon as possible, as the current processing time for most visa applications is 35 days. If you need any supporting documents from the organizers, please contact eseap.conf@wikimedia.org.au.