Global Wiki Advocacy Meet-up

In May 2024, Chile will host the UNESCO Freedom of Press Day with a conference that will reunite regional and global governments, academics and researchers, and civil society representatives. The aim of the conference is to discuss the future of freedom of the press and the access to information in a shifting world full of new challenges like a rapidly changing informational ecosystem crossed by new content platforms and technologies.

Wikimedia Chile will use this unique opportunity to host a global wiki meeting in Santiago as a side event of the Unesco conference, on May 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2024. Our goal is to reunite Wikimedians from across the globe who conduct advocacy and public policy activities to promote and protect the Wikimedia model and its role in assuring access to relevant online information.

About the meeting


The main objectives of this meeting are:

  • Identify strategies and tactics to face the challenges posed by Internet regulatory developments that have been identified as relevant around the world for the Wikimedia movement.
  • Improving advocacy capacity building and knowledge sharing among Wikimedians.
  • Strengthen the network of Wikimedians interested in advocacy and public policies.

These topics and conversations emerged from the interest survey we circulated among the Wikimedia community between September and October 2023 which was answered by more than 100 people around the world.

How to participate


Knowing this is a very specific topic and that the meeting will have a practical approach (with several workshops and collective exercises) we will have limited seats for it and applications will be mandatory for all those who are interested in participating. People coming from other open knowledge or digital rights ecosystem organizations that share values with the Wikimedia movement are also encouraged to apply.

Applications will be evaluated by several criteria, such as:

  • Applicant's professional background, qualifications, and experience on the topics of the meeting.
  • Particular contributions the applicant could make to the meeting and the network of Wikimedians.
  • Diversity and inclusivity.

If you want to participate and don't need a scholarship, please register on the form anyway.

Scholarships and financial support


To ensure participants' diversity and global representation, we will grant 20 full scholarships to Wikimedia representatives and 5 partial scholarships for participants coming from outside the Wikimedia movement.


  • Applications open: November 27 – December 22, 2023 -   Done
  • Communication of applications and scholarships decisions: January 2024 -   Done
  • Travel logistics: January – March 2024 -   Done
  • Pre-conference online workshops: January- April 2024 -   Done
  • Meeting will take place from May 2nd to May 4th, 2024, in Santiago de Chile. -   Done