Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2018/Programme/Submission/Make an impactful outreach to your community by organizing a local conference

Make an impactful outreach to your local community Edit

Name(s) and/or username(s) Edit

Marko Adam
Affiliate, Position (if any): Wikimedia Serbia

Topic Edit

  1. Strategic discussions:
    • Increasing the level of cooperation on the level of communities.
  2. Capacity development:
    • Outreach, particularly in education.
    • Conflict resolution.

Type of submission (Please choose one) Edit

  • Presentation with discussion (one-to-many + Q&A)

Summary Edit

In this presentation we will show how to make an impactful outreach through organizing quality local Wikipedian conference (WikiLive in Serbia). We will explain why a good program can involve more of the core community, give them an opportunity to take part in WMRS activities and decision making process. Creating a proper event program and accomplishing a good organisation is applicable in most of the CEE chapters, which is why we want to share our positive experience and encourage others to organize similar events and meet-ups. This event can be useful for brainstorming and it can motivate the volunteers to come up with new ideas for projects.

Expected outcomes Edit

Attendees will be familiar with good and bad aspects of organizing these events and will be able to apply it in their local community. This kind of conference could be a good place to start regional cooperation, bearing in mind that the organizers can invite guests from neighboring communities.

Duration (without Q&A) Edit

20 minutes for the presentation and 25 minutes for Q&A.

Specific requirements Edit


Slides or further information Edit

Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter). Edit