Wiki Society of the Philippines/Projects/WikiCon 2011

Wikimedia Philippines conducted its WikiConference (WikiCon) last May 21, 2011. The event was planned to have not only the Regular Meeting for Wikimedia Philippines' members but also a series of activities open to the public. The event was held at the SGV Case Room, Asian Institute of Management, Makati City, Philippines. The venue was made possible by the Asian Institute of Management.

The main purpose of this event is the annual membership meeting of Filipino Wikimedians in the Philippines. Aside from that, the event aims to promote Wikimedia Philippines and Wikimedia projects to the public.

Background edit

As stated on the by-laws, the Annual Convention shall be held on the third Saturday of each year. In 2011, it falls on May 21. It was agreed last April 2, 2011 during the Quarterly Meeting of members at the Wikimedia Philippines' office in Makati that the Annual Convention will include a seminar, film screening of Truth in Numbers? and other related activities open to the public. The Regular Meeting of members of Wikimedia Philippines will commence after those public events. Two pre-event planning meetings were scheduled. The first meeting was a Board Meeting last April 23, 2011 while the second meeting was a Special Meeting last May 7, 2011. Both meeting were held at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City and attended by majority of the project team.

Event preparation edit

Program edit

Call time for members and volunteers: 8:00 am

Venue preparation: 8:00am – 8:30am

Activity Estimated time Speaker
Registration 8:30am – 9:00am
Invocation 9:00am – 9:02am Jojit Ballesteros
Welcome Remarks 9:02am – 9:05am Jojit Ballesteros
WikiTalk 9:05am – 10:05am Remi de Leon
Open Forum/Wikipedia Edit Demo 10:05am – 10:35am Remi de Leon
Morning break 10:35am – 10:50am
Panel discussion 10:50am – 11:35am invited panelists
Raffle 11:35am – 11:45am
Morning wrap-up 11:45am – 11:50am Juned Sonido
Lunch break 11:50am – 12:50pm
Film screening 12:50pm – 2:20pm
Discussion about the film 2:20pm – 2:35pm
Afternoon break 2:35pm – 2:50pm invited panelists
Regular Meeting of members 2:50pm – 5:20pm Presider: Jojit Ballesteros

Pack-up: 5:20pm – 5:40pm

Agenda for the Regular Meeting of members edit

  • Proof of the presence of a quorum
  • Reading and approval of the minutes of the previous annual meeting, except when such reading is dispensed with by a majority vote of those present
  • Unfinished business (will be based on the things discussed during the 1st Annual Convention)
  • Report of the President
  • Report of the Treasurer
  • Election for the Board of Trustees (when needed)
  • Election for Auditor
  • New business
    • Amendments
    • Three-year expansion plan
  • Other matters

NOTE: The actual Regular Meeting of meeting did not pushed through because of lack of quorum. It will be rescheduled based on a date set by the Board of Trustees. The same agenda will still be used for the meeting.

Project Team edit

Project Lead – Jojit Ballesteros

Project Members (It includes those who volunteered to do a specific task on the project and have roles to fulfill even if they did not volunteer.)

  • Josh Lim
  • Pao Barazon
  • Roel Balingit
  • Lee Bautista
  • Eugene Villar
  • Butch Bustria
  • Juned Sonido
  • Bel Ballesteros
  • Remi de Leon
  • Tony Ahn
  • Volunteers

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