AfroCROWD is headed to Wikimania and Wikicon 2017 in Montreal Canada! Aug 8-13, Sign up to get on the train today!

AfroCROWD is heading to Montreal for Wikimania and Wikiconference North America August 8-13th. Don't miss your chance to experience the massive world of the international Wikipedia community visiting our backyard in the beautiful city of Montreal. Wikimedia NYC, our home Wikimedia chapter, is sponsoring a train car for occasion round trip from NYC to Montreal bringing it down to $30 per person each way.

>>Click here to contact us if you are interested by August 1st. 

AfroCROWD will be featured at the event Along with five keynote addresses from world-renowned experts and scores of workshops, talks, presentations and hackathons, here are some of the other highlights to look forward to according to the latest conference update:

The future of editing Wikipedia - outreach in Africa - library partnerships - Wikidata tools - what readers visit - communicating your work - Wikimedia’s strategy - legal threats to free knowledge - Wikipedia in minority and endangered languages - Wikipedia in Iraq - medicine & emergency response - the gender gap - preventing online harassment - sounds and video - implicit bias - citations and references - the future of Wikisource and Wikiversity - real-time collaboration - global trends - leading teams - Wikidata and museums - making access affordable - the future of news - collaboration under censorship - education ...And many more!

 

Here is some more information on Wikimania and Wikicon North America:

Wikimania is the annual conference celebrating Wikipedia and its sister free knowledge projects with three days of conferences, discussions, meetups, training, and workshops. Hundreds of volunteers and Free Knowledge leaders from around the world gather to discuss issues, report on new projects and approaches, and exchange ideas.

Themes of the conference include the advancement of Free Knowledge, the role of academic and cultural institutions within the movement, privacy and rights, and the role of technology to further those objectives. Wikimania 2017 will also feature a deeper look about the role of the Movement within the Francophonie, and a number of program elements focusing on advancement of French within the projects.

Beyond the main event, there are other related events: the hackathon where the technical community around the Wikimedia projects join together to work and contribute, and multiple preconferences.

The event is held in and around the Centre Sheraton Montréal, in Montréal, Canada from August 9 to August 13, 2017. All are welcome, whether you're an expert, enthusiast, beginner, or just curious!

WikiConference North America, formerly WikiConference USA, is an annual Wikimedia conference dedicated to Wikimedia projects and volunteers in the United States. This year, the conference will be in Montreal, Canada August 9-10th as a pre-curser to Wikimania, also being held in Montreal August 11-13th.

The first WikiConference USA was held in New York Cityin 2014. The 2015 conference took place in Washington, D.C. In 2016, the event was expanded and rebranded as WikiConference North America, and took place in the San Diego Central Library, October 8-10.