Worlds of Wikimedia Conference 2019
Communicating and collaborating across languages and cultures
The worlds of Wikimedia: communicating and collaborating across languages and cultures.
The United Nations declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages to celebrate the world’s rich cultural diversity and heighten awareness of cultures at risk. As a free, multimedia publishing site, Wikipedia has unrealized potential for supporting the preservation of languages and traditions. This conference invites participants to consider the breadth of human experience, wisdom and knowledge systems, and how they can best be served by digital technologies and the Wikimedia movement. We welcome papers that address Wikimedia’s role in enhancing global diversity from a range of perspectives including education, digital communication, indigenous knowledge, GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums), Disability Studies, Internet studies and big data, as a means to investigate new methods of collaboration to broaden inclusion across all levels of society.
For more information and speaker profiles, visit the Conference Website.