Wiki-Conference

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Wiki-Conference NYC is an event that has been held annually since July, 2009. A two day event hosted at New York University, the event encourages the development of open source projects such as Wikipedia. Two keynote speakers are invited- one keynote is given per day. Panel discussions, lightning talks, and other presentations are also given time during the event.

Wiki-Conference 2009[edit]

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The 1st Wiki-Conference New York was held over the weekend of July 25-26, 2009 at New York University, and hosted by Free Culture @ NYU and Wikimedia New York City.

The location for the conference was Vanderbilt Hall, and sponsored by the Information Law Institute at NYU Law, in Greenwich Village. This hall is opposite the southwest corner of Washington Square Park. For a map, see [1], where Vanderbilt Hall is marked as number 1.

All participants were encouraged to give their own ideas for topic sessions. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales gave Saturday's keynote, and Ira Brad Matetsky (User:Newyorkbrad) gave Sunday's keynote.

There were 2 days of events, held over a weekend in meeting rooms in Vanderbilt Hall at the New York University School of Law; check-in and a casual chat opened at 9 AM each morning, with the official schedule starting at 10 AM.

Participation was free, with more than 100 participants joining us. All were welcome, but active Wikipedians/Wikimedians were especially invited to join us. We also hoped for the participation of our friends from the Free Culture movement and from cultural institutions interested in developing Open Education projects.

The event was a modified unconference, with dedicated panel discussions, lightning talks to the whole assembly, two keynotes, and of course open space sessions. The Panels were finalized on-wiki; the Lightning Talks and Open Space were determined during the event itself, so people brought their ideas with them.

Wiki-Conference 2010[edit]

The 2nd annual Wiki-Conference New York was held over the weekend of August 28-29, 2010, hosted by ITP at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and also supported by Free Culture @ NYU and Wikimedia New York City.

All participants were encouraged to give their own ideas for topic sessions. Here Comes Everybody author Clay Shirky gave Saturday's keynote, and Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Sue Gardner gave Sunday's keynote.

There were 2 days of events, held over a weekend in meeting rooms on the 4th floor of Tisch School of the Arts (@ 721 Broadway, between Waverly Place and Washington Place, just south of Eighth Street), New York University.

Check-in and a casual chat at the venue opened at 9AM each morning, with the official schedule starting at 10 AM.

Participation was free, with room for ~120 participants, who were required to bring a photo ID to the door. All were welcome, but active Wikipedians/Wikimedians were especially invited to join us. We also welcomed the participation of our friends from Free Culture Alliance NYC and the wider Free Culture movement, and from cultural institutions interested in developing Open Education projects.

The event was a modified unconference, with several dedicated panel discussions organized as on-wiki (Panels), opportunities for short Lightning Talks to the whole assembly, and some totally open space, as well as a few more conventional presentations (Keynotes).