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Submissions/We're conservative, are we facing the Fall of our movement?

From Wikimania 2014 • London, United Kingdom

After careful consideration, the Programme Committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2014 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Submission no. 1119
Title of the submission
We're conservative, are we facing the Fall of our movement?
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
Christophe Henner, schiste
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
We started as highly disruptive and innovative movement. We tackled an issue that no one tried to tackle on a global basis: access to knowledge. We built tools, communities and policies to make it happen. But as the time went, we grew to become more and more conservative. When we worked on the Wikimedia Strategic Plan, one of the key goal was "innovation". But that is the one goal we will fail at.

In 20 minutes, I will try to convince you that we grew to be conservative, that we're stagnating and that this could be our fall. I'll try to convince you to try to become, once again, open to new ideas, possibilities and to see opportunities instead of risks. And that changing your mindset is key if we want our movement to, one day, achieve its goal.

  • WikiCulture & Community

Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
of course
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

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