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Wikimania 2014 Conference
Volunteer applications are now closed but you can still stay involved

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We received over 700 expressions of interest in volunteering. We are truly touched by the level of support for Wikimania, and we are now in the process of sorting through the signups, so we are not accepting any more volunteers for the conference but you can still register to attend - see Registration.

If you are interested in other volunteering opportunities in the United Kingdom Wikimedia UK would love to hear from you!

WAYS YOU CAN STILL HELP[edit | edit source]

  • Spread the word about Wikimania. Here are some sample posts you can do on social media and mailing lists:

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It looks like @WikimaniaLondon is shaping up to be our largest ever. Sign up and come geek out with us: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wikimania-2014-registration-11063436035

3 days in August & something for everyone: technologist, educator, data analyst, political hack, or privacy activist. http://wikimanialondon.org/

"It is said that there are 118 ways of getting inside Barbican Centre." Come explore at #Wikimania2014 with us! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wikimania-2014-registration-11063436035

"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing." Wikipedia Festival 8-10 August 200 talks, 3 days, £50 #wikimania2014 www.wikimanialondon.org

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From 6-10th August, London will be hosting Wikipedia's biggest conference to date. With over 2000 people expected from around the world and over 200 sessions Wikimania 2014, supported by Wikimedia UK and the Wikimedia Foundation, will be the place to be.

The conference is organised around five questions with big implications for the future.

  • Social Machines: How can online communities unlock humanity’s potential?
  • The Future of Education: Now that Wikipedia has done everyone’s homework, what’s left to teach?
  • Democratic Media: Must all media be commercially driven?
  • Open Scholarship: What happens when the cutting edge of human knowledge is available to all?
  • Open Data: What can we build when the sum of all human knowledge is machine readable?

There will also be lectures from prominent leaders across technology, media and education, including Jimmy Wales, Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Lila Tretikov. You can see the rest of the programme here: https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Programme

Tickets are on sale on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wikimania-2014-registration-11063436035.@


Volunteering is at the heart of the Wikimedia projects and you can find a vibrant community of wikimedians in your local chapter here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters

They are always looking for new members!

Meet the team[edit | edit source]


Hi! I'm Hera, I'm the volunteer manager for Wikimania - and a volunteer, just like you!
Any questions, contact me:

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Hi, I'm Harry. I'm a long-time Wikipedia editor and I'm part of the volunteer coordination team for Wikimania. You can find out more about me on my Wikipedia userpage, or you can get in touch:

  • Email: harry@wikimanialondon.org
  • Phone: 07507 536 971
  • Skype: harry_j_mitchell

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Hello, I'm Chris McKenna. I'm one of the team working for Wikimedia UK delivering Wikimania, focusing on community and volunteers. I also organise the Volunteer drinks sessions at the Barbican. Feel free to contact me:

  • e: chris.mckenna@wikimedia.org.uk
  • t: 020 7065 0990
  • m: 07548 103 782