Wikimedia have asked us to spread the word about their upcoming Diversity Conference. If you would like to propose a session, registration closes on 20 September.
Have you ever edited Wikipedia or are a regular contributor? Would you like to join us at the Wikimedia Diversity Conference in Berlin on 9-10 November 2013? We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities with a special perspective on Wikipedia that would like to be involved in the upcoming event. You can find more about it here:
We are aware of the worryingly small number of female contributors to Wikipedia. Diversity also has many other aspects alongside gender that may impact the quality and quantity of knowledge that Wikimedia projects aim to share with the world. We are organising this conference to help understand what diversity means for Wikipedia and sister projects, and to further develop our approaches for increasing diversity.
By joining us, you would be able to contribute your experiences and perspectives during the conference, and possibly be involved in the planning process (e.g. discussing the scope of the event). Please do go ahead and register via the link above. Scholarships are available.