[Open-education] Education at Wikimania 2015

Samir Elsharbaty selsharbaty at wikimedia.org
Mon Feb 2 13:45:46 UTC 2015

Hello everyone,

Wikimania is the annual conference of Wikipedia, and its sister projects
volunteers, where participants from different countries around the world
gather to discuss new ideas to support the movement.

I would like to bring to your attention that Wikimania 2015
<http://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/> will be held in Mexico City between
July 15 to 19 and that applications to get a scholarship
<https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scholarships> to attend Wikimania
are now open till February 16. Submissions
<https://wikimania2015.wikimedia.org/wiki/Submissions> for presentations
and other group work are also being accepted now until February 28.

Wikimania scholarships aim to help bring to Wikimania a good reflection of
the diversity of initiatives, views and voicees that make Wikipedia and the
sister projects so unique. We, therefore, encourage submissions from Global
South participants, volunteers focusing on gender diversity initiatives,
and other different perspectives.

You are playing a crucial role in raising the level of quality on
Wikipedia, increasing gender diversity by the high female participation you
helped the program have, and helping raise the awareness of the importance
of Wikipedia in educational institutions. Education will be a main focus at
Wikimania, therefore, we encourage all education-related initiatives to
join and present their initiative there.

I will be happy to work with you on any education-related session proposals
or scholarship applications that you may wish to submit. Please feel free
to reach out to me with any questions you may have.

Best regards,

Samir Elsharbaty,
Communications Intern, Wikipedia Education Program
Wikimedia Foundation
selsharbaty at wikimedia.org
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