WikiConference UK 2013

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WikiConference UK 2013 is an annual event incorporating both presentations and talks about Wikipedia/Wikimedia, as well as Wikimedia UK's Annual General Meeting. It was organised by the Conference Committee in collaboration with the office and other volunteers. The purpose of the conference was to:

  1. Provide an annual weekend forum for Wikimedians and other interested parties in the UK
  2. Provide a venue for community building and celebrating the free knowledge movement
  3. Raise awareness of and participation in the goals of the Wikimedia movement.
Lincoln College Deans Sport and Leisure centre, the venue for the conference

WikiConference UK 2013 - In a nutshell


Friday, 7 June

  • Dinner/drinks for early arrivals

Saturday, 8 June

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Time Plenary room Breakout room
Speaker Title Speaker Title
09:00 Arrivals – tea & coffee
09:30 Venue Duty Manager (Sam Hill - tbc) Fire safety outline, venue orientation
09:40 Conference Committee Welcome
09:45 Chair Convening
10:00 Ed Saperia & James Knight Wikimania 2014 (London)
10:30 Martin Poulter Three Prongs of Outreach Slides on Commons
10:50 Tea break
11:00 Stevie Benton Wikimedia UK's Virtual Learning Environment Tom Morton All is Not As it Seems
11:15 Toni Sant Education Projects Andy Mabbett Have You Heard?
11:30 Darren Stephens Malta Music Memory Project Katherine Bavage Attracting New Members
11:45 Chair UK Wikimedian of the Year 2013
12:00 CEO Five-year planning discussion
12:30 Lunch (and pre-AGM Board Meeting)
13:30 Chair Introduction to the AGM
13:35 Secretary Approval of minutes: 2012 AGM, 2013 EGM
13:40 Tellers Explanation of election procedure
13:45 Tellers Election hustings & questions
14:30 Tellers Voting
14:35 Chair Board report
15:00 Treasurer Finance report
15:15 Secretary Resolutions
15:45 Tea break
16:00 Tellers Announcement of election results
16:05 Simon Knight MediaWiki for OER and Learning Analytics Robin Owain Wicipedia Cymraeg
16:20 Martin Eve Opening Up Humanities Sources Dan Garry Ombudsman Commission
16:35 Andy Mabbett Wikimedians in Residence
16:50 Michael Maggs Wiki Loves Monuments
17:10 Chair & CEO Wrap-up
17:30 Close of meeting
18:00 post-AGM Board meeting
  • Social at Green Dragon pub down the road for a quiz, buffet at 6:30pm, and drinks.

Sunday, 9 June

Tour photo
  • A room was available for members and volunteers to drop in at Lincoln College between 9am and 5pm, for a place to relax, use the internet to upload photos etc.
  • Morning:
    • 10:30am: Guided tour/history walk taking in some of the historic buildings in the city centre. Leaving from Lincoln College.
  • Afternoon:
    • 1pm: Guided tour of Lincoln Castle (maximum 20 people). Leaving from Lincoln College at 12:30pm to meet outside Lincoln Castle.


Speakers were the members of the Wikimedia community, who gave short talks about issues or projects that matter to them.