Wikimedia UK's 2021 AGM and community day will be taking place on Saturday 10th July. After some consideration, we have decided that this year's event will again be held online.
11am Welcome and introduction, including technical onboarding
11.15am Nick Poole in conversation with designer and entrepreneur George Oates
12.15pm Lightning talks
3.00pm Wikimedian of the Year and Honorary Member Awards
3.25pm Announcement of election results and resolutions
3.30pm Thanks and close
1.30pm Welcome and introduction to the AGM (Chair)
1.35pm Approval of 2020 AGM minutes (Chair)
1.40pm Board report (Chair)
1.45pm Questions on board report
1.55pm Finance report (Treasurer)
2.00pm Questions on finance report
2.05pm Activity report (Chief Executive)
2.10pm Questions on activity report
2.20pm Resolutions and Elections: Explanation of process (Teller)
2.25pm Questions to candidates and Election (Chair)
2.30pm VOTING OPENS
3.05pm Wikimedian of the Year and Honorary Member Awards
3.15pm VOTING CLOSES
3.25pm Announcement of results of elections and resolutions (Teller)
3.30pm Thanks and close (Chair/CEO)
This year we will have three vacancies for elected trustees, with two board members having to retire in accordance with our articles, and one who has come to the end of their current elected term but has indicated that they will stand again. We would like to strongly encourage community members to consider standing for election this year.
Alongside community experience, we would be keen for people to stand with any of the following skills or experience:
- External relations
- Charity or copyright law
- Charity governance
- Working with or in the cultural sector
However this is not essential. What is more important is a commitment to open knowledge and the work of Wikimedia UK, and a willingness to take on the responsibility of being a charity trustee and board director of a limited company. There is more information about what this means here. We strongly value diversity in Wikimedia UK's board of trustees and this year, would particularly encourage younger people (aged under 40) to stand.
If you would like an informal conversation with our Chief Executive or one of the trustees about what being on the board involves, and potentially standing for election, please do send an email to infowikimedia.org.uk and we will set up a call. We will send out details of the formal process for standing for election nearer the time.