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The Science Museum, London

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The Wikimedia UK Annual Conference 2012 was held on May 12 in the Directors' Suite at the Science Museum in London. The conference incorporated both presentations and talks about Wikipedia/Wikimedia, as well as Wikimedia UK's Annual General Meeting.

The event has been recorded.

The community reflections have been gathered on wiki.

It was one half of a London Wiki weekend, the second half being our 57th London meetup.

WikiConference UK 2012 - In a nutshell


Saturday 12th

To see all the talks that have been submitted, please visit here.

Time Speaker Event
9.30 Gathering for tea and biscuits
09.45 (Chair) Welcome
09.50 Jon Davies 5-year strategy development planning, to take place throughout the day
10.00 Morning Session
(Organiser & Chair: Mike Peel)
10.00 Chris Keating Wikimedia and World War I (Slides)
10.15 Joscelyn Upendran Creative Commons
10.30 Yaris678 DiffDeck (Slides)
10.45 John Cummings Monmouthpedia
11.00 Dan Evans Science Museum initiative
11.15 John Byrne Wiki Loves Monuments (Slides)
11:30 Short break
(put in questions for the GLAM panel)
11:35 Fæ compere
"State of the GLAM" panel
12:15 Roger Bamkin UK Wikimedian of the Year 2012
12.30 Lunch break - light lunch provided
Tour of the Science Museum - please bring a camera
13.30 Wikimedia UK AGM
13.30 Mike Peel Approval of minutes
2011 AGM, 2011 EGM
13.35 Resolutions
14.00 Tellers Election Hustings and Voting
14.45 Roger Bamkin Board Report for 2011-2012
15.00 James Farrar Discussion over the voting process
15.10 Tellers Announcement of the election results
15.15 Short break for tea/coffee
15.30 Afternoon Session
(Organiser & Chair: Roger Bamkin)
15.30 Anna Powell Smith Domesday
15.45 Rob McKinnon Who's Lobbying for wikipedia editors: (new browser extension for Wikipedia)
16.00 Philip Sheldrake and Neville Hobson Wikipedia and Public Relations (Video, Slides)
16.15 David Haskiya Europeana and GLAM (Slides)
16.30 Tom Morris OpenStreetMap for Wikimedians (Slides)
16.45 Fæ and Jon Davies Wrap-up & outcome of planning
17.00 Close of meeting
17.15 First meeting of new board. Others retiring to a nearby pub in typical wikimeet style.

Sunday 13th

Accommodation / wi-fi nearby

The Science Museum has free public wifi available.

The Science Museum Conference Centre recommends using this site for hotel bookings if you need to stay overnight.

There are a number of cafes with free wi-fi in the area, for example


There was a registration page available. Alongside, attendees were able to indicate their interest below:

  1. User:cja1999 12th May AGM plus another.
  2. Seven board members
  1. --Filceolaire 13:22, 29 January 2012 (UTC) Can cover my own costs to London. Can help with organising.
  2. Jon Davies WMUK 14:33, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
  3. Sam Downie Samdownie (talk) 14:25, 1 May 2012 (UTC) - Saturday only. Going to be working with the Comms doing Webcasts and audio recordings / archive of event sessions.
  4. Count me in :) --ErrantX 12:24, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
  5. Jukesie 12:41, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
  6. WereSpielChequers 12:48, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
  7. Miyagawa 12:51, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
  8. Dougweller 14:22, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
  9. Haidee Bell
  10. Assistance with travel costs would be appreciated. Harry Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 14:55, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
  11. Harry Wood 15:23, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
  12. Anna Powell-Smith
  13. David Haskiya
  14. James Knight - No travel costs required
  15. Richard Symonds 15:34, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
  16. User:Senra Looking for lift from Cambridge to London or a contribution to travel costs --Senra 17:38, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
  17. Steve Bowbrick
  18. Michael Corbett - Saturday only.
  19. LoopZilla
  20. LondonStatto 00:38, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
  21. Andy Mabbett - Saturday only. Happy to speak (on microformats as suggested above; or my GLAM activities, or... ), or help on the day.
  22. Mrjohncummings (talk) 17:49, 27 February 2012 (UTC) happy to talk about Monmouthpedia if wanted, maybe just Saturday, not sure yet.
  23. Likely. It happens to be the lovely weekend between my exams and summer term projects! Deryck Chan (talk) 21:09, 28 February 2012 (UTC)
  24. RexxS (talk) 15:05, 1 March 2012 (UTC) - I'm leaving Tipton at 06:15 and driving via Coventry and the M1 to Stanmore Tube Station (returning Sunday evening after London meetup). A day ticket from Stanmore costs £8-50. I am able to give lifts along the route, so let me know. Happy to talk about accessibility issues.
  25. Johnbod (talk) 13:57, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
  26. Daria Cybulska (talk) 09:47, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
  27. Leutha (talk) 11:32, 12 March 2012 (UTC) (I will be late however)
  28. Dsvyas (talk) 00:59, 17 March 2012 (UTC) - Can do both days.
  29. Mum's taxi (talk) 22:24, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
  30. Yaris678 13:28, 19 March 2012 (UTC) - Think I should be able to do then. I will be there. I'm speaking! Yaris678 (talk) 12:23, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
  31. Mr impossible (talk) 17:11, 22 March 2012 (UTC) - It's in the book
  32. Atomland (talk) We'd like to help by covering the event as we did for the London Web Summit and the ORGcon recently - 14.15, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
  33. Joscelyn Upendran
  34. --Stevie Benton (talk) 15:55, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  35. Andrew Davidson (talk) 10:47, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
  36. Tony Scott