Celtic Knot Conference 2018

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The Celtic Knot Conference 2018 is the second Wikipedia language conference focusing on supporting Celtic and other indigenous languages
This year the conference will be organized in collaboration between the National Library of Wales and Wikimedia UK

More information

Celtic Knot Conference 2018
at The National Library of Wales
(Coordinates: 52.414444°, -4.068889°)
5th & 6th of July 2018 - 9am to 5pm

Convened by Jason Evans for the National Library of Wales and WMUK
Contact: Jason.evansatllgc.org.uk, +44 (0)1970 632 405

Hashtag: #CelticKnot


The main objective for Celtic Knot 2018 is the coming together of people working to support language communities in the same room at same time; strengthening the bonds into a 'knot' and leading into action. Attendees can expect to learn about and discuss innovative approaches to open education, open knowledge and open data that support and grow language communities.

Conference Themes

  • Building language confidence: participation, public engagement & social equality.
  • Putting our languages on the map: preserving & opening up our cultural heritage.
  • Languages on the road to open: ongoing or new projects and initiatives in open knowledge, open education and open data.
  • The politics of language: Local, national, and international policy and practice; advocacy for funding, institutional and community support and investment
  • Hacking; making; sharing


  • Eluned Morgan AM (28136582086).jpg

Confirmed Speaker!

Eluned Morgan, AM, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, will open the conference on Thursday morning


Click here to plan and discuss with other attendees.


This programme is a draft and is subject to change and improvement. Day 1

Time Details Room
9:00 Registration and coffee National Library of Wales - DRWM Atrium
10.00 Welcome - Jason Evans DRWM
10.05 Opening speech by Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for Welsh and life long learning (Welsh with simultaneous translation) DRWM

Robin Owain, Wales Manager for Wikimedia UK. From 1,000 to 100,000 articles - milestones of the Welsh Wikipedia. (Welsh with simultaneous translation)

11:00 Coffee break DRWM Atrium
11:20 Parallel sessions


  • 12.35 Gwenno Griffith - (lightning talk) Wiki Caerdydd. (Welsh with simultaneous translation)

Education Room

DRWM and Education Room.
12:45 Lunch Council Chamber
13:45 Parallel sessions


Education Room

Drwm and Education Room
15.50 Coffee break Drwm Atrium.
16:10 Parallel sessions


  • 17.00 Daria Cybulska - Wikimedia UK and minority languages.

Education Room

DRWM and Education Room.
17.15 Everyone to the Drwm - End of Day 1 DRWM
19.00 Dance, Buffet and party Y Consti, Aberystwyth

Day 2

Time Details Room
9:00am Registration and coffee National Library of Wales - DRWM Atrium
9.30am Welcome - Jason Evans DRWM
9.40am Rebecca O'Neill, Meghan Dowling, Abigail Walsh, Vicipéid in Ireland (case study of work so far) DRWM
10.05am Simon Cobb, Wikidata Visiting Scholar, NLW - Language gaps in Wikidata DRWM
10:30am Coffee break DRWM Atrium
10:50am Parallel sessions


Education Room

DRWM and Education Room.
11:20am Shuffle time DRWM

Unconferenced planning session

12.00 Lunch Council Chamber
13:00pm Parallel sessions


  • 13.00 - 15.00 Unconferenced presentations

Education Room

  • 13.00 - 15.00 Unconferenced Workshops

Council chambers

  • 13.00 - 15.00 Unconferenced discussion groups
DRWM, Education Room & Council Chambers.
15.00 Break DRWM Atrium
15.30 Group discussion - What is the future for minority languages on Wikipedia? DRWM
16.00 Linda Tomos, National Librarian - Closing presentation DRWM
16.30 End of Conference DRWM