WikiConference UK 2013/Speakers

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This page is intended to help track potential speakers or collaborations in relation to WikiConference 2013. Please add additional ideas below. If you make contact or any other progress then please add notes under each name.

Keynote Speakers[edit | edit source]

  • David Sleight, Dean of Public Engagement and Faculty of Media, Humanities and Performance, University of Lincoln
    • Initial contact sent --ErrantX (talk) 11:04, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Tom Watson, MP
    • Initial contact sent --ErrantX (talk) 11:04, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Community talks[edit | edit source]

  • Wikipedia Takes Coventry / Partnership with the Herbet
    • Harry & Rockdrum
    • Erin Hollis, The Herbert, Coventry - our contact at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum?
      • I guess Harry or Rockdrum be best placed to make this contact? I like this suggestion as the Herbert is one of our success stories from 2012. It would be interesting to hear about how to go about establishing a cultural outreach etc. --ErrantX (talk) 12:13, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
        • Harry and I were considering giving a talk on Wikipedia Takes Coventry at this event - given that's the most recent (and most fruitful) event to have come out of the partnership (and perhaps giving one on the partnership as a whole at GLAM-WIKI in April). Erin might be interested in joining us... Rock drum (talkcontribs) 15:47, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
          • Awesome! I'm going to move this to a new "Community Talks" section on that basis. It would be great to have the three of you do a "community keynote" (i.e. extended talk) about this. --ErrantX (talk) 16:45, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Would it be possible to have someone talk about the Virtual Learning Environment? This sounds like a cool idea and I'd like to know more about what is being attempted and where we are up to. At the moment, all I have to go on is that page and Wikipedia:Moodle. Moodle sounds great but I want to know more! Yaris678 (talk) 13:03, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
  • I'd like to do a talk about "Three prongs of outreach". Wikimedia UK is a GLAM-heavy organisation: the work that the GLAM ambassadors and partners do is awesome and is the jewel in the crown of WMUK, but GLAM is only one arm of our outreach, that also (see the sidebar) includes expert outreach and education projects. I'd like to talk about our achievements in the other two areas, and the opportunities for volunteers. It doesn't have to be very long. I could mention the VLE as well, although there are others far better suited to talk about it than I. MartinPoulter (talk) 14:30, 12 March 2013 (UTC)