|July 2014 +/-|
|Wikipedia Editathon: Water||October 21, 2014|
|The Great American Wiknic||July 6, 2014|
|London 83||July 13, 2014|
|3rd New England General Meeting||July 19, 2014|
|Perth 14||July 19, 2014|
|Oxford 18||July 20, 2014|
|Manchester 24||July 26, 2014|
|Glasgow 4||July 26, 2014|
|August 2014 +/-|
|London 84||August 8, 2014-August 10, 2014|
|Oxford 19||August 17, 2014|
|Chronicling America, U. of Maryland||August 18, 2014|
|Cape Cod Wiknic & Photos||August 23, 2014|
|Perth 16||August 23, 2014|
|Liverpool 13||August 23, 2014|
|Portsmouth 2||August 31, 2014|
|Full Meetup Calendar|
More than a dozen Wikipedia meetup events have been held in Minnesota, including in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington. From 2005 to 2010, there was one each October. Since then, they have become more frequent and varied.
The first Minnesota meetup was held in Minneapolis on October 8, 2005. After meeting at the University of Minnesota, participants repaired to Brit's Pub for beer or cider, British food, and conversation.
The second meetup was held in Bloomington on Sunday, October 29, 2006, at one p.m. at the Mall of America, for a social hour and general discussion, at Famous Dave's BBQ restaurant (S321). This was a late change of location within the mall, but there were still nearly 20 people in attendance.
The third meetup was held on Sunday, October 7, 2007, at one p.m. at Pracna on Main restaurant, 117 Main SE, Minneapolis. After some food, drink, and conversation in the restaurant, several Wikipedians braved the unseasonably high dew point, checked out development plans for the Pillsbury A Mill, enjoyed the colorful deciduous trees in Father Hennepin park, watched a blue heron and three white-tailed deer on Hennepin Island, walked across the Stone Arch Bridge, watched a pleasure boat go through the lock around Saint Anthony Falls, looked at the ruins at Mill Ruins Park, and looked at the city from the endless bridge at the Guthrie Theater.
The fourth meetup was held at noon on Saturday, October 11, at the Town Hall Brewery on Seven Corners in Minneapolis. Participants included Appraiser, Elkman, Bobak, BenFranske, SusanLesch, Jonathunder, Matt, Megan, and Grika with two family members. After taking advantage of the lovely fall weather to eat and drink outdoors, some took a walk down to the new observation area under the I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge.
The fifth meetup took place exactly one year after the previous one, at 1 p.m., on Sunday, October 11th, at the Highland Chatterbox Pub in St. Paul. There were only six participants, but they had a lively discussion on topics related to editing Wikipedia, Wikiprojects, copyright policy and law, photography for Wikimedia, and the resources of the Minnesota Historical Society.
Two Minnesota meetups were held in 2010. Nine people attended one on Halloween afternoon at the Midtown Exchange, a historic Sears building on Lake Street in Minneapolis. After some initial difficulty locating each other in the large market, and despite competition with the sounds of a jazz concert and the Vikings game on a big screen, there was a good conversation on many topics. Editors reviewed the progress of WikiProject Minnesota. There was extensive discussion of best naming practices and areas for improvement in articles related to Native Americans and other cultural groups.
On November 20, there was a meetup at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. The Minnesota Historical Society hosted it and provided lunch. Society staff and Wikipedians shared ideas, discussed collaboration, toured the gigantic stacks of archives, and saw the State Historic Preservation Office, where National Register of Historic Places files are kept.
As part of the Wikipedia 10th anniversary worldwide events, there was a celebration in Minnesota, held on January 15, at Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment (site of the first Minnesota meetup).
A picnic was held at Minnehaha Park as part of the Great American Wiknic.
A coordinated project Wikipedia Loves Libraries promoted events across North America in October. An event was held on Saturday, October 22, at the Saint Paul Central Library.
The first Minnesota edit-a-thon was held on February 25 at Minneapolis Central Library. About a dozen participants, with a range of levels of experience editing Wikipedia, worked on articles about Minneapolis topics such as neighborhoods, people, and buildings, using the topic files of the Minneapolis Collection at Special Collections. The event was covered in a Star Tribune blog and the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
A picnic was held on July 7 at Minnehaha Falls as part of the Great American Wiknic. Only three people came, but they had a few hours of vigorous discussion of Wikipedia experiences and article topics by the falls.
A Wiki Loves Libraries event and edit-a-thon was held at Minneapolis Central Library on November 3. A large number of people attended, especially those new to editing Wikipedia. Besides editing more Minneapolis articles, there was a tour of Special Collections, and discussion of future events at other local libraries and museums. The event was covered the week before in lifestyle section of the Star Tribune.
There was a Wikipedia Day meetup at the Minnesota Historical Society on Saturday afternoon, January 12. MHS generously provided lunch and parking. After a time to socialize, there was a presentation on MNopedia and a behind the scenes preview of a exhibit on the American Civil War.
As the first of a planned series monthly meetups, there was an event on June 1 at Minneapolis Central Library.
A picnic was held on June 22 at Minnehaha Park, as part of the Great American Wiknic.
The second monthly meetup was at Minneapolis Central Library on July 6.
An August monthly meetup was planned for August 3 at the Lavvu Coffe House in Dinkytown, though it had to be moved to a different location.
A Wikipedia Day meetup was held on January 18 at the Seward Café.
An editathon on art and feminism was held on February 1 at the Regis Center.
The Great American Wiknic 2014 - Minnesota will happen at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul, Minnesota on Sunday 6 July 2014 from noon CDT to 4:00pm CDT. Meet by the entrance of the Conservatory and scout for rain-free locations. (Park pavilions have to be reserved in advance, but we may get lucky and have good weather that day for using the open part of the park grounds.) See the talk page for more details about this event.