Wikipedia:Meetup

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Regular (or more spontaneous) face-to-face meetings of Wikipedians take place in cities around the world. This page is used as a starting point for Wikipedians organising meetups, and subpages are used for finalising the details once a meetup has been agreed. For meetings in other languages/places please use the interlanguage links from this page.

Cities and countries hosting meetups around the world[edit]

Projects & events[edit]

Projects & initiatives[edit]

International[edit]

  • WikiCon (WikiConference/WikiConvention)

Categories[edit]

Future meetups[edit]

the Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, in Chicago on February 1, 2014
Video narrated by User:Jimbo Wales which can be used to promote meetups.

Scheduled future meetups[edit]

Wikipedia Meetups

February 2016 +/-
Montana History 2 February 1, 2016 (2016-02-01)
Women in Red 7 (Black Women's History) February 1–15, 2016 (2016-02-01 – 2016-02-15)
Columbus 4 February 3, 2016 (2016-02-03)
Black Lunch Table @ McColl Ctr, Charlotte 1 February 4, 2016 (2016-02-04)
Black Life Matters AfroCROWD @ Schomburg Ctr February 6, 2016 (2016-02-06)
Hitchin 1 February 7, 2016 (2016-02-07)
Seattle February 9, 2016 (2016-02-09)
Melbourne 32 February 10, 2016 (2016-02-10)
Columbus 5 February 10, 2016 (2016-02-10)
Black Lunch Table @ McColl Ctr, Charlotte 2 February 11, 2016 (2016-02-11)
Black History Month @ NPR Washington, DC February 12, 2016 (2016-02-12)
Black Cultural Archives London February 13, 2016 (2016-02-13)
Nashville Public Library February 13, 2016 (2016-02-13)
Sydney Powerhouse Museum February 13, 2016 (2016-02-13)
London 102 February 14, 2016 (2016-02-14)
Canberra February 2016 February 17, 2016 (2016-02-17)
WikiWednesday NYC (February) February 17, 2016 (2016-02-17)
Black History Matters @ Civil Rights Heritage Ctr February 18, 2016 (2016-02-18)
Black Lunch Table @ McColl Ctr, Charlotte 3 February 18, 2016 (2016-02-18)
Perth 24 February 20, 2016 (2016-02-20)
Do Space Edit-a-thon (Omaha) February 20, 2016 (2016-02-20)
Oxford 36 February 21, 2016 (2016-02-21)
Wooster Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies February 22, 2016 (2016-02-22)
East London 5 February 23, 2016 (2016-02-23)
ND Black Lives Matter February 24, 2016 (2016-02-24)
Black Lunch Table @ McColl Ctr, Charlotte 4 February 25, 2016 (2016-02-25)
Liverpool 18 February 27, 2016 (2016-02-27)
March 2016 +/-
Women in Red 8 (Art+Feminism) March 1–31, 2016 (2016-03-01 – 2016-03-31)
Art+Feminism @ Temple University, Philadelphia March 4, 2016 (2016-03-04)
Art+Feminism @ University of the Arts, Philadelphia March 4, 2016 (2016-03-04)
Art+Feminism @ AGO Toronto March 5, 2016 (2016-03-05)
Art+Feminism @ Madison Public Library March 5, 2016 (2016-03-05)
Art+Feminism @ MoMA March 5, 2016 (2016-03-05)
Art+Feminism @ Philadelphia Museum of Art Library March 5, 2016 (2016-03-05)
Art+Feminism @ University of Nevada, Las Vegas March 5, 2016 (2016-03-05)
Art+Feminism @ Yale Union, Portland, OR March 5, 2016 (2016-03-05)
Art+Feminism @ Interference Archive March 6, 2016 (2016-03-06)
Seattle March 8, 2016 (2016-03-08)
WikiWarrior @ UNL Love Library March 15, 2016 (2016-03-15)
Keshen Goodman Public Library March 19, 2016 (2016-03-19)
Oxford 37 March 20, 2016 (2016-03-20)
Full Meetup Calendar

Procedure and advice[edit]

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  • Create the page
    • Use or create a sub page of Wikipedia:Meetup to organize the meeting.
    • Make it easy to sign up, with simple subsections like Likely attendees, Possible attendees and Regrets for signup lists, as at Meetup/NYC.
    • See Wikipedia Meetups - A design pattern catalogue for advice about Locations, Timing, People, and Topics.
  • Attract attendees
    • Solicit invitations of geographically local Wikipedia users.
    • Create a geonotice request.
    • Create a list of Wikipedians interested in future and regular meetups for a given location where they can sign up (alternatively, userboxes with corresponding categories can be used).
    • Use other media outside of Wikipedia to advertise to non-Wikipedia users
    • Don't be afraid to spam people: Make a big list like Meetup/NYC/Invite list from all people who have ever expressed interest in attending a meetup, as well as all people in categories like Category:Wikipedians in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia userbox and other regional categories.
      • Don't manually post notices to all the editors who are listed in a geographical category. Simply post a request at WP:BOTREQ, asking for a bot owner to have a bot deliver the (specified) message to everyone in the category.
    • Place notices at talk pages like Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Philadelphia and even Talk:Philadelphia.
    • Contact your local chapter - if you have one - who will be able to contact people in the local area, or help you in other ways.
  • Organize event
    • Organize location
    • Organize eating arrangements
    • Settle on a definite time and place, and don't change it. If someone is just bold, people will know about the date a few weeks in advance (instead of a couple of days), which will make planning easier for individuals. Getting input from everyone is good, but you don't need a formal vote on everything, which can delay the process.
    • Consider whether you want any sort of agenda for the meetup (like a discussion on a specific topic, or forming a local chapter).

Past meetups[edit]

There have been many meetups in various locations across the globe.

Pictures[edit]

A gallery from many different cities can be found at:

Gallery[edit]

Tools[edit]

See also[edit]

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