Wikimedians from Boston and the surrounding area meet most months, typically in casual get-togethers over food, to talk about all things Wikimedia and beyond. We also organize and attend special events, like talks from distinguished speakers, edit-a-thons, photo scavenger hunts, and collaborations with local cultural institutions. For thoughts about the future of the group, including plans for major future events, see the New England Wikimedians Facebook.
Please sign up for an upcoming event, add a future event, fill out details, or link to pictures of earlier events! Connect with other local Wikimedians, or stop by and find out what Wikimedia is about! The Boston group has met since at least 2004.
Events are also discussed on the group mailing list.
Upcoming meetups and editathons
- April 22, 2021: Environmental Health Edit-a-thon in celebration of Earth Day, April 22, 2021, 3:00-6:00 PM ET. Hosted by Boston University Libraries.
- Mar 20, 2021: Harvard Microbial Sciences Initiative x 500WS Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, Mar 20, 2021 12:00 PM ET (register here; dashboard)
- January 15, 2021 Wikipedia 20 celebration global webcast & panel by contributors to the Wikipedia 20 collection
- January 17, 2021 Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Public Domain Day 2021 + Wikipedia 20th Anniversary Celebration, Virtual event hosted by New England Wikimedians
- January 8, 2021 Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Wikidata and public domain day
- February 1, 2020 Prince edit-a-thon at MIT! Join us to edit Wikipedia articles about the music of Prince. All are welcome. 1-5pm, 14N-132, MIT. RSVP here: www.mitprinceopedia.eventbrite.com
- March 1, 2020 Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Deep Dive: Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon -- 11am to 4pm, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, RSVP to the e-mail provided on the linked event page and receive free museum admission for the day.
March 28, 2020 Wikipedia:Meetup/Cambridge Public Library/Womens Suffrage 2020, Cambridge Public Library, Central Square Branch- postponed due to pandemic
- March 31, 2020 Wikipedia:Meetup/Simmons University/Women's Suffrage and Civil Rights Activism 2020, Virtual edit-a-thon hosted by Simmons University and Wentworth Institute of Technology
- April 23, 2020 Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/BU_Earth_Day_50, Virtual Edit-a-thon hosted by Boston University Libraries
- August 17-21, 2020 BIPOC Designers in the Built Environment, virtual edit-a-thon hosted by MIT
- Jan 15 Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Public Domain Day 2019 -- 3-6pm (or later), MIT, 14N-132.
- Feb 12 Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Black History Month at Cambridge College 2019 -- 4-8pm, Cambridge College, Town Commons.
- Feb 14 Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Women Activists edit-a-thon at Simmons University 2019 -- 9:30am-4:30pm, Beatley Library, Simmons University
- March 3 ICA Deep Dive: Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon -- 11am - 4pm, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, RSVP to the e-mail provided in the event link to pre-register and receive free museum admission for the day.
- Apr 5 Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Art+Feminism at BU -- Friday, April 5, 2-5pm, Boston University, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Mugar Library, Room 205, Boston, MA.
- Nov 8 Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/WikiConference_North_America_Culture_Crawl -- all day, 10 am to 6 pm, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Fenway entrance, Trustees room
- Jan 9-11 Wikipedia Data + Editing Workshop, MIT -- 12-4pm each day, MIT Media Lab, E15-359.
- Jan 18, Jan 24, Jan 31 2018 #1Lib1Ref Edit-a-thons at Boston College Libraries -- 11-12:30 pm each day, Boston College
- Jan 26 Engineering Wikipedia edit-a-thon 2018 -- Jan. 26th, 1-5pm, MIT
- Feb 9 New England New Play Alliance and HowlRound Hackathon -- February 9, 1pm-4pm, HowlRound
- March 4, 2018 ICA/Boston Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon -- March 4, 2018, 11am-4pm, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register and receive free museum admission.
- March 16, 2018  -- March 16, 2018, 10am-4pm, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, RSVP here
- March 30, 2018 Art+Feminism at MIT -- Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/MIT Art+Feminism 2018
- July 10, 2018 Summer 2018 Edit-a-thon at BU
- Nov 2, 2018 Women in Computing & Engineering at MIT
- November 13, 2018 Makwande! Increasing Africa’s Presence on Wikipedia at BU
- January 14, 2017 Wikipedia 16th Birthday celebration, Saturday, January 14, 3-4pm, MIT Building 7, 4th floor, tables near Steam Cafe, Cambridge, MA
- January 19, 2017 Women in Politics: Edit-a-thon at MIT Libraries, Thursday, January 19 from 1pm–5pm, MIT Building 4 Room 251, Cambridge, MA
- March 11, 2017 Art + Feminism at MIT
- April 21, 2017 BLT @ BU Arts Initiative #1
- April 22, 2017 BLT @ BU Arts Initiative #2
- September 30, 2017 Women in Architecture: Edit-a-thon at MIT, Saturday, September 30 from 11pm–2pm, MIT Building 10 room 401, Cambridge, MA
- October 11, 2017 Open Access Month Edit-a-thon at BU, Wednesday, October 11 from 12pm-2pm, Boston University, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Lower Level, Boston, MA
- October 27, 2017 Open Access Week at MIT 2017, Friday October 27, 1-4:30p, MIT Building 14N room 132, Cambridge MA
- November 19, 2017 Society of Biblical Literature editathon at Hynes Convention Center, Sunday, November 19 from 5:30-7:30 in Room 200 in the Hynes Convention Center
- December 1, 2017, Decolonizing Wikipedia at Northeastern
- January 16, 2016 Wikipedia Day 15th Birthday Bash
- January 22, 2016 Teaching with Wikipedia workshop @ MIT Libraries
- January 22, 2016 Introduction to editing Wikipedia @ MIT Libraries Edit-a-thon
- January 29, 2016 Writing Black History @ MIT Libraries Edit-a-thon
- February 18, 2016 Seamless Astronomy Edit-a-thon @ Center for Astrophysics
- March 5, 2016 Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon 2016 at MIT
- April 9. 2016 Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston/Latino_Americans:_500_Years_of_History_Editathon_at_UMass_Lowell
- May 12, 2016 Edit-a-thon on Desegregation and Social Justice in Boston at UMass Boston
- July 16, 2016 Wiknic!
- October 12, 2016 Open Access / Wikipedia Loves Libraries! at Northeastern
- October 21, 2016 Images of Science and Technology at MIT Libraries
- October 28, 2016 MIT Rare Books Edit-a-thon
- November 6, 2016 Phillips Academy 2016
- December 17, 2016 December 2016 Meetup: join us in Downtown Boston
- March 28: History of Lowell editathon, last one!!
- August 19: American Chemical Society Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Notable Chemists and Chemistry
- October 16: Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon
- October 28: Underrepresented Groups in Massachusetts History Edit-a-thon
- 2014 gatherings
- 2013 gatherings
- 2012 gatherings
- 2011 gatherings
- 2010 gatherings
- 2009 gatherings
- 2008 gatherings
- 2006–2007 gatherings & mania planning
- April–December 2005 gatherings
- November 2004–March 2005 gatherings
- July 2004