Wikipedia:Meetup/LA/Wikipedia Day 2017

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Wikipedia Day
16th Birthday Bash
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When and Where
Date:Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time:11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Address:Ace Hotel
929 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Social media
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Wikipedia Day cakes!
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You are invited to join us at Ace Hotel for Wikipedia Day Los Angeles 2017, a Wikipedia celebration and mini-conference as part of the project's global 16th birthday festivities. In addition to the party, the event will be a participatory unconference, with plenary panels, lightning talks, and of course, open space sessions.

Special guests include Professor Peter Lunenfeld of UCLA, presenting a lecture on digital culture, and former CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin, participating in a panel discussion on Wikipedia's relationship to our new post-truth world.

And there will be cake!

Please sign up/RSVP below; due to limited capacity, RSVPs are essential

Parking/transit info[edit]

  • This event is being held at the same time as a major march (FB link) so expect some level of traffic and parking headaches. (Be sure to say clear of Pershing Square!)
  • In case this is useful to anyone attending without a car: The easiest Metro stop is Pershing Square, on the Red Line or the Purple Line. From there, it's just five blocks down Broadway to the Ace Hotel.Penny Richards (talk) 04:36, 10 January 2017 (UTC)
  • But given what's going on at Pershing Square that day, a better choice for Metro riders might be the station at 7th St / Metro Center.Penny Richards (talk) 01:25, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
  • There's parking at the Ace and several nearby lots. (Please note that we're not able to validate parking at the Ace.)


Welcome and introduction Calliopejen1
(Jen emceed the day!)

introuction and wlcome and intructions b 11:15-11:45
Facts Are Not White Noise
Presentation by Peter Lunenfeld
Department Vice Chair, Professor at UCLA Design Media Arts

Peter Lunenfeld's work on digital culture can be mapped via a Venn diagram that includes media philosophy, design theory, art criticism, urban history and digital humanities. Books include: The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading, Digital_Humanities (co-author), USER: InfoTechnoDemo, Snap to Grid, and The Digital Dialectic (all from MIT Press). He is the creator and editorial director of the Mediawork project, a cross-platform publishing series for the MIT Press. His current research examines new modes of knowledge formation that go beyond print, the design of the digital humanities, and the centrality of meaning making to digital culture. (More at Peter's website)

11:45 - 1:00
Alternative Facts, Wikipedia, and Post-Truth
Panel: Jana Gallus, Moderator, Assistant Professor, UCLA Anderson School Strategy
Juliet Lapidos, Op Ed and Sunday Opinion Editor, Los Angeles Times
Jessica Yellin, journalist, former Chief White House Correspondent for CNN
Evelyn McDonnell, Associate Professor of Journalism and New Media and Director of Journalism, Loyola Marymount University

1:00 - 2:00
Break for food (you're on your own for lunch) and open space discussions

2:00-2:30 (or later if more people want to present!)
Lightning talks, including "He Who Writes the History Books Wins" by Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight
Sign up below if you're interested in giving a lightning talk

Art+Feminism is an international public project established in 2013 in response to the gender gap on Wikipedia. A DIY project, A+F developed materials and methods so that anyone can organize in-person, communal editing events on content pertaining to women and the arts. Since the first Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in March, 2014, 4,600 participants have gathered at 280+ events worldwide, creating and improving 4,600 articles. A+F is based in New York at The Museum of Modern Art. You can learn more on the project website: Art+Feminism

Moderator: Kimberly Brooks, artist
Jacqueline Mabey, independent curator and co-founder, Art+Feminism
Michael Mandiberg, artist and co-founder, Art+Feminism
Stacey Allan, co-founder & executive editor at East of Borneo
Kai Alexis Smith, Academic Research Librarian, Cal Poly Pomona

3:45 - 5:00
Celebrate Wikipedia's 16th Birthday and #WP:CA!

Lightning talks[edit]

Add your 5-minute lightning talk topic here!
Present a brief talk about wiki topics or anything Free Culture-related. Actual schedule for lightning talks will be determined the day of event. Lighting talks with active discussions can break out into Open Space sessions! Last-minute entries always accepted!

Open space discussion topics[edit]

Add your open space discussion topic here!

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Porsche Simpson

Kingston Trinder and Pascale Georgiev.

John Lavitt (talk)

Tayler Johnson +1


Ben H. Pedrosa

maraya g.

Claire Collop

Natascha C

  • failed projects 04:25, 15 February 2017 (UTC)


Liliana Jauregui & Dayana Ferraez

Rose Ermer +2

Diana Nam +1

  • The one not to be named (added on behalf of an anonymous editor by JSFarman)
  • Salome Breziner
  • Elizabeth Carter
  • Juliet Lapidos
  • Evelyn McDonnell
  • Kimberly Brooks
  • Jessica Yellin
  • Peter Lunenfeld
  • Kai Alexis
  • Jana Gallus
  • Michael Mandiberg

lana modyle +1* 2605:E000:1309:C0C4:51AF:7955:DAB8:E5D3 (talk) 17:33, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Alyssa Hargrave

Mina Hong

Sebastian Val

Jemal Hussein

Yanice Benitez

Max Morgan

Ernesto Martinez

Solren Marc

Gorkem Tekdal

Matt Sobel +1

Seamore Butts

  • A. Slater
  • M. Tirre

Jana C +1 :) we'll come after lunch! Yani A +1 :) thank you!

I'll be there

MRM Jaster

Katrina Guevara

Jennifer Lee