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Edit-a-thon for Notable Chemists and Chemistry

at the 252nd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition
Join us for a training and editing session to improve coverage of notable chemists and chemistry topics on Wikipedia in honor of the Wikipedia Year of Science!
As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many non-scientists to learn about chemistry topics. Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. During this training, attendees will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia entries and be given time to practice their skills with experienced Wikipedians.
ACS is partnering with the Simons Foundation and Wiki Education Foundation to improve chemistry information on Wikipedia during the Year of Science. Read more about Wiki Education Foundation's partnership with ACS here, and the Simons Foundation's Year of Science efforts here.
Those who wish to participate on-site must register. 10 seats will be available to the public on a first-to-register basis. (See below for instructions.)

When and Where[edit]

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 113B, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

You may also join us remotely from wherever you are!


All are welcome to participate, newcomer and veteran alike.

On-site attendees[edit]

Convention Center from 13th looking east. Photo by Carol Highsmith
Those who wish to participate on-site must register in advance for the edit-a-thon, as seating will be limited to 50 attendees. Ten spaces will be reserved for the general public; the remainder will be assigned to ACS National Meeting attendees on a first come basis.
Register by email to k_lindblom (at) When confirmed, participants will be instructed to add their Wikipedia user names below.
  1. KLindblom (talk) 18:12, 29 July 2016 (UTC) (organizer)[reply]
  2. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 22:00, 29 July 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Dthomsen8 (talk) 01:50, 14 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Brock-brac (talk) 19:09, 21 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Walkerma (talk) 14:40, 23 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Remote attendees[edit]

Remote attendees are welcome to participate in the edit-a-thon, but will not have access to the live presentation and trainers. Please enter your Wikipedia user name below.
  1. Not really going to be able to contribute from several thousand miles away, but I'm happy to do NPP and cleanup on the articles when they're finished, perhaps the next day. Blythwood (talk) 14:48, 20 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Mhpmiller (talk) 13:07, 23 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Only second half. DMacks (talk) 15:34, 24 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]


Attendees may come and go throughout the session but instructions will be provided only during the first hour. Bring your laptop! Snacks will be provided.

Your Hosts[edit]

Sponsored by the ACS Office of Public Affairs, Simons Foundation, Wiki Education Foundation, Chemical Heritage Foundation, ACS Division of Chemical Information (CINF), and ACS Committee on Public Relations and Communications (CPRC).

Articles to work on[edit]

Your contributions to the edit-a-thon can cover any notable chemist or chemistry topic. Here are some resources to help you get started.

Articles closely related to ACS that might pose conflict of interest problems: American Chemical Society, Chemical Abstracts Service, ACS journals, award categories, and other ACS programs and services should not be edited by ACS employees. Individuals are reminded that conflict of interest editing is strongly discouraged. This includes edits to articles about yourself, your employer, and others with which you have a relationship.





Congratulations! Your work will help others to learn about an notable chemistry or chemistry subject! Please note pages you've created or expanded below.

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