Wikipedia:Wiki World's Fair

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Wiki World's Fair attendees! Thanks for coming, everyone!
Queens Museum, venue of our Saturday flagship event, with the Unisphere just outside
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park.
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The Wiki World's Fair is a New York City wiki-celebration with its flagship event to be held all-day on Saturday August 13, 2022 at the Queens Museum, in the context of the 1939/1964 fairgrounds at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. There will also be smaller sessions for much of August 12-14 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) as hybrid local gatherings for the global online conference Wikimania 2022. The series is a sequel to the Wiki World's Fair Governors Island of a decade ago.

Befitting the globally-minded theme, the event is to include a Translat-a-thon (in the proud Queens wiki tradition), and an exploration of topics at the intersection of culture and technology.

All attendees are subject to Wikimedia NYC's Code of Conduct. In addition, to participate in person you should be vaccinated and also be sure to respect others' personal space, and we may limit overall attendance size if appropriate. The Queens Museum encourages the wearing of masks when indoors, and especially be mindful of those in your proximity.

Note: Museum tickets are not required. When you arrive at the Queens Museum, just say you are coming for the Wiki event, and register at the front desk.


WMNYC visitors at Dendur, Friday

Livestream times relevant to NYC (tentative). The flagship in-person session will be on Saturday at and around the Queens Museum, some others may have more informal events, e.g, at Bohemian Citizens' Benevolent Society beer garden in Astoria.

For completists and those comfortable with early mornings, we will possibly also have micro-gatherings 8-10am on Thursday (only chance to synch with the Asia-Pacific day), Saturday and Sunday.

There will also be a lazy lunch on Friday afternoon for out-of-town earlycomers who are arriving then, before the evening welcome reception.

Day Time Agenda Location
Friday: August 12


6pm-10pm Evening welcome reception Beer garden
Bohemian Citizens' Benevolent Society
Astoria, Queens
Saturday: August 13


10am Brunch picnic (homemade quiches)

Outside museum on Unisphere side

Queens Museum (official listing)
lunch from "Mama's Empanadas"
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
11am Welcome at museum


12pm Walking tours
Panorama with Xavier Robles-Armas
1pm Edit-a-thon/Translat-a-thon
2pm Broadcast intro and Panel I

(2:15 broadcast start)

2:30pm Panel II and Panel III
3pm Lightning Talks I (+Edit-a-thon)
4pm Lightning Talks II (+Edit-a-thon)
5pm-late Queens Night Market
(performances + food/art vendors)
(Our picnic blankets on shaded grass inside perimeter
closest to Rocket Park and Forms in Transit)
Sunday: August 14


10am Morning global breakfast banquet Industry City
Bandshell or adjoining tent
Courtyard 1/2 between 36th and 37th St
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
11am-3pm Afternoon closing ceremony


Especially at the Queens Museum on Saturday, we'll focus on content improvement on Wikipedia, Wikidata, and other projects. Given the World's Fair theme, we will put a particular emphasis on building maps and on translations.

We will build on the history of the fairgrounds, and on the Queens Museum permanent collection and current museum exhibitions, including the Panorama of the City of New York and related map stuff, combined with the topics of the Stephanie Dinkins exhibition (which extends into the Panorama).

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Neighborhoods to translate[edit]

List of Wikipedia articles on NYC neighborhoods not written yet, for top Queens idioms (other languages available on request):

Museum exhibitions[edit]

World's Fair[edit]

Lightning talks[edit]

Add your 3-5 minute lightning talk here! Lightning talks may cover a wide range of topics related to Wikipedia, Wikimedia, and the larger free culture movement. They don't even have to mention Wikipedia/Wikimedia, but they should reflect it in some way. However, we ask that lightning talks aren't commercialized or used to promote or sell products and services.

Lightning talks were given live in-person, recordings are available on Commons.

  • 3pm: Lightning Talks I
  • 4pm: Lightning Talks II

Sign up[edit]

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Unfortunately, I am no longer able to attend due to a recent covid-19 exposure. I am staying put and avoiding contact so as not to infect anyone. I am with you in spirit, however.
I send my sincere and best wishes for a resourceful & robust Wiki World's Fair,
I am certain the New York City Pavilion "at" Wikimania will uphold the proud legacy of the building!
--CmdrDan (talk) 03:16, 14 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]