Submissions

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Wikimedia DC invites you to submit a proposal for a presentation, panel, workshop, or other session. Submissions on any topic related to diversity in Wikipedia or the broader free knowledge movement are welcome.

  • Submissions open: May 21, 2016
  • Submission deadline: June 5, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT
  • Notification date: June 7, 2016

You will be notified about the conference organizers' decision regarding your submission. If your submission is not added to the preliminary schedule, please do not be discouraged. The Wikimedia Diversity Conference will have time set aside in the schedule for participants and attendees to participate in self-organized talks and working groups, and you will have many opportunities to bring topics forward on-site.

Terms of Participation

By submitting a proposal, you agree that the text of your proposal, your presentation slides, and any video recordings can be distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License or a compatible license. You also agree that, under the terms of the license, recordings of your presentation may be broadcast live, recorded, and made available for download later. If you prefer not to be recorded, please contact one of the conference organizers.

Further, by submitting a proposal, you agree to abide by the terms of the Safe Space Policy.

Session Types

Most sessions will take the form of panels, workshops, or presentations, but we are happy to consider other proposals if you have a different format in mind.

Type Description Length
Panel A facilitated discussion among three or more speakers on a pre-selected topic. 30–45 min.
Workshop A facilitated group-wide discussion or hands-on tutorial/work session on a pre-selected topic. 30–75 min.
Presentation A presentation on any topic within the themes covered by the conference. 15–30 min.