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Wikimedia Conference 2017: The Future of Free Knowledge

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro
Recorded live at Wikimedia Conference 2017 - Berlin
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A few weeks ago, as spring made itself felt in Berlin, I had the privilege of attending a gathering of dedicated individuals from around the world, who came together for one over arching purpose  beyond the many specific projects they are busy with — the future of Free Knowledge.. and with that.. a path forward for the global movement known as Wikimedia.

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The event is entitled, the Wikimedia Conference 2017 and today you’re going to hear the big questions and ideas that were taken on and mulled over with the needs and realities of future generations in mind. In a time when so many might feel very cynical about the world and cooperation across borders & cultures, we’re going to hear about a future filled with not only possibility, but also progress. Today on the program, experience a spirit of dedication and possibility at the Wikimedia Conference 2017.

Wikipedians: Voices of a Global Movement

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host
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avatar Liang-chih ShangKuan Guest
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avatar Jon Beasley-Murray Guest

Access, outreach, innovation, and communication are among the biggest goals that were discussed at this year’s Wikimania conference in Esino Lario, Italy. Goals that are having impact right now in many different parts of the world, as well as being goals that will help make a better future when it comes to how individuals interact with wikipedia in the years to come.

photo by Niccolò Caranti CC-BY-SA 4.0
photo by Niccolò Caranti CC-BY-SA 4.0

On today’s program we will hear from wikipedians from several continents who gathered together this summer to work on their projects. These are just a few of the hundreds of talented voices present at this year’s global gathering, Wikimania 2016.