Submissions/2005-2015 - From the Wikimedia Annual Conference to Wikimania: 10 years, what has changed, what hasn't?

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Submission no.
2025
Title of the submission
2005-2015 - From the Wikimedia Annual Conference to Wikimania: 10 years, what has changed, what hasn't?
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
discussion/panel, presentation? (TBD)
Author of the submission
Delphine Ménard - notafish
E-mail address
delphine@notafish.org
Username
notafish
Country of origin
France
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Funds Dissemination Committee - Organizer of the first Wikimania :)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

The first Wikimedia Annual International Conference, not called yet Wikimania, happened in 2005 in Frankfurt, Germany. 10 years later, here we are in Mexico City. From North to South, Wikimedia has grown to a point where in the parts of the world the question "What is Wikipedia?" is not really being asked anymore. Yet, many people still don't know that the Wikimedia projects can be edited, don't know about free knowledge and free content that Wikimedia tries to promote. There are also many geographies where Wikimedia and its projects still need to happen as a movement, an idea, a philosophy. The idea behind this presentation is to gather a few "old ones" to look back at what we've achieved in 10 years, how the Wikimania of 2015 reflects on the past 10 years, what has worked and what hasn't, what directions Wikimedia is taking and how those directions fit into what was said and done 10 years ago. A panel discussion might be the best format here, but a presentation could be interesting if noone is interested in doing a panel.

Track
* WikiCulture & Community
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Not sure.
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