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Submissions/Wikipedia Takes Montreal

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission
  • Wikipedia Takes Montreal
  • Wikipedia Takes Québec City
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
  • Benoit Rochon
  • Antoine Letarte
E-mail address
  • brochon@wikimedia.ca
  • aletarte@wikimedia.ca
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia Canada
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
This presentation will explore the planning, execution and the results of Wikipedia Takes Montreal (en) & "Wikipedia Takes Québec City" (fr). This event follows the concept of the Wikipedia Takes model. Almost 300 people signed up to participate, but "only" 110 showed due to the rare event of a hurricane hitting the city. Learn more about how the organizers were able to find the calm in the eye of the storm to produce this event.
Track (Wikis and the Public Sector; GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums); WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education; Technology and Infrastructure)
GLAM and/or WikiCulture and Community
Length of presentation/talk (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Depends on the scholarship.
Slides or further information (optional)
fr:User:Letartean (en) will join this conference to present (fr) "Wikipedia Takes Québec City" (16 June 2012)
Special request as to time of presentations (for example - can not present on Saturday)