[African Wikimedians] Global Conversations Nov. 21+22 - registration information

Hi everyone,

With two weeks to go until the global meetings, the Movement Strategy Support Team would like to share some important information with you.

The Movement Strategy Global Conversations will take place on Saturday November 21, 11:00 to 15:00 UTC, and Sunday November 22, 17:00 to 21:00 UTC [1]. Both events are the same, offered at different times to have participation from different regions and communities.

Regardless of your knowledge of Movement Strategy, you’re warmly invited to attend one of the calls. We have also developed a simple open source game to help you brush up on your knowledge! Download the game here [2].

The focus of the meetings on Nov. 21 and 22 will be to look at priorities identified by communities and affiliates [3], and to begin to create a movement-wide implementation plan for 2021. Most of the work during the calls will be in small group discussions. We will also set aside time for socializing and (re)connecting with other Wikimedians.

Updates will be shared on wiki for parallel input and for those that are unable to join the calls. The discussion space is already open [4]. There will be a second set of events on December 5 and 6 to take the work further and to discuss specific actions around the identified priorities. We will adapt the second set of events based on the experience of the first and welcome your feedback.

Registration

  • Please register so we can share the login information with you before the call. [5] Registration remains open until Nov. 20.

  • The meeting will take place on Zoom. Zoom was chosen as a platform that many Wikimedians are already familiar with and one that allows live interpretation and breakout rooms.

Participation

  • We are exploring ways to provide support for those that need it — for example, for a reliable internet connection, data top-up, or childcare during the events. Please indicate this in the registration form.

  • We would also like to remind everyone of our Friendly Space policy [6] so we could have constructive conversations and everyone feels welcomed to contribute.

As we get closer to the events, we will share the detailed program and other useful information with you. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Support Team via Telegram [7], Wikimedia Chat [8] or by email at strategy2030{{at}}wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the Support Team,

Kaarel

[1] The Global Events page on Meta: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Transition/Global_Conversations

[2] Download and play the Movement Strategy game: https://archive.org/details/wiki-strategy-game

[3] Map and list of priorities: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Transition/Prioritization_events/Table

[4] Discussion space on wiki: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Transition/Discuss

[5] Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclZkiCaqBDZ-BPEDw0CWOU_mv95MDUa2lY5NHUsvp9MuLEVA/viewform

[6] Friendly space policy: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Transition/Global_Conversations/Friendly_Space_Policy_and_Privacy_Statement

[7] Telegram: https://t.me/joinchat/NV8jtxZkQB7aN8spsaWtYg

[8] Wikimedia Chat: https://chat.wmcloud.org/wikimedia/channels/movement-strategy