Program ideas

Wikimania 2008 Alexandria :: Change the shape of wisdom

Please use this page to propose ideas for people to speak/present at the conference. Please also use this page to list any people you have contacted. Suggestions for invited speakers and keynotes will be accepted until Friday, 18 January 2008.

Ideas for speakers

  • Licenses

Have someone GNU/CC (maybe both?) explain nicely how, when, why they are going to try to make the GFDL and CC-BY-SA compatible? Maybe also other licensing issues? (ref: wikimedia:Resolution:License update)
--> Support above. Serenity 01:09, 23 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

  • It would be great if there's one participant that could talk representing their language wiki, every wiki, just for 5 minutes or more, just sit together and brainstorm. I mean, last year, there's so many strangers (non wiki) that talk, talk, talk, what happened to hommies? (I met them during socializing, still, would be nice if they're up there) Serenity 01:09, 23 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Proposals for Sessions

This is a list for anyone to propose a session topic and potential speaker to present it, or group to workshop it.

  • The beginnings of the Web
Tim Berners Lee. What I was thinking when I invented it.See original prop 1989
  • Knowledge
The two perspectives. John Seely Brown. See link on :5th response
  • Building Libraries Workshop
Old models/ new Models
Any National Librarian (History of Alexander's library, etc)/ Jimmy Wales
  • Reclassifying the Web Workshop
Domains and their relations. Classification systems.
Group of librarians/(IP) engineers.
  • Real Time Communications Workshop
Design Issues for supporting the WWW's libraries.
  • Wikimedia Projects (this is more than one session)
Achieving the Foundation's Mission.
Looking Forward. Potential Partners. Sharing Strategy.
Sustainability Models
Chapters Committee?
Who are the new staff and what are they doing?
How volunteers can get more involved with the Foundation
  • Comparing Cultures
National. Professional. Historical.
National Treasures.
  • Change in Media Workshop. Combining the best of each.
Broadcast/ Narrowcast. One way/ Interactive. BBC/PBS//Wikipedia
  • Online Media Production Tools Workshop
What's available. Which is the most attractive for Wikimedians. What are they used for?
Eric?--Simonfj 20:18, 22 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]


Something workshop/discussion forum (maybe two or three topics?) on Wikimedia chapters?


The situation in Egypt is probably not perfect, so can we have something on Censorship and free knowledge? How about someone from the Initiative for an Open Arab Internet?


Evolution of community. Diversity of linguistic community. Cyberstalking. Welcome newbies. Useability etc... Workshop style

Brainstorm seed

"Knowledge is of two kinds. One is what we know. The other is what we can look up." John Ruskin Phil burnstein 20:06, 9 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]