Between 2015 and 2017, Wikimedia Deutschland hosted and organized the Wikimedia Conference. We wrote a report about our experience with 4 key learnings that we would like to share. After three years of iteratively crafting WMCON's program, we are pretty sure: Learning at a regional or local level is more effective. What does this mean for the Movement?
We would like to enrich the conversation about how we, as a Movement, can collectively support, emphasize and develop more local, regional, thematic trainings and conferences. What new types of learning should we strive for? Should we have a global program support for volunteer program teams? How can we ensure that events stay connected? How can (volunteer rotating) organizers pass on the knowledge? And if "learning equity" is the logical extension of "knowledge equity" how do we bridge this different knowledge gaps via regional and thematic conferences?
We do not have answers to these questions, but thoughts in which direction we could – to be a truly global movement, learning & collaborating from and with each other.
Participants should be able to contextualize the learnings that we have made. Ideally, we gather first questions for a a conversation to create more and better local, regional and thematic learning events in the Wikimedia movement.