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Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference 2020
July 9 - July 10
With 20 billion page views every month, Wikipedia is one of the first stops when people search for information. It is a cornerstone of the digital age, but the information within it is not evenly represented across languages.
The Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference aims to bring people together to share their experiences of working on sharing information in minority languages. We hope to help people learn how to encourage the flow of information across language barriers and support associated communities. As in previous years we will have a strong focus on Wikidata and its potential to support languages.
Wikimedia UK has been the organiser with local partners for the 2017 Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference in Edinburgh (focusing on Scottish Gaelic), the 2018 Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference in Aberystwyth (focusing on Welsh) and the 2019 Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference in Falmouth (focusing on Cornish). In 2020, the conference will take place in Limerick, Ireland, with a focus on Irish and developing its Wikimedia community – whilst making sure that we can share and support other languages in the Celtic Knot and beyond.
- Call for papers: February 27th to March 30th 2020
- Submissions selected: April 2020
- Program published: May 2020
- Scholarships: details to be announced after March 2020
- Registration opens: May 2020
Celtic Knot 2020 aims to build on the success of the previous conferences. Speakers are encouraged to share their success stories and the challenges they have faced whilst helping to develop a small or minority language Wikipedia. Organizations, editors, any group of people are welcome to submit proposals for the program. They will be reviewed by the organization team.
We will not be restricting submissions to a particular theme, however contributors may wish to consider submitting proposals about
- How Wikidata and language technology can support minority languages
- Wikimedia projects in education with language applications
- Experiences with empowering wiki communities to create content in their language
- How cultural institutions and wiki communities work together to provide more accessible knowledge in minority languages
Submissions will be accepted for the following formats, although please note that the times are only a guide and may change slightly as we put the program together.
- Lightning talks – Short 5 minute presentations about anything you feel is relevant.
- Workshops and tutorials – 30–40 minute sessions to share skills with other participants.
- Presentation – 20–30 minute presentations.
- Panel Discussion – 30–40 minute panel discussion to discuss a topic. Please feel free to collaborate with others to put a panel together.
We will consider pre-recorded submissions if presenters are unable to attend in person. Because of unpredictable technical issues, presenting remote live will not be possible.
In this category, you can find the proposals that have already been proposed. Feel free to have a look at the existing proposals: we encourage participants to get in touch and work together on similar topics.
Submit a proposal
By submitting a proposal, you must agree that:
- your proposal’s abstract and any slides associated with it will be released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License 3.0
- if accepted, the session will be broadcast and/or recorded and made available in audio and/or visual form under the same license
There are two options to submit a proposal: creating a wikipage by using the field below, or filling in this form (Google Forms). In both cases, your submission will be published on wiki.