Schedule

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The Wikimania 2007 schedule. Credit: Kat Walsh

The Call for Papers details the various tracks of the conference. There are also some side-events.

Pre-conference programme

Developer meetings

Developer meetings (hacking days), a mini Chapters Meeting and other pre-conferences (see Meetings) will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd, and on Wednesday, August 3rd, in the Hecht House.

Tuesday, August 2nd
  Arbel Gilboa Tavor Meron Lounge
09:00 – 18:30 Movement Roles Meeting

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Developer Days Global South Meeting

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openZIM Developers Meeting Developing for Beginners
20:30 Waterloo – Abba song Festival at Gan Ha'em, across from the Dan Panorama Hotel
21:45 Movie Screening at the garden across from the venue
Wednesday, August 3rd
09:00 – 13:00 Chapters Meeting

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Developer Days Communications Committee Meeting openZIM Developers Meeting Lounge
14:00 – 17:00
17:00 – 20:00
20:00 – 50:00 Welcome Party at Tiltan College

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Main Event Programme

Tiltan Roof

Early Comers Party at Tiltan – Wednesday, August 3rd

On Wednesday, August 3rd, at 20:00 we will host an early comers' party.

  • Location: Tiltan College of Design, On the roof - with a panorama of the Haifa port and Mount Carmel.
  • Transportation: Shuttles will leave the conference area near the beginning of the event. Shuttles back to the dorms and to the hotels area will be provided at the end of the event. Google Map.
  • Selected images of the party


Thursday, August 4th

Thursday, August 4th
  Cinematheque Rapaport Arbel Gilboa Tavor
08:00 – 09:30 On-Site Registration
09:30 – 10:45

Opening ceremony
Greetings
Meir Sheetrit - Chairman, Science and Technology Committee of the Knesset (The Israeli Parliament)
Opening plenary by Prof. Yochai Benkler:

Benkler's slides


From networked cooperation to human sociality: Wikipedia as the model for a new view of social relations
A decade ago Wikipedia burst into a world not ready to comprehend it. Thousands of people cooperating effectively, without price signals to offer “incentives” or managerial hierarchy to direct efforts was an impossibility. And yet, it moves. And as it moved it combined with a deep shift across many disciplines, from biology and neuroscience to organizational sociology, experimental economics, and social psychology to paint a very different view of who we are, as human beings, and what we are capable of when we build and inhabit systems that rely on our better selves rather than on the cramped, pessimistic view of traditional economic modeling. A decade ago our explanations of Wikipedia depended on the uniqueness of the Net. Today, we are ready to learn the deeper lessons: that we are more cooperative than we came to believe in the last half century, and that our challenges lie in learning how to build a new field of cooperative human systems design not only online, but for our lives more generally as the kind of social human beings we really are.

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10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:45 Wiki Academy: Wikipedia in Schools (Hebrew)

Panel headed by prof. Judit Bar-Ilan

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Plenary by Sue Gardner, Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation Inc.

Wikimedia Foundation: The Year In Review and The Year Ahead. Wikimedia Foundation executive director will recap the Foundation's activities of the past year, and look ahead to the opportunities and challenges facing the Wikimedia projects in 2011–12.
This presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the Wikimedia Foundation WMF Board of Trustees.
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12:45 – 14:00 Lunch break (foyer)
14:00 – 15:30 Wiki Academy: Wiki Technology: Uses in Education and Business

(Hebrew, translation to English will be provided)
Panel headed by Prof. Sheizaf Refaeli

  • The "Long Tail" Potential of Wiki Technology: Uses in Education and Business
  • Information behaviors and management of Wikipedians in the context of their involvement with Hebrew Wikipedia
  • The Africa Project - Bringing Wikipedia to Africa

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GLAMorous

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Wikipedia editorial policy

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Editor surveys and analysis

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Workshops

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15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 Wiki Academy: Uses of Wiki Technology in Higher Education (English, translation to Hebrew will be provided)

Panel headed by Dr. Ory Amitay – University of Haifa

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Copyright and Intellectual Property

Panel headed by Prof. Niva Elkin-Koren

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Movement Roles

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Mobile Wikipedia

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Workshops
18:00 – 20:30 Opening cocktail and buffet dinner (Auditorium Garden)

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Friday, August 5th

Friday, August 5th
  Rapaport Cinematheque Arbel Gilboa Tavor
08:30 – 09:00 Coffee Break
9:00 – 9:45 Plenary by Dr. Joseph Reagle

Wikipedia And/Or: Prophecy Fulfilled, Happy Accident, Informational Apocalypse?
In light of Wikipedia's 10th year anniversary, Dr. Reagle will ask three different historical questions about Wikipedia. First, is Wikipedia an amazing novelty or the fulfillment of a centuries-old pursuit? Second, despite its founding mythology, wasn't Wikipedia, in fact, just an accident? Finally, is Wikipedia a beneficent undertaking or a harbinger of doom? Link to the presentation Nuvola apps juk.png Video

9:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 11:45 Chapters and co.

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Languages and cultures

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The Campus Ambassadors Program

GLAMorous II

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MediaWiki development

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Workshops

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11:45 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 13:30 Encouraging Participation

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Global South activities

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Wiki and Education

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MediaWiki development (II): Better Editing

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Workshops

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13:30 – 14:30 Lunch Break (foyer) Wikichicks lunch

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14:30 – 16:00 Evaluation and documentation of Wikipedia

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Encouraging Participation II

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Wiki in Education II

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Anti vandalism; Operations overview

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Workshops

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16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:45 Conflict resolution

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Intercultural issues

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Encouraging Participation III

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Statistical analysis; MediaWiki development

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Workshops

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17:45 – 18:00 Break
18:00 – 19:00 Lightning Talks (Register here!) OpenStreetMap mapping party
(in the streets of Haifa)
19:00 – 22:00 Free Time Activities

Saturday, August 6th

Saturday, August 6th
  Rapaport Cinematheque Arbel Gilboa Tavor
08:30 – 09:00 Coffee Break
9:00 – 10:30 Wikipedia reconsidered

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GLAMorous III

Finding Hidden Value - Panel sponsored by ISOC, headed by Dr. Yesha Sivan

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Influence of Wikipedia

Outreach projects I

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Multilingual projects

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OTRS

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10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 Event organization

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Wikipedia, the Law and the Real World

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Wikipedia and/as the community

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Semantic, better wikis

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Chapters and co. II

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12:30 – 13:45 Lunch Break (foyer)
13:45 – 15:15 Events; Fundraising

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Wikipedia as UNESCO World Heritage

Outreach projects II

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Research projects

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Wikiversity and Wikinews

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Workshops
15:15 – 15:30 Micro-Break
15:30 – 16:45 Closing ceremony:
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  • Plenary by Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia: "The State of the Wiki"
Ten years ago, Jimmy Wales typed Hello World! into a wiki, and Wikipedia was born. Today, Wikipedia is the fifth most-popular site on the internet, and the Wikimedia projects are collectively one of the world's largest and most useful repositories of human knowledge. In recent years though, we've begun to see signs that the Wikimedia community is less healthy than it used to be. The number of active editors is slowly declining, and community members report increased bureaucracy, unwelcoming behaviour, and growing barriers to participation. In this talk, Jimmy Wales will call for a renewed commitment to openness, that will revitalize the projects.
16:45 – 17:15 Wiki photo session (Auditorium Garden)
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17:15 – 19:30 Break (time to go to hotel/dorms to get ready for the beach)
17:15 – 19:30 Beach Time (optional)
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19:30 – 23:30 Closing party and dinner at the beach
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Beach Party – Saturday, August 6th

On Saturday, August 6th, at 19:00 we will host the closing event - a beach party.

  • Location: Nirvana Restaurant, Carmel Beach, David Elazar St. see location.
  • Transportation: Shuttles will be provided from the venue, the dorms and the hotels. Shuttles back to the dorms and to the hotels area will be provided at the end of the event.
  • Entrance only with your participant tag.
  • Seleceted images of the Beach Party

Sunday, August 7th

Tours are offered free of charge, but need be booked in advance and are based on availability and on minimum number of participants.

Sunday, August 7th
Tour to Jerusalem


Tour to Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee

Tour to Baha'i Gardens and the German Colony

Tour to Acre (Acco) Beach Day