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From Wikimania 2011 • Haifa, Israel

This is an open submission for Wikimania 2011.

Notes from the sessions


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Global Melt participants in Berlin
Global Melt totem, example of prototype from workshop in Berlin
Title of the submission
Global Melt - how to make events not suck
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Michelle Thorne
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michelle [at] mozillafoundation [dot] org
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Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Mozilla Foundation
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)

Global Melt is a workshop for members and leaders of global peer-driven movements to explore how accelerate projects and build community through events. Events are precious opportunities to do things together in real life (IRL), but often, these moments are squandered sitting in dark auditoriums or squeezed between too many unstructured panels.

How can we organize events that readily fit our principles of openness, collaboration, and participation? How do we make the most out of our time together face-to-face? What tools, tips, and tricks make events more meaningful?

In Haifa, we will rapidly develop paper prototypes and shared events resources that can be used immediately at Wikimania as well as across peer-driven communities. We will iterate on tools developed at Global Melt Berlin, a workshop that brought together representatives from Wikimedia staff, board and chapters, Creative Commons, Mozilla, and many other Free/Open projects, and hack on ways to increase the impact of live events.

Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
People and Community
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