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Enhancing the voice of science on Wikipedia

How universities can collaborate with the online encyclopedia in science communication

9–11 April 2024, University of Innsbruck, Austria

The upcoming conference on "Enhancing the Voice of Science on Wikipedia" focuses on the collaboration between universities and the online encyclopedia to advance science communication. Participants will explore strategies to contribute to Wikimedia projects, addressing challenges and opportunities. By highlighting examples and fostering partnerships, the conference aims to help strengthen the contribution of universities to Wikipedia. It has been organized in the framework of the EUPRIO Mobility Programme.

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Venue: University of Innsbruck, Ágnes-Heller-Haus, Innrain 52a, 6020 Innsbruck (map:


16:45 | Welcome

Melanie Bartos, Christian Flatz, Stefan Hohenwarter, Uwe Steger

17:00–18:00 | Science (Communication) and Wikipedia: Potentials and Pitfalls

Leonhard Dobusch

18:30 | Get-together and Dinner

09:00–10:30 | Options for Institutional Science Communication + Plenary Discussion

Hosted by Wikimedia Austria: Raimund Liebert and Thomas Schallhart

10:45–12:15 | Wikidata: Introduction, Insights and Best Practices + Plenary Discussion

Christian Erlinger (Mfchris84), ZHB Luzern

12:15–13:15 | Lunch

13:15–14:45 | Learnings from the EPFL Wikipedia Project + Plenary Discussion

Hosted by Wikimedia CH/EPFL: Gaël Hürlimann

Experience with and learnings from the EPFL’s Wikipedia project

15:00–16:30 | Wikipedia: Campaigns & Edit-a-thons + Plenary Discussion

Hosted by Wikimedia Belgium/U Liège: Julie Louis

Experience with the Wikipedia campaign on the International Day for Women and Girls of Science

16:30–17:30 | Wrap-up: Concept Guidelines/Manual

09:00-10:30 | Concept Guidelines/Manual

10:45-12:15 | Finalisation of guidelines

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