Wikidata:WikidataCon 2019

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the conference for open data enthusiasts

25 – 26 October 2019 | Berlin, Germany







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After the success of the first WikidataCon in 2017, the conference is taking place again! The WikidataCon 2019 will take place on October 25th-26th 2019 in Berlin.

The event will be focused on networking and strategic discussions around Wikidata. The target group will of course include the Wikidata community in its broad sense, especially people and organizations who are already involved in editing, structuring and reusing the data, but will also reach further the organizations who may be interested in using Wikidata and Wikibase, or contributing in various ways to the evolution of Wikidata.

The program will be adapted to this new goal, and organized around different levels of involvement for the participants: from being inspired (with keynotes, success stories, vision of Wikidata’s future) to diving deeper into the hot topics, but also action: the participants will have the opportunity to work on projects during the conference.

Besides many possible topics that will be submitted by the participants, we plan to have a dedicated track about languages and Wikidata, discussing the perspectives for further reusing data about words within and beyond Wikidata. A lot of space will be left for discussions, networking, building connections between the different stakeholders and members of the broad Wikidata community.

The conference will be hosting at least 250 participants. In order to make sure that the access to the conference is fair, we will set up an application process, and a committee made up of both staff and volunteers will make sure that the applicants will contribute in one way or another to the goal of the conference.

We're looking forward to meeting you at the conference! In the meantime, the relevant information will be added on this page and its subpages. For any question or issue, feel free to write to


Here is a rough timeline for the next steps. This can be changed or adapted.

  • June 12th: applicants will receive an answer about their application and scholarship request
  • April 30th to June 10th: review of the applications by the committee
  • March 26th to April 29th: application phase (closed)
  • April 30th-May 30th: selection phase by the committee
  • June 12th: selected participants and scholars will be contacted
  • September 1st: program will be published
  • October: last steps of preparation (building volunteer teams, etc.)