The application process runs from March 26th to April 29th (12:00 UTC+2).
A few tips before filling the application form
- Read the description of the conference and the page describing the process and the criteria carefully
- Plan 20 to 30 minutes to fill out the form.
- Don’t do it at the last minute :) it will be less stressful for you, as well as for the committee.
- Prepare all your program submissions, as they will be requested in the same form (no submission can be done later). On this page you can check the formats and questions.
- Read the Friendly Space Policy that will apply to the entire event.
- Look at the visa information to check if you need a visa to Germany and what actions you need to take.
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Content of the form
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Welcome to the application form for the WikidataCon! This form will ask you information about your identity, background, and other data that we need to prepare the event. It also contains scholarship application and program submission.
⚠️ Please note that filling this form does not mean that you’re registered to the WikidataCon: due to the limited amount of seats, your application will go through a selection process, and you will be informed latest on June 12th of the status of your application.
💬 More information about the conference: http://wikidatacon.org and contact the orga: firstname.lastname@example.org
⏲️ Estimated duration to fill the form: 30min.
📋 Table of contents:
Declaration of consent
Why do we need your consent? Here is what you need to know:
Following the new rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we are legally obliged to ask for your consent to transmit your personal data to a country outside of the European Union. In this case, we are exchanging certain data with specific employees at the Wikimedia Foundation, based in San Francisco (US), as well as with four community members. These parties are members of the committee that accompanies the program submission and application process for the conference as well as for scholarship applications and therefore require to process the data for these purposes. We will only share the minimum amount of required data that the above mentioned parties need in order to fulfill their roles in the relevant processes.
We cannot guarantee that your data will be protected as fully as in the European Union, that you will have the same rights with regard to its processing or that your data will not be disclosed to public agencies in the USA. Since it is necessary for us to involve the committee as a whole, we will unfortunately not be able to allow you to participate in the event if you withhold your consent. However, you will still have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal and depending on when you withdraw your consent we may have to exclude you from participating at the conference. Please visit
to learn more about how we process and use the data submitted within the event registration form.
⚠️ We kindly ask you to NOT write in UPPER CASE when filling out this section. ⚠️
This section will be shared with the WikidataCon committee in charge of selecting the participants for the conference. Please answer the questions briefly but completely. More information about the committee and criteria: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2019/Attend
You can submit until 3 submissions to the program. The submissions will be selected by the committee. Please fill in this section carefully. Reminder: the main topic of the WikidataCon 2019 is "Wikidata and languages". Other topics, like Wikibase, the future of Wikidata, or strategy, are very welcome. For more information: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2019/Program
The following questions can be filled maximum 3 times:
Event Attendance Information
The content you enter in this section will be accessed by the organization team only, for logistic purposes.
Please check the following website to find out whether you need a visa for traveling to Germany: http://wmde.org/visa_requirements_overview.
Further visa information and instructions on the visa administration process for the WikidataCon19 can be found on wiki: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2019/Attend/Visa
Wikimedia Deutschland can offer scholarships to some of the participants. The scholarship covers travel, accommodation, food, public transport inside of Berlin and visa costs.
After your application and scholarship request are accepted, we will contact you and book the transport and accommodation. You will be accommodated with another scholar in a hotel room with a double bed (2 single mattresses, no twin beds). If you do not feel comfortable sharing a double bed, please indicate your reasons (especially disability requirements) in the "other information" field at the end of the form. We will try our best to accommodate any special requests.
Privacy and security
Friendly Space Policy
During the main event, the side-events and at all places of the WikidataCon 2019, we will apply the Friendly Space Policy for Wikimedia movement events.
You can access it here: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikidataCon_2019/Attend/Policy
Other & feedback