Wikidata:WikidataCon 2021

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WikidataCon 2021 | A sustainable future for Wikidata | Online conference | 29-30-31 October 2021



Reimagining Wikidata from the margins


Latin America and Caribbean grants




Visual identity of the WikidataCon 2021

After the first two editions in 2017 and 2019, the WikidataCon took place again in October 2021.

The WikidataCon is an event focused on the Wikidata community in a broad sense: editors, tools builders, but also 3rd party reusers, partner organizations that are using or contributing to the data, the ecosystem of organizations working with Wikibase. The content of the conference will have some parts dedicated to people who want to learn more about Wikidata, some workshops and discussions for the community to share skills and exchange about their practices, and some space left to include side events for specific projects (WikiCite, Wikibase, GLAM, etc.).

As the global COVID pandemic was still hitting the world, the conference took place entirely online. Some small local gatherings were organized by participants to attend the event together. The conference ran on October 29, 30 and 31, and took place on the online platform Venueless. The program was designed and hosted on Pretalx.

The organization and coordination of the WikidataCon was a collaboration between Wikimedia Germany and Wiki Movimento Brasil who brought their experience in running Wikidata community events. Together, we made make sure that the program would include a great diversity of speakers, and we also ran the program Reimagining Wikidata from the margins that aims at empowering people from underrepresented groups on Wikidata.

We would like to thank all participants for their active contributions, the interesting discussions and the great mood during the conference. Many thanks to the speakers, the program curators, the helpers and many people who made this event a great success.

Documentation, reports and further content will come soon. You can already check the documentation overview and help us collecting slides, links and transferring the Etherpad notes to wikipages in the full list of sessions.

If you would like to share feedback about the conference publicly, feel free to write on the talk page. If you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions, feel free to also use this talk page or write to

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