Wikidata:WikidataCon 2021/Program/Day 2 and 3 - Community tracks

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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





Day 1 - Main program

Day 2 and 3 - Community tracks

Preconference: Transbordados

Side events

On the second and third day of the conference, the program will consist of several thematic tracks organized during several time slots, to accommodate various time zones.


The schedule of the conference is available here, hosted on Pretalx. The program is still evolving, some information, times or sessions may change before or during the conference.

With Pretalx, you can enjoy the following features:

  • access the program from mobile
  • change the display of the times to adapt to your own time zone (the default setting is UTC/GMT)
  • mark some sessions as favorite by clicking on the start icon, and viewing your own custom schedule by clicking on the star button next to the time zone field
  • export the schedule in other formats: iCal, Json, XML, etc.

Overview of tracks[edit]

Here's an overview of the tracks we will have during the WikidataCon 2021. The exact times may still evolve before the event.

🗓️ Day 💬 Room 1 💬 Room 2 💬 Room 3 🛠️ Hacking Room 🎉 Social Room
Day 2

Saturday, October 30th

Tips & tools - 08:00 to 11:00 UTC

This track is focused on editing activities on Wikidata, in order to share knowledge among editors.

Track curator: Gnoeee

Sister projects - 08:00 to 15:00 UTC

This track combines sessions about the integration of Wikidata with other Wikimedia projects and everything related to languages.

Track curators: Mike Peel, Susanna Ånäs

Sustainable future - 08:00 to 14:00 UTC

This track aims to address the various sustainability topics around Wikidata (technical, community growth, etc.) but also how Wikidata relates to the broader topic of sustainability in the world.

Track curator: Lydia Pintscher (WMDE)

Space for editing together, working on technical topics, and other spontaneous gatherings.

The content of the Hacking Room will not be recorded.

Space for socializing, off-topic discussions and social events. We will use the tool that allows people to form small groups and discuss with audio or video.

If you're interested in organizing a social event, please get in touch with Lea Lacroix (WMDE).

The content of the Social Room will not be recorded.

Reusable data - 12:00 to 23:00 UTC

This track covers the topics of reusing data from Wikidata and data quality. It is a space for organizations and tools interested in using Wikidata's data, but also to talk about data quality tools, patrolling, maintenance...

Track curators: Sandra Fauconnier, Dalton Martins (University of Brasília), Tpt, Frimelle

GLAM - 16:00 to 23:00 UTC

A track for all topics related to cultural institutions (galleries, libraries, archives and museums).

Track curators: Giovanna Fontenelle, Hilary Thorsen

Reimagining Wikidata - 15:00 to 23:00 UTC

In this track, you are encouraged to submit sessions related to diversity, empowering underrepresented voices, etc.

Track curators: Kelly Foster, Akbar Ali

Day 3

Sunday, October 31st


00:00 to 08:00 UTC This slot is primarily for sessions organized by people located in Asia and Oceania. It contains presentations, discussions and meetups on various topics.

Track curator: Seav


10:00 to 17:00 UTC The space for all Wikibase-related topics! Workshops, meetups, discussions, as well as technical gatherings are welcome.

Track curators: Lozana Rossenova, Laurence "GreenReaper" Parry

Education & science

10:00 to 18:00 UTC This track combines topics related to Wikidata in education, Wikidata in academics, Wikidata in universities, etc. as well as science-related projects.

Track curators: Shani Evenstein, LiAnna Davis, Will Kent


11:00 to 17:00 UTC This is the space for presentations, discussions and workshops related to WikiCite, source metadata, and bibliographical data.

Track curators: Simon Cobb, Phoebe Ayers

Propose a session[edit]

The call for proposals is now closed. Proposers will receive news of their submissions before October 26. A new version of the schedule will be released on October 27 and regularly updated before and during the conference.

Here's the list of the fields that are required in the submission form:


  • For the program selection and display, we are using Pretalx, an open source tool dedicated to proposing and scheduling conference program.
  • The sessions will take place on an instance of the open source video conference tool Big Blue Button, embedded in our online venue tool Venueless. It includes the usual features of a video conference tool: you will be able to talk, share your screen or a specific file, all participants can mute or unmute their microphone and camera, there is a text chat. If you're a speaker, you can have an overview of the available features here.
  • The notes will be taken on Etherpad.
  • If you're a speaker, you can find a slidedeck template here. The Montserrat font is available under an open license.

If you have any questions or issues, feel free to write on this talk page or directly to the organizing team at