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Thursday, November 17

8.30 Registration opens

9.15 Welcome to country by Indigenous Elder Brendan Kerin.
        Welcome to University of Sydney by
Professor Catharine Lumby

        Introduction to conference by Associate Professor Frances Di Lauro, and Bunty Avieson

9.45 Keynote: Portals, platforms, and participation – building online collaboration around GLAM collections

Tim Sherratt is a historian and hacker who researches the possibilities and politics of digital cultural collections. Tim has worked across the cultural heritage sector and has been developing online resources relating to libraries, archives, museums and history since 1993.

Joseph Ballesteros, Belinda Ballesteros & Michael Glen Ong

Open Knowledge using Indigenous Language – the Waray Wikipedia Experience

I Gede Gita Purnama Arsa Putra & Dewa Ayu Carma Citrawati

Challenges and Rescue Balinese Manuscripts (Lontar) on the Balinese Wikisource by Creating Metadata, Cataloging, and Digitizing.

11.30 Morning tea

Lisa Maule & Sophia Coghini

Pasifika arts & Wikipedia


12.45 Lunch

1.45pm Keynote: Vandals, scandals, and Wiki-archaeology: I (can't) see for miles

Graham Pearce in conversation with Gerard Goggin.

Graham Pearce is a Wikipedia administrator from Western Australia. "I most enjoy "wiki-archaeology", where I find out if edits are properly attributed and fix problems where necessary. I also advocate for accessibility on the site as I'm blind and use a screen reader," said Graham.

Gerard Goggin is a Professor of Media and Communication at University

of Sydney and an internationally renowned scholar for his work in disability,

accessibility and design, as well as digital inequalities & inclusion.

2.30 The Adrianne Wadewitz Panel

In honour of Adrianne Wadewitz, legendary Wikipedian, feminist and English scholar, this panel features four dynamic women, each the driving force behind a range of campaigns that continue to battle gender inequity on Wikipedia. 

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Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, founder of Women In Red, and member of Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees

Annie Reynolds, winner of 2021 EDNA award for "making a feminist difference" with her editing group, Women Write Wiki

3.45 Afternoon Tea

Caddie Brain, community technologist, journalist and convenor of #Know My Name, #FranklinWomen and other gender campaigns

Caroline Phillips, visual artist, 2020/21 Regional Ambassador (Oceania) for Art+Feminism, and Secretary of the Women's Art Register.

Netha Hussain & Anwesha Chakraborty

Documenting the gender gap in Indian Wikipedia communities: Findings from a qualitative pilot study

4.30 Keynote: women scientists in Wikipedia

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Dr Jess Wade is a Research Fellow working in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. Outside the lab, Jess is committed to improving diversity in science, both online and offline. Since 2018 she has written one Wikipedia article a day to create more than 1650 biographies of ground-breaking women and people of colour working in science and engineering.

5.00 Book Launch with Heather Ford

WOW2022 is delighted to launch a new book by Heather Ford, Writing the Revolution: Wikipedia and the Survival of Facts in the Digital Age. Please join us for drinks and canapes in the Beverly Room, Courtyard Cafe, to celebrate this happy occasion, hosted by Professor Terry Flew.

"A new benchmark for Wikipedia research.” Nathaniel Tkacz; author of Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness

Ford’s examination of a single Wikipedia article becomes a bold new epistemology of our digital age.” Ethan Zuckerman

Terry Flew is a Professor of Digital Communication and Culture at USYD, an Executive Board member of the International Communication Association, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, a Distinguished Professor with Communications University of China, and an Honorary Professor at University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He has authored 14 books (five edited), 67 book chapters, 112 refereed journal articles, and 17 reports and research monographs.

This book powerfully shows how social, economic, and political facts are forged in the knowledge factory of Wikipedia. It is impossible to understand how histories are made in the contemporary world without letting Ford take you on this fascinating journey.” Mark Graham, Professor of Internet Geography, University of Oxford

Friday, November 18

9.30 Registration opens

9.45 Keynote: Wikipedia - the last great place on the Internet

Richard Cooke is an internationally based writer, reporter and screenwriter. A former columnist of the year, he is contributing editor to The Monthly magazine and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Paris Review online, The New Republic and WIRED. He is the author of two books, and his third, a cultural history of Wikipedia, will be published by WW Norton & Co in 2023. 

Amanda Lawrence & Brigid Van Wanrooy

Wikimedia and the multisector evidence ecosystem

Mathieu O'Neil & Rachel Cunneen

Assessing the use of Wikipedia as a fact-checking tool in Australian Capital Territory public schools

11.30 Morning Tea

Philip Egbule & Juliet Ossai

Feminists’ Movements and Campaign for Gender Parity and Conflict Mediation in the Global South: Using Social Media for Long-haul Activism

Kirsten Thorpe & Nathan Mudyi Sentance

Jumbunna Institute - First Nations knowledge: protocols for description and access

1.00 Lunch

1.30 The Unconference

Editing hacks, tips & tools, Wikidata, photos for Commons, Wikispore...bring your own laptops, mobile phones, energy and ideas!

Facilitators: Margaret Donald, Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, Alex Lum, Annie Reynolds, Gideon Digby, Sam Wilson, Pru Mitchell, Toby Hudson, Tom Hogarth, Kerry Raymond....

3.00 Conference finishes

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