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Day One

Friday - August 4, 2006

Time Session - Ames Session Session Session Discussions Workshops Open space
9:00–10:15 Welcome and Jimbo Wales plenary
10:15–10:45 Break, open space introduction
10:45–noon Session 1

Benjamin Mako Hill: Toward a definition of freedom

A conversation with Ward Cunningham

Judith Donath (invited speaker): Identity, anonymity and the wiki

Cathy Ma: Trust and Wikipedia

Derek Lackaff and Alexander Halavis: Sins of omission? An exploratory evaluation of Wikipedia's topical coverage

Jim Giles: Comparing Wikipedia and Britannica: The story behind Nature's encyclopaedia story

Chris Messina: All the world's a wiki: how Barcamp was planned in 6 days using a wiki, IM, IRC, blogs and word of mouth

Alexis Rondeau and Stan Wiechers: Semapedia.org - The physical Wikipedia (workshop)

Copyright basis and Wikipedia: A workshop

Betsy Megas: Wiktionary: Nuts and bolts, bells and whistles

12:00–1:30p Lunch (Ropes Gray) breakout bofs and lightning talks; press conference
1:30–2:15p Plenary: Lawrence Lessig -- The Ethics of the Free Culture Movement (Ames) Audio and Video
2:15–2:30p Break
2:30–3:30p Session 2

Eben Moglen: Document Licenses and the Future of Free Culture

Wikipedia and social roles:
♦ Adriana Amaral - Subcultures and Wikipedia
♦ Daniel Caeton: Perpetual negotiation machine
♦ Panagiota Alevizou: Encyclopedia or cosmopedia?

♦ Elijah Meeks: Criticism of Wikipedia
♦ Martin Walker: Wikipedia 1.0

Lodewijk Gelauff: Localization, on a global project BoF

Rob Lanphier: Enterprise MediaWiki BoF

Jessica Baumgart and Gary Price: Tips for conducting research and evaluating information

3:30–4:00p Afternoon break
4:00–5:15p Session 3 BoFs

Section 230: At the Gates between Liability for Harmful Speech and Wikipedia (panel)

Wiki projects:
♦ Jack Herrick: How to transition from a static content site to a wiki: The wikiHow experience
♦ Evan Prodromou: Wiki and open content travel guides: past, present, future
♦ Chris Bronk: Diplopedia: Application of the Wiki Model for Collaborative Drafting in Foreign Affairs

Wikipedia and the Semantic Web (panel)

Jessica Baumgart and Gary Price: Tips for conducting research and evaluating information, cont.

Finne Boonen: Fighting vandalism with Vandalfighter (workshop)

Martin Walker, Paul Kobasa: Validation on Wikipedia: How do I know this article is accurate? (panel discussion)

Lightning talks #1

5:15–5:30p Break
5:30–7:00p(?) Ropes Gray: Wrap-up (summary of day's sessions); Poster reception

Day Two

Saturday - August 5 2006

Time Session - Ames Session - Pound 101 Session - Pound 102 Session - Pound 100 Discussions - Pound 335 Workshops - Pound 107 Open space
9:00–9:15 Welcome, daily announcements and overview
9:15–9:30 Break
9:30–11:00 Session 4 Views on collaboration:

Yochai Benkler: The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom (invited speaker)
Rishab Ghosh: 200 years of collaborative ownership: from open source steam engines to free genetics, Linux and Wikipedia (invited speaker)

What can Wikipedia learn from Open Source Software Development? (panel discussion)

Wikis in Education: Wiki uses in learning and teaching (panel)

Wikis in libraries: Wikis: Enabling library knowledgebases (panel)

Laurence Parry: A Tale of Two Wikis: Techniques for building, managing and promoting collaborative communities

Angela Beesley: Cross-wiki policy and features discussion

Wikisource workshop: editorial choices

11:00–11:30 Break
11:30–12:30p Plenary: Brewster Kahle - Universal Access to All Knowledge (Ames) (Video)
12:30–2:00p Lunch (Ropes Gray)

j Baumgart: Librarianesque birds of a feather session, Pound 200;

Kat Walsh: OTRS discussion session

(Pound 335)

2:00–3:30p Session 5

Michael Eisen (invited speaker): Open academic publishing

Jenny Preece (invited speaker):Community, Social Interaction and Wikipedia

♦ Betsy Megas: Defining WiktionaryZ
♦ Erik Moeller: Wikidata: Creating the structured wiki

Wikis in Education:
♦ Piotr Konieczny: Wikimedia projects as a teaching tool
♦ Jan-Bart Devreede: The use of wikis and Wikipedia in Dutch Education
♦ Salvor Gissurardottir: Wikibooks, webquests and Wikipedia

Wikipedia community dynamics:
♦ Alex Schenck: Observations From The Bridge: Why Wikipedia Is So Attractive
♦ Seth Anthony: Contribution patterns among active Wikipedians
♦ Srinivas Gunta: Role of trust in an open system - The process of RfAs

Language and cultural barriers and challenges to Wikipedia (discussion)

Kasper Souren: The Wiki Party bof, a political party based on wiki
Olin panel: Creating a wiki-like college

Lightning talks #2

3:30–4:00p Afternoon break
4:00–5:30p Session 6

Karen Christensen, Paul Gazzolo, Erin McKean (invited speakers): Publishing dead-trees encyclopedias

Technical infrastructure:
Brion Vibber: What's cooking in MediaWiki: Single sign-on, version tagging, and other goodies

Hacking days review

A Q&A session with the English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee (panel)

Technical Infrastructure:
♦ Christoph Sauer: What you see is wiki - Questioning WYSIWYG in the internet age
♦ Darniet Jennings: Why WYSIWIKI?
♦ Chris Luer: Disambiguation: the key to information architecture?

Wikis and the news:
♦ Wikinews discussion
♦ Dan Gillmor - citizen journalism BoF

Wikis in Education Discussion: Free the curriculum: Supporting educators with open content (discussion)

5:30–5:45p Break
5:45–6:00p Daily wrapup, session summary
Saturday evening outside activities, attendee party

Day Three

Time Session - Ames Session - Pound 101 Session - Pound 102 Session - Pound 100 Discussions - Pound 335 Workshops - Pound 107 Open space
9:00–9:15 Welcome, daily announcements and overview (Ropes Gray)
9:15–9:30 Break
9:30–11:00 Session 7

Mitch Kapor: I'd Like to Have an Argument: Inspiration from the Wikipedia about Collaborative Advocacy and Politics (archive recordings)

Florence Devouard: Wikimedia Foundation: building in diversity (archive recordings)

Wikis in enterprises:

Organizational uses of wiki technology (panel)

Technical infrastructure:
♦ Silvan Reinhold: Using wiki systems as information back-ends for e-learning applications
♦ Paul Sponagl: Device independent access to Wikipedia
♦ Kasper Souren: Wikipedia on the Nokia 770

Research and data visualization:
Research about Wikimedia: A workshop

Semantic wiki:
Using Wikipedia’s knowledge in your applications (workshop)

11:00–11:30 Break
11:30–12:30p Plenary: Wikimedia Foundation Board Panel (Ames) (archive recordings)
12:30–2:00p Lunch (Ropes Gray)
2:00–3:15p Session 8

Fernanda Viegas, Martin Wattenberg, Ben Shneiderman: Can Visualization help? (panel)

International projects:
♦ Benjamin Martin: Huru na Bure: Swahili collaboration and the future of African languages on the web
♦ Kasper Souren: The Bambara Wikipedia, one year later
♦ Roland Burger: Wikivoices - Culture and Language

Betsy Devine: Schrödinger's Wiki: The quantum challenge of media attention

Joe Reagle: Is the Wikipedia Neutral?

Gerard Meijssen: Differentiation of authentication regimes to prevent more vandalism

Piotr Gawrysiak: Plans not Maps! Wikiplan – a Collaborative Geographical Map Building System

Kelly Martin: Consensus as a governing principle: Does consensus scale? BoF

Wikimedia legal issues discussion

Lightning talks #3
3:15–3:30p Break
3:30–4:15p Ropes Gray: David Weinberger: What's happening to knowledge? (Archive recordings)
4:15–4:30p Break
4:30–5:30p Ropes Gray: Wrap-up, closing gala & ceremony (Archive recordings)


see also Wikimania events

Hacking Days August 1-3, 2006

Citizen Journalism unconference August 7, 2006


Registration will be open in Pound Hall before the conference sessions begin each day and on Thursday, August 3.

Thursday, August 3: 12-6 pm
Friday, August 4: 8 am - 6 pm
Saturday, August 5: 8 am - 6 pm
Sunday, August 6: 9 am - noon