From 29 June until 1 July 2012 the Wikipedia Academy (#wpac2012) will take place in Berlin, under the theme “Research and Free Knowledge”. For the first time, Wikimedia Deutschland organises this conference in cooperation with Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. This year, the Academy focuses on research on, with and within Wikipedia and invites researchers who scientifically deal with Free Knowledge and its implications for research and society to participate in the conference.
The Wikipedia Academy is aimed to address an international audience. The conference language is English.
On Friday and Saturday the conference will be set at Freie Universität Berlin, School of Business & Economics, Garystrasse 21. The event venue for Sunday will be announced soon.
For participation you have to register for a participant pass in advance. The online registration is open now. The participation fee is 60 Euro (reduced price: 30 Euro).
The conference programme is yet subject to alterations. A preliminary programme schedule can be found on the WPAC2012 website.
Wikipedia Academy is looking forward to welcoming Guests with their various fields of research and scientific interests, stimulating talks and presentations as well as an active exchange of experiences and ideas.
The WPAC2012 Team (academy|a|wikimedia.de) will be happy to answer questions: Nicole Ebber, Angelika Adam, Maria Rößler and Denis Barthel.