The Wikimedia Summit, or the Wikimedia Conference (WMCON) how it was previously named, is an annual meeting in Berlin of representatives of affiliates like Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees and other movement groups like the Affiliations committee and the Funds dissemination committee. With the 2019 edition the organisers renamed the conference to Wikimedia Summit.
Attending the Wikimedia Conference is very interesting to learn more about best practices and how to improve the quality of ones chapter. It is extremely interesting to hear and see how other countries are running their chapter, and organise funding, and statutory reporting.
The primary goal of the conference is the management of the (inter)national organisation, and the strategy.
It can optionally be followed by training sessions.
Participation is limited to board members only (plus executive directors, or comparable) and only after formal approval. Since the corona pandemic in 2020 virtual-only, or mixed mode conferences were organised. 2021 did not take place because international travel was forbidden.
Since the founding of Wikimedia Belgium, the following representatives of Wikimedia Belgium have participated in the Wikimedia Conference.
- 2014: none of WMBE (documentation | photos and presentations)
- 2015: MADe & DerekvG & Dimi z (report | photos and presentations)
- 2016: Geertivp & Romaine (report | photos and presentations)
- 2017: Geertivp & Romaine & Dimi z (photos and presentations)
- Important topic: Strategic direction discussion
- 2 presentations by Romaine about reimbursement system and GLAM newsletter
- 2018: SPQRobin & Romaine & Dimi z & Anna (report | photos and presentations)
- Wikimedia Summit 2019: Geertivp (photos and presentations)
- Wikimedia Summit 2020: Virtual: Geertivp (photos and presentations)
- Wikimedia Summit 2022: Virtual: Geertivp (photos and presentations)