Wikimedians from across Asia and the Pacific to reconnect in Sydney

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Wikimedians across the East, Southeast Asia, and Pacific (ESEAP) region will gather in Sydney, Australia in November, following the lifting of the Wikimedia Foundation’s Covid Travel Policy. 

As one of the most underrepresented and diverse regions within the Wikimedia community, ESEAP Conference 2022: Reconnect is a critical opportunity for community and affiliate representatives to come together, share ideas and explore new ways to overcome the many challenges contributors and organizers are facing.

As only the second in-person regional event, ESEAP Conference 2022 will see the continuation of the many conversations that began in Bali in May 2018 that brought together participants from Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam.

Hosted by Wikimedia Australia, ESEAP Conference 2022 will take place from Friday 18 November until 20 November at the University of Technology, Sydney and will feature strategic discussions, particularly in regards to regional Hub development as well as partnership, leadership and skills development aimed at building networks that can support a greater diversity of participants enabling future growth.

Scholarships are supporting travel costs for two members of each affiliate or community from the ESEAP region, also extending invitations to the core organising team for Wikimania 2023 which will be hosted in the ESEAP region.

Wikimedians, representatives from the galleries, libraries, archives and museums sector or anyone with a passion for community development and sharing free knowledge from the Pacific region, or those countries without an official chapter or user group are particularly encouraged to get in touch.

The call for program submissions will also open on 8 August 2022, closing on 23 September 2022. Session proposals can be submitted as lectures, panels, workshops, lightning talks and roundtables, as well as posters which can be publicly displayed in the venue during the course of the conference.

Sessions will be streamed online for remote access also.

For inquiries, please contact: eseap.conf@wikimedia.org.au