Iberoconf 2023: Wikimedia Colombia is the organizing chapter of the seventh edition of the conference

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Iberoconf Bogota 2023

Iberoconf 2023 will be held in Bogota from February 24 to 26 of this month and after two years without face-to-face meetings, this conference is a highly anticipated event for chapters, user groups and emerging groups in Latin America, Ibero-America and the Caribbean.

The seventh edition of the conference is organized by Wikimedia Colombia and during three days the Iberocoop community, the region and other guests will meet to strengthen and reestablish the links between them, install capacities and learning, and also rethink the governance frameworks between everyone.

What is Iberocoop?

Iberocoop is a regional cooperation network for Ibero-America, of which Wikimedia Colombia is part and with which we have been committed since we are part of it, as evidenced by our participation in all versions of the network’s conference that have been previously held in Buenos Aires (2011, 2014, 2017), Chile (2012, 2019), and Mexico (2013).

Iberoconf Bogotá 2023 is the seventh version of the conference, and among its main objectives is to be a space to discuss governance issues within the Wikimedia movement, reconnect between communities and see possibilities for a common future at the level of cooperation and making the movement more accessible. It is for this reason that the agenda was built by a program committee with members of the community from different countries in the region who discussed and reviewed what topics, talks and workshops would have a place in the event taking into account the community perception survey (here you can view the survey responses).

This version of the event will bring together representatives of Iberocoop affiliates, chapters and user groups from Latin America and the Caribbean and emerging groups (the list of participants can be found in Meta), also participating in the event will be Maryana Iskander, two representatives of the Board of Trustees, a group of Wikimedia Foundation workers and several Wikimedia Colombia volunteers coming from different parts of the country. The event will have four external facilitators (more information about their profiles) and a facilitator from the movement, who will moderate and accompany the discussions within the event.

Regarding the activities that we will develop, we will have talks, workshops, and spaces for collective construction. There will also be a space for questions for Wikimedia Foundation and a space for integration with local allies of Wikimedia Colombia. We will close with an urban exploration that seeks the visualization of female art in Colombia (you can view the agenda at this link).

Wikimedia Colombia is ready to welcome all the participants of Iberoconf Bogotá 2023. We have arranged everything to enable discussions, that all participants are at ease and that they can take away significant learnings and reflections of the Wikimedia Movement of the future.

For more information on what will happen at the event you can check the page in Meta.

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