GLAM Wiki Conference 2023: Announcing the venue & scholarship application process open

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It is a pleasure for Wikimedistas de Uruguay to host the next edition of the GLAM Wiki Conference: the conference on Culture, Heritage and Wikimedia, which will take place on November 16-18, 2023 at the Faculty of Information and Communication of the University of the Republic, located in Montevideo.

Scholarship process now open

The scholarship application is now open. To apply, please complete the application form by June 30, 2023, at the end of the day in your country. If you have any doubts about the questions to be completed in the application, please refer to the FAQ section of our Meta page.

About the conference

This is the global gathering of cultural heritage professionals, experts and volunteers of the Wikimedia movement. It is the first time it is held in Latin America, and we hope it will be an opportunity for a reunion after 5 years, following the GLAM Wiki Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 2018. For its realization we have the support of Wikimedia Chile, Wikimedia Argentina and Wiki Movimento Brasil, in addition to the Wikimedia Foundation and the Culture and Heritage team.

Goals of the Conference

The GLAM Wiki Conference is an opportunity for professionals and volunteers from heritage institutions and libraries, as well as members of the Wikimedia community, to meet to reflect, discuss, generate strategies and take actions to improve access to scientific and cultural heritage. We hope that the meeting will allow us to:

  • Identify strategic priorities for the GLAM Wiki community for the promotion of equitable knowledge, diversity and inclusion.
  • Exchange and build capacity around GLAM Wiki collaborative tools.
  • Reflect, discuss and think about new roadmaps for our tools and platforms.
  • Reconnect after the pandemic, re-network and think among all the people involved about the future of GLAM Wiki.

These goals emerged from the interest survey we circulated between November and December 2022, which was answered by more than 200 people in Portuguese, English and Spanish.


  • Scholarship applications open: June 6 – June 30
  • Open applications for the program: Coming! 2nd or 3rd week of June
  • Communication of scholarship decisions: Mid-late July
  • Travel logistics: July to September
  • Program communication: Late September – October
  • Conference takes place on November 16, 17 and 18.

About the conference venue

Montevideo is a city renowned for its architectural heritage, which combines different styles from art deco and art noveau, and its proximity to entertainment venues. The conference will take place in the facilities of the Faculty of Information and Communication (FIC), whose building was completely renovated and inaugurated in the last five years. The FIC has an accessible location, just a few meters from the rambla, Parque Rodó, the National Museum of Visual Arts, and other touristic attractions. For those coming from abroad, they will be accommodated near Punta Carretas – Pocitos, approximately half an hour walk from FIC, and with a wide range of leisure options in the area.

Learn more

To meet the organizing team behind the Conference, including the scholarship and program committees, to make inquiries, and to stay updated on the Conference, we recommend that you visit the Conference page on Meta.

The event will be simultaneously interpreted into English, Spanish and Portuguese in the main hall and in another hall.

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