We are requesting a temporary lift for the IP cap for a WikiProject L&O (please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Limnology_and_Oceanography) led free workshop at the annual Society for Freshwater Science conference held in Salt Lake City from May 19-23 2019. We are hosting a workshop entitled "Curating free-information on the aquatic sciences via Wikipedia". Up to 20 people are currently registered for the event, and we are encouraging each individual to sign up to be a Wikipedia editor.
Workshop Abstract: Are you interested in curating scientific information available in the public domain? Do you want to improve your writing and citation skills? Are you looking for a new and fun outreach activity?
This workshop will show participants how to edit Wikipedia articles and utilize Wikipedia as a free and easy-to-use education, communication, and outreach tool. The workshop will include a short tutorial on how to contribute to Wikipedia, a discussion of how to incorporate Wikipedia editing into classrooms and outreach activities, and a hands-on “edit-a-thon” where participants will improve Wikipedia articles related to the aquatic sciences. This workshop aims to introduce aquatic scientists at any career stage and disciplinary expertise to editing Wikipedia in order to expand the diversity and expertise of the Wikipedia editor base, with the goal of training and encouraging participants to bring their disciplinary expertise into the public sphere at the workshop and beyond. This workshop will be led by members of the WikiProject: Limnology and Oceanography, a working group started at the 2018 Ecological Dissertations in the Aquatic Sciences (Eco-DAS) Symposium. We welcome participants at any career stage and disciplinary expertise.
Event time frame: Sunday May 19 2019, from 12-7 PM Mountain Time
IPs: We have requested this information from the conference venue (Salt Palace Convention Center), but I was told that starting this request even with the IPs before the event would be important. I should have this information soon and can add this to the task information.
Expected people: ~25 individuals
List of wikis: Any wiki associated with WikiProject L&O should be acceptable.
Link to the URL describing the event: https://sfsannualmeeting.org/Workshops.cfm
Link describing the WikiProject: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Limnology_and_Oceanography