Applications now open for 2013 WikiSym conference

A group of eight people having a discussion
A WikiSym discussion session about the use and abuse of Wikipedia in higher education


This post was written by Richard Nevell

Scholarship applications for the 2013 WikiSym are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is 17th March 2013.

WikiSym is a conference dedicated to wiki and open collaboration research and practice. The 9th WikiSym is being held on 5–7 August 2013 in Hong Kong.

A scholarship from Wikimedia UK will allow an individual to attend the conference and Wikimania which will also be held in Hong Kong (7–11 August).

Applicants must be:

  • based in the UK
  • engaged in research about Wikimedia or other free content projects
  • able to travel to Hong Kong (including having a valid passport, and any appropriate visas)
  • able to attend all days of the conference
  • willing to feature in blog posts about the conference and the scholarships
  • willing to write a publicly available report on the conference

Applicants are also encouraged to submit a paper (deadline also 17th March).

To learn more about the scholarships please visit this page.

If you have any questions email