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Jimmy Wales in Bristol, Live Webcast

January 10, 2011

Yes this week!  On Thursday 13th:


Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikimedia talks in Bristol, United Kingdom – about its development and future plans.

Official Twitter hashtag : #wp10


Webcast Notes: The LIVE WEBCAST will start at approx 11:45am and finish by13:00 GMT. The archived webcast will be available soon afterwards on the Ustream channel (search for Brrism).

In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas, Connecting Bristol, Bristol City Council, BBC Anchor Trust and Wikimedia UK: a special event to mark 10 years of Wikipedia with the man behind the project.

A decade ago the idea of a constantly updated online encyclopaedia, which would be collaboratively written by tens of thousands of people and read by hundreds of millions, was a dream.

Since then, Jimmy Wales has inspired others to join him, and has formed a 100,000-strong online volunteer community, which has built Wikipedia into a worldwide force for free learning and general education, run with modest resources, engaging communities worldwide. It’s now firmly established, but where will it go next?

This is a rare and special opportunity to hear Jimmy Wales talk about the history of this remarkable project as well as the plans for future development.


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