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Iolanda Pensa
dear all,
Wikimedia initiatives/activities/experiences/tools/organizations are now incredibly numerous, and panels at Wikimania are reaching an almost unmanageable number (for attendees). why not creating posters?

posters are a simple presentation tool largely used in academia. it is literally a poster (A3 or larger), which presents an overview of a project/activity/experience/thing in a short and comprehensive way. basically they include an abstract, an image (photo, visual representation, graph...), links to further documentation (it can also be a QRcode which links to a video), credits, timeframe and contacts.
The can be made available online (also with an editable format which allows translations), they can be used as slides, and they can be printed and used for all sorts of exhibitions (in a school, during an event...).

The possibility of submitting posters at Wikimania was already possible in previous Wikimania editions, but it didn't generate an habit and probably it didn't work very well (maybe it was not the right time). now there are structured chapters and affiliates, people working consistently in education, GLAMs and outreach, programs at WMF, and a desire to let other people know what is going on.
we are thinking of include an exhibition of posters within our Wikimania bid[1] (it allows to reduce the number of panels, to allow people to share their experience even if they don't attend and to cross rapidly things you don't know jet). I'm also working with Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Italia to prepare an event and exhibition in Lugano in Spring 2014[2] which includes an expo of posters of successful experiences in GLAM partnerships; this event could be a pilot to test the creation and use of posters.

To collect the information we can make a form with limited number of words and centralize the editing; or we can make a graphic template available; or we can create a team of people who summarize already available information from online documentation. i think visual consistency can be an asset.

what do you think? do you think it is a relevant format? anyone willing to help? anyone has an idea on who can set a graphic template for the posters? on meta you find a draft page about posters[3]

thank you
iolanda/iopensa

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015_bids/Esino_Lario
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM_exhibition_and_event_in_Lugano_2014
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Poster_design



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Luis Villa
Personally, speaking as someone who would love to know more about what the various movement organizations are doing, and who felt a little overwhelmed at the # of booths in Hong Kong, I think this is a great idea...

Luis (completely personal, no official WMF endorsement :)


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:34 PM, Iolanda Pensa <[hidden email]> wrote:
dear all,
Wikimedia initiatives/activities/experiences/tools/organizations are now incredibly numerous, and panels at Wikimania are reaching an almost unmanageable number (for attendees). why not creating posters?

posters are a simple presentation tool largely used in academia. it is literally a poster (A3 or larger), which presents an overview of a project/activity/experience/thing in a short and comprehensive way. basically they include an abstract, an image (photo, visual representation, graph...), links to further documentation (it can also be a QRcode which links to a video), credits, timeframe and contacts.
The can be made available online (also with an editable format which allows translations), they can be used as slides, and they can be printed and used for all sorts of exhibitions (in a school, during an event...).

The possibility of submitting posters at Wikimania was already possible in previous Wikimania editions, but it didn't generate an habit and probably it didn't work very well (maybe it was not the right time). now there are structured chapters and affiliates, people working consistently in education, GLAMs and outreach, programs at WMF, and a desire to let other people know what is going on.
we are thinking of include an exhibition of posters within our Wikimania bid[1] (it allows to reduce the number of panels, to allow people to share their experience even if they don't attend and to cross rapidly things you don't know jet). I'm also working with Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Italia to prepare an event and exhibition in Lugano in Spring 2014[2] which includes an expo of posters of successful experiences in GLAM partnerships; this event could be a pilot to test the creation and use of posters.

To collect the information we can make a form with limited number of words and centralize the editing; or we can make a graphic template available; or we can create a team of people who summarize already available information from online documentation. i think visual consistency can be an asset.

what do you think? do you think it is a relevant format? anyone willing to help? anyone has an idea on who can set a graphic template for the posters? on meta you find a draft page about posters[3]

thank you
iolanda/iopensa

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015_bids/Esino_Lario
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM_exhibition_and_event_in_Lugano_2014
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Poster_design



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Raul Veede
Posters are also manageable for smaller groups/projects/organizations who cannot man a booth. After all, even if you get someone to Wikimania, there are up to eight parallel sessions and people to meet. At a booth or table, you should rotate people, while your poster will happily stand on its own, day and night, like a brave little tin soldier. 

Still, it would help usability if there was a given format for the posters (size and structure).

Raul
Wikimedia Eesti


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Luis Villa <[hidden email]> wrote:
Personally, speaking as someone who would love to know more about what the various movement organizations are doing, and who felt a little overwhelmed at the # of booths in Hong Kong, I think this is a great idea...

Luis (completely personal, no official WMF endorsement :)


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:34 PM, Iolanda Pensa <[hidden email]> wrote:
dear all,
Wikimedia initiatives/activities/experiences/tools/organizations are now incredibly numerous, and panels at Wikimania are reaching an almost unmanageable number (for attendees). why not creating posters?

posters are a simple presentation tool largely used in academia. it is literally a poster (A3 or larger), which presents an overview of a project/activity/experience/thing in a short and comprehensive way. basically they include an abstract, an image (photo, visual representation, graph...), links to further documentation (it can also be a QRcode which links to a video), credits, timeframe and contacts.
The can be made available online (also with an editable format which allows translations), they can be used as slides, and they can be printed and used for all sorts of exhibitions (in a school, during an event...).

The possibility of submitting posters at Wikimania was already possible in previous Wikimania editions, but it didn't generate an habit and probably it didn't work very well (maybe it was not the right time). now there are structured chapters and affiliates, people working consistently in education, GLAMs and outreach, programs at WMF, and a desire to let other people know what is going on.
we are thinking of include an exhibition of posters within our Wikimania bid[1] (it allows to reduce the number of panels, to allow people to share their experience even if they don't attend and to cross rapidly things you don't know jet). I'm also working with Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Italia to prepare an event and exhibition in Lugano in Spring 2014[2] which includes an expo of posters of successful experiences in GLAM partnerships; this event could be a pilot to test the creation and use of posters.

To collect the information we can make a form with limited number of words and centralize the editing; or we can make a graphic template available; or we can create a team of people who summarize already available information from online documentation. i think visual consistency can be an asset.

what do you think? do you think it is a relevant format? anyone willing to help? anyone has an idea on who can set a graphic template for the posters? on meta you find a draft page about posters[3]

thank you
iolanda/iopensa

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015_bids/Esino_Lario
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM_exhibition_and_event_in_Lugano_2014
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Poster_design



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Phoebe Ayers-2
Thanks Iolanda -- I think this is a great idea. We could have a standing poster exhibit hall and, perhaps, a dedicated "poster session" like academic conferences -- usually an hour or two where people with posters stand next to them and answer questions, there is nothing else scheduled, and there are refreshments. Plus, the posters could stay up throughout the conference, which means people could use spare time throughout the weekend to look at them and make connections. 

I think this would really help ease the number of presentations, would help people who are nervous giving a presentation or think they don't have enough to present, and would help share many more ideas. We could come up with suggested guidelines, too: a set size, have a small envelope of business cards or handouts for people who want to know more to take, etc.

I think we talked about having poster sessions at past wikimanias but it never really came together -- we've had a few, but never a good poster space. This year though, I think the sheer number of projects that are going on, plus the big exhibition space we have, could come together to really equal a great poster session!

Phoebe



On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Raul Veede <[hidden email]> wrote:
Posters are also manageable for smaller groups/projects/organizations who cannot man a booth. After all, even if you get someone to Wikimania, there are up to eight parallel sessions and people to meet. At a booth or table, you should rotate people, while your poster will happily stand on its own, day and night, like a brave little tin soldier. 

Still, it would help usability if there was a given format for the posters (size and structure).

Raul
Wikimedia Eesti


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Luis Villa <[hidden email]> wrote:
Personally, speaking as someone who would love to know more about what the various movement organizations are doing, and who felt a little overwhelmed at the # of booths in Hong Kong, I think this is a great idea...

Luis (completely personal, no official WMF endorsement :)


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:34 PM, Iolanda Pensa <[hidden email]> wrote:
dear all,
Wikimedia initiatives/activities/experiences/tools/organizations are now incredibly numerous, and panels at Wikimania are reaching an almost unmanageable number (for attendees). why not creating posters?

posters are a simple presentation tool largely used in academia. it is literally a poster (A3 or larger), which presents an overview of a project/activity/experience/thing in a short and comprehensive way. basically they include an abstract, an image (photo, visual representation, graph...), links to further documentation (it can also be a QRcode which links to a video), credits, timeframe and contacts.
The can be made available online (also with an editable format which allows translations), they can be used as slides, and they can be printed and used for all sorts of exhibitions (in a school, during an event...).

The possibility of submitting posters at Wikimania was already possible in previous Wikimania editions, but it didn't generate an habit and probably it didn't work very well (maybe it was not the right time). now there are structured chapters and affiliates, people working consistently in education, GLAMs and outreach, programs at WMF, and a desire to let other people know what is going on.
we are thinking of include an exhibition of posters within our Wikimania bid[1] (it allows to reduce the number of panels, to allow people to share their experience even if they don't attend and to cross rapidly things you don't know jet). I'm also working with Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Italia to prepare an event and exhibition in Lugano in Spring 2014[2] which includes an expo of posters of successful experiences in GLAM partnerships; this event could be a pilot to test the creation and use of posters.

To collect the information we can make a form with limited number of words and centralize the editing; or we can make a graphic template available; or we can create a team of people who summarize already available information from online documentation. i think visual consistency can be an asset.

what do you think? do you think it is a relevant format? anyone willing to help? anyone has an idea on who can set a graphic template for the posters? on meta you find a draft page about posters[3]

thank you
iolanda/iopensa

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015_bids/Esino_Lario
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM_exhibition_and_event_in_Lugano_2014
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Poster_design



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Re: Poster to present Wikimedia activities/projects/chapters/affiliates/tools...

Ralf Roletschek
I have here a poster:
Do you think such a Thing?

Ralf


2014/1/10 phoebe ayers <[hidden email]>
Thanks Iolanda -- I think this is a great idea. We could have a standing poster exhibit hall and, perhaps, a dedicated "poster session" like academic conferences -- usually an hour or two where people with posters stand next to them and answer questions, there is nothing else scheduled, and there are refreshments. Plus, the posters could stay up throughout the conference, which means people could use spare time throughout the weekend to look at them and make connections. 

I think this would really help ease the number of presentations, would help people who are nervous giving a presentation or think they don't have enough to present, and would help share many more ideas. We could come up with suggested guidelines, too: a set size, have a small envelope of business cards or handouts for people who want to know more to take, etc.

I think we talked about having poster sessions at past wikimanias but it never really came together -- we've had a few, but never a good poster space. This year though, I think the sheer number of projects that are going on, plus the big exhibition space we have, could come together to really equal a great poster session!

Phoebe



On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Raul Veede <[hidden email]> wrote:
Posters are also manageable for smaller groups/projects/organizations who cannot man a booth. After all, even if you get someone to Wikimania, there are up to eight parallel sessions and people to meet. At a booth or table, you should rotate people, while your poster will happily stand on its own, day and night, like a brave little tin soldier. 

Still, it would help usability if there was a given format for the posters (size and structure).

Raul
Wikimedia Eesti


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Luis Villa <[hidden email]> wrote:
Personally, speaking as someone who would love to know more about what the various movement organizations are doing, and who felt a little overwhelmed at the # of booths in Hong Kong, I think this is a great idea...

Luis (completely personal, no official WMF endorsement :)


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:34 PM, Iolanda Pensa <[hidden email]> wrote:
dear all,
Wikimedia initiatives/activities/experiences/tools/organizations are now incredibly numerous, and panels at Wikimania are reaching an almost unmanageable number (for attendees). why not creating posters?

posters are a simple presentation tool largely used in academia. it is literally a poster (A3 or larger), which presents an overview of a project/activity/experience/thing in a short and comprehensive way. basically they include an abstract, an image (photo, visual representation, graph...), links to further documentation (it can also be a QRcode which links to a video), credits, timeframe and contacts.
The can be made available online (also with an editable format which allows translations), they can be used as slides, and they can be printed and used for all sorts of exhibitions (in a school, during an event...).

The possibility of submitting posters at Wikimania was already possible in previous Wikimania editions, but it didn't generate an habit and probably it didn't work very well (maybe it was not the right time). now there are structured chapters and affiliates, people working consistently in education, GLAMs and outreach, programs at WMF, and a desire to let other people know what is going on.
we are thinking of include an exhibition of posters within our Wikimania bid[1] (it allows to reduce the number of panels, to allow people to share their experience even if they don't attend and to cross rapidly things you don't know jet). I'm also working with Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Italia to prepare an event and exhibition in Lugano in Spring 2014[2] which includes an expo of posters of successful experiences in GLAM partnerships; this event could be a pilot to test the creation and use of posters.

To collect the information we can make a form with limited number of words and centralize the editing; or we can make a graphic template available; or we can create a team of people who summarize already available information from online documentation. i think visual consistency can be an asset.

what do you think? do you think it is a relevant format? anyone willing to help? anyone has an idea on who can set a graphic template for the posters? on meta you find a draft page about posters[3]

thank you
iolanda/iopensa

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015_bids/Esino_Lario
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM_exhibition_and_event_in_Lugano_2014
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Poster_design



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Ellie Young
Great advice Phoebe as always :-)

At the London venue, we have a large amount of space, some of which I'm sure can be used for
poster session.   I have some very useful guidelines/suggestions  for whoever ends up organizing/chairing
the poster sessions.  In my experience with putting these together for other conferences, appointing
someone who will be super proactive and responsive early on, who is part of the program committee, 
and giving them enough lead-time (and time for participatns to prepare posters) are key things that 
need to happen.    I'd be happy to help with whoever steps up for this.  

Ellie


On Jan 10, 2014, at 10:42 AM, Ralf Roletschek <[hidden email]> wrote:

I have here a poster:
Do you think such a Thing?

Ralf


2014/1/10 phoebe ayers <[hidden email]>. 
Thanks Iolanda -- I think this is a great idea. We could have a standing poster exhibit hall and, perhaps, a dedicated "poster session" like academic conferences -- usually an hour or two where people with posters stand next to them and answer questions, there is nothing else scheduled, and there are refreshments. Plus, the posters could stay up throughout the conference, which means people could use spare time throughout the weekend to look at them and make connections. 

I think this would really help ease the number of presentations, would help people who are nervous giving a presentation or think they don't have enough to present, and would help share many more ideas. We could come up with suggested guidelines, too: a set size, have a small envelope of business cards or handouts for people who want to know more to take, etc.

I think we talked about having poster sessions at past wikimanias but it never really came together -- we've had a few, but never a good poster space. This year though, I think the sheer number of projects that are going on, plus the big exhibition space we have, could come together to really equal a great poster session!

Phoebe



On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Raul Veede <[hidden email]> wrote:
Posters are also manageable for smaller groups/projects/organizations who cannot man a booth. After all, even if you get someone to Wikimania, there are up to eight parallel sessions and people to meet. At a booth or table, you should rotate people, while your poster will happily stand on its own, day and night, like a brave little tin soldier. 

Still, it would help usability if there was a given format for the posters (size and structure).

Raul
Wikimedia Eesti


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Luis Villa <[hidden email]> wrote:
Personally, speaking as someone who would love to know more about what the various movement organizations are doing, and who felt a little overwhelmed at the # of booths in Hong Kong, I think this is a great idea...

Luis (completely personal, no official WMF endorsement :)


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:34 PM, Iolanda Pensa <[hidden email]> wrote:
dear all,
Wikimedia initiatives/activities/experiences/tools/organizations are now incredibly numerous, and panels at Wikimania are reaching an almost unmanageable number (for attendees). why not creating posters?

posters are a simple presentation tool largely used in academia. it is literally a poster (A3 or larger), which presents an overview of a project/activity/experience/thing in a short and comprehensive way. basically they include an abstract, an image (photo, visual representation, graph...), links to further documentation (it can also be a QRcode which links to a video), credits, timeframe and contacts.
The can be made available online (also with an editable format which allows translations), they can be used as slides, and they can be printed and used for all sorts of exhibitions (in a school, during an event...).

The possibility of submitting posters at Wikimania was already possible in previous Wikimania editions, but it didn't generate an habit and probably it didn't work very well (maybe it was not the right time). now there are structured chapters and affiliates, people working consistently in education, GLAMs and outreach, programs at WMF, and a desire to let other people know what is going on.
we are thinking of include an exhibition of posters within our Wikimania bid[1] (it allows to reduce the number of panels, to allow people to share their experience even if they don't attend and to cross rapidly things you don't know jet). I'm also working with Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Italia to prepare an event and exhibition in Lugano in Spring 2014[2] which includes an expo of posters of successful experiences in GLAM partnerships; this event could be a pilot to test the creation and use of posters.

To collect the information we can make a form with limited number of words and centralize the editing; or we can make a graphic template available; or we can create a team of people who summarize already available information from online documentation. i think visual consistency can be an asset.

what do you think? do you think it is a relevant format? anyone willing to help? anyone has an idea on who can set a graphic template for the posters? on meta you find a draft page about posters[3]

thank you
iolanda/iopensa

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015_bids/Esino_Lario
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM_exhibition_and_event_in_Lugano_2014
[3] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Poster_design



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Re: Poster to present Wikimedia activities/projects/chapters/affiliates/tools...

Andrew Gray-3
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There were a good number of posters in Gdansk, and I think it worked
reasonably well - most were from "research projects", IIRC, but I
think there's certainly scope for something more movement-oriented as
well.

Andrew.

On 10 January 2014 07:34, Iolanda Pensa <[hidden email]> wrote:

> dear all,
> Wikimedia initiatives/activities/experiences/tools/organizations are now incredibly numerous, and panels at Wikimania are reaching an almost unmanageable number (for attendees). why not creating posters?
>
> posters are a simple presentation tool largely used in academia. it is literally a poster (A3 or larger), which presents an overview of a project/activity/experience/thing in a short and comprehensive way. basically they include an abstract, an image (photo, visual representation, graph...), links to further documentation (it can also be a QRcode which links to a video), credits, timeframe and contacts.
> The can be made available online (also with an editable format which allows translations), they can be used as slides, and they can be printed and used for all sorts of exhibitions (in a school, during an event...).
>
> The possibility of submitting posters at Wikimania was already possible in previous Wikimania editions, but it didn't generate an habit and probably it didn't work very well (maybe it was not the right time). now there are structured chapters and affiliates, people working consistently in education, GLAMs and outreach, programs at WMF, and a desire to let other people know what is going on.
> we are thinking of include an exhibition of posters within our Wikimania bid[1] (it allows to reduce the number of panels, to allow people to share their experience even if they don't attend and to cross rapidly things you don't know jet). I'm also working with Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Italia to prepare an event and exhibition in Lugano in Spring 2014[2] which includes an expo of posters of successful experiences in GLAM partnerships; this event could be a pilot to test the creation and use of posters.
>
> To collect the information we can make a form with limited number of words and centralize the editing; or we can make a graphic template available; or we can create a team of people who summarize already available information from online documentation. i think visual consistency can be an asset.
>
> what do you think? do you think it is a relevant format? anyone willing to help? anyone has an idea on who can set a graphic template for the posters? on meta you find a draft page about posters[3]
>
> thank you
> iolanda/iopensa
>
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Yep, I am happy to help as well! I agree that having a logistics coordinator for the poster session (and deciding whether posters will be reviewed or not) is key. I might start a wiki page with advice about posters, if there's not one already!

Andrew: there were, yes! I can't remember now if some of those research posters were the wikisym posters which also got exhibited at Wikimania, or if they were all different. At any rate, I think a movement poster session (and maybe research too) would be very nice.

Phoebe


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 10:58 AM, Ellie Young <[hidden email]> wrote:
Great advice Phoebe as always :-)

At the London venue, we have a large amount of space, some of which I'm sure can be used for
poster session.   I have some very useful guidelines/suggestions  for whoever ends up organizing/chairing
the poster sessions.  In my experience with putting these together for other conferences, appointing
someone who will be super proactive and responsive early on, who is part of the program committee, 
and giving them enough lead-time (and time for participatns to prepare posters) are key things that 
need to happen.    I'd be happy to help with whoever steps up for this.  

Ellie


On Jan 10, 2014, at 10:42 AM, Ralf Roletschek <[hidden email]> wrote:

I have here a poster:
Do you think such a Thing?

Ralf


2014/1/10 phoebe ayers <[hidden email]>. 

Thanks Iolanda -- I think this is a great idea. We could have a standing poster exhibit hall and, perhaps, a dedicated "poster session" like academic conferences -- usually an hour or two where people with posters stand next to them and answer questions, there is nothing else scheduled, and there are refreshments. Plus, the posters could stay up throughout the conference, which means people could use spare time throughout the weekend to look at them and make connections. 

I think this would really help ease the number of presentations, would help people who are nervous giving a presentation or think they don't have enough to present, and would help share many more ideas. We could come up with suggested guidelines, too: a set size, have a small envelope of business cards or handouts for people who want to know more to take, etc.

I think we talked about having poster sessions at past wikimanias but it never really came together -- we've had a few, but never a good poster space. This year though, I think the sheer number of projects that are going on, plus the big exhibition space we have, could come together to really equal a great poster session!

Phoebe



On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Raul Veede <[hidden email]> wrote:
Posters are also manageable for smaller groups/projects/organizations who cannot man a booth. After all, even if you get someone to Wikimania, there are up to eight parallel sessions and people to meet. At a booth or table, you should rotate people, while your poster will happily stand on its own, day and night, like a brave little tin soldier. 

Still, it would help usability if there was a given format for the posters (size and structure).

Raul
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On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Luis Villa <[hidden email]> wrote:
Personally, speaking as someone who would love to know more about what the various movement organizations are doing, and who felt a little overwhelmed at the # of booths in Hong Kong, I think this is a great idea...

Luis (completely personal, no official WMF endorsement :)


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:34 PM, Iolanda Pensa <[hidden email]> wrote:
dear all,
Wikimedia initiatives/activities/experiences/tools/organizations are now incredibly numerous, and panels at Wikimania are reaching an almost unmanageable number (for attendees). why not creating posters?

posters are a simple presentation tool largely used in academia. it is literally a poster (A3 or larger), which presents an overview of a project/activity/experience/thing in a short and comprehensive way. basically they include an abstract, an image (photo, visual representation, graph...), links to further documentation (it can also be a QRcode which links to a video), credits, timeframe and contacts.
The can be made available online (also with an editable format which allows translations), they can be used as slides, and they can be printed and used for all sorts of exhibitions (in a school, during an event...).

The possibility of submitting posters at Wikimania was already possible in previous Wikimania editions, but it didn't generate an habit and probably it didn't work very well (maybe it was not the right time). now there are structured chapters and affiliates, people working consistently in education, GLAMs and outreach, programs at WMF, and a desire to let other people know what is going on.
we are thinking of include an exhibition of posters within our Wikimania bid[1] (it allows to reduce the number of panels, to allow people to share their experience even if they don't attend and to cross rapidly things you don't know jet). I'm also working with Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Italia to prepare an event and exhibition in Lugano in Spring 2014[2] which includes an expo of posters of successful experiences in GLAM partnerships; this event could be a pilot to test the creation and use of posters.

To collect the information we can make a form with limited number of words and centralize the editing; or we can make a graphic template available; or we can create a team of people who summarize already available information from online documentation. i think visual consistency can be an asset.

what do you think? do you think it is a relevant format? anyone willing to help? anyone has an idea on who can set a graphic template for the posters? on meta you find a draft page about posters[3]

thank you
iolanda/iopensa

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015_bids/Esino_Lario
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM_exhibition_and_event_in_Lugano_2014
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> There were a good number of posters in Gdansk, and I think it worked
> reasonably well - most were from "research projects", IIRC, but I
> think there's certainly scope for something more movement-oriented as
> well.

I liked that posters in Gdansk, that's why I added several pro items to
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania/Sessions#Posters .
Especially if the conference is crowded, it's important that the author
leaves some hints how to be found for clarifications and discussion, my
notes still contain an unaddressed item which was – I think – a poster I
couldn't find the author of. :)

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here is also a page which maybe can be used to coordinate the work https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Poster_design
iolanda/iopensa

Il giorno 10/gen/2014, alle ore 20:42, "Federico Leva (Nemo)" <[hidden email]> ha scritto:

> Andrew Gray, 10/01/2014 20:05:
>> There were a good number of posters in Gdansk, and I think it worked
>> reasonably well - most were from "research projects", IIRC, but I
>> think there's certainly scope for something more movement-oriented as
>> well.
>
> I liked that posters in Gdansk, that's why I added several pro items to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania/Sessions#Posters .
> Especially if the conference is crowded, it's important that the author leaves some hints how to be found for clarifications and discussion, my notes still contain an unaddressed item which was – I think – a poster I couldn't find the author of. :)
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Il giorno 10/gen/2014, alle ore 19:42, Ralf Roletschek <[hidden email]> ha scritto:


no. below are some examples to give you an idea. sorry for the long links in the text.
iolanda

* this one is a very common layout of a poster used in research http://mghacademy.org/uploads/Poster_2011_The_Returning_Veteran.pdf (just a random example). 
or this one which is more visual (but very rare in academia and not easy for the DIY) http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/ab/1c/84/ab1c84d4c5bebb95e7a3855d6a4cb038.jpg

* this was a very simple way to make posters (for each chapter) used at the wikimedia conference in milan in 2013 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Milán,_Chapters_Conference_2013,_profily_poboček.jpg
it was cool to see people's faces and everybody enjoyed the short text (sic!)

* this is a visual representation which can be used as a poster (but difficult to replicate) http://andrewshea.com/images/website_images/thesis/images/posters_visualizations/web/thesis_research.jpg

* I have the impression that taking as a model the layout of a magazine index could work best format for our purpose (something like this but more simple http://static.designspiration.net/data/l/520660281923_Mcrz2qku_l.jpg or like this but horizontal http://static.designspiration.net/data/l/166539585350_WuBYNtlO_l.jpg). 

i would strongly suggest that we make horizontal posters, which can also be used as slides; to have not too much text (in academia the major of people just copy and paste their research project - but it is too long to read and Wikimedia can do it differently); and to make posters which can be printed in A3 (which is quite small but also much much inexpensive to reprint for future events/initiatives).




Ralf


2014/1/10 phoebe ayers <[hidden email]>
Thanks Iolanda -- I think this is a great idea. We could have a standing poster exhibit hall and, perhaps, a dedicated "poster session" like academic conferences -- usually an hour or two where people with posters stand next to them and answer questions, there is nothing else scheduled, and there are refreshments. Plus, the posters could stay up throughout the conference, which means people could use spare time throughout the weekend to look at them and make connections. 

I think this would really help ease the number of presentations, would help people who are nervous giving a presentation or think they don't have enough to present, and would help share many more ideas. We could come up with suggested guidelines, too: a set size, have a small envelope of business cards or handouts for people who want to know more to take, etc.

I think we talked about having poster sessions at past wikimanias but it never really came together -- we've had a few, but never a good poster space. This year though, I think the sheer number of projects that are going on, plus the big exhibition space we have, could come together to really equal a great poster session!

Phoebe



On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Raul Veede <[hidden email]> wrote:
Posters are also manageable for smaller groups/projects/organizations who cannot man a booth. After all, even if you get someone to Wikimania, there are up to eight parallel sessions and people to meet. At a booth or table, you should rotate people, while your poster will happily stand on its own, day and night, like a brave little tin soldier. 

Still, it would help usability if there was a given format for the posters (size and structure).

Raul
Wikimedia Eesti


On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Luis Villa <[hidden email]> wrote:
Personally, speaking as someone who would love to know more about what the various movement organizations are doing, and who felt a little overwhelmed at the # of booths in Hong Kong, I think this is a great idea...

Luis (completely personal, no official WMF endorsement :)


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:34 PM, Iolanda Pensa <[hidden email]> wrote:
dear all,
Wikimedia initiatives/activities/experiences/tools/organizations are now incredibly numerous, and panels at Wikimania are reaching an almost unmanageable number (for attendees). why not creating posters?

posters are a simple presentation tool largely used in academia. it is literally a poster (A3 or larger), which presents an overview of a project/activity/experience/thing in a short and comprehensive way. basically they include an abstract, an image (photo, visual representation, graph...), links to further documentation (it can also be a QRcode which links to a video), credits, timeframe and contacts.
The can be made available online (also with an editable format which allows translations), they can be used as slides, and they can be printed and used for all sorts of exhibitions (in a school, during an event...).

The possibility of submitting posters at Wikimania was already possible in previous Wikimania editions, but it didn't generate an habit and probably it didn't work very well (maybe it was not the right time). now there are structured chapters and affiliates, people working consistently in education, GLAMs and outreach, programs at WMF, and a desire to let other people know what is going on.
we are thinking of include an exhibition of posters within our Wikimania bid[1] (it allows to reduce the number of panels, to allow people to share their experience even if they don't attend and to cross rapidly things you don't know jet). I'm also working with Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Italia to prepare an event and exhibition in Lugano in Spring 2014[2] which includes an expo of posters of successful experiences in GLAM partnerships; this event could be a pilot to test the creation and use of posters.

To collect the information we can make a form with limited number of words and centralize the editing; or we can make a graphic template available; or we can create a team of people who summarize already available information from online documentation. i think visual consistency can be an asset.

what do you think? do you think it is a relevant format? anyone willing to help? anyone has an idea on who can set a graphic template for the posters? on meta you find a draft page about posters[3]

thank you
iolanda/iopensa

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2015_bids/Esino_Lario
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/GLAM_exhibition_and_event_in_Lugano_2014
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At Wikimania 2013 the Wikidata team produced these cute little A5 leaflets that were really useful - they had a brief overview of the project, and then a bunch of entrypoints and contact details. The best thing about them was that you could slip them in your pocket, so when you were next at a computer you'd remember you were interested and could find the relevant URL.

This nicely also avoids the task of trying to fit the entire project onto one piece of paper; it's just an introduction and a physical reminder. As we all know, the real action happens online. I'm working on creating a template form that any project, big or small, can fill in, which the Wikimania team will then have designed up into booklets and print and present in the main foyer at Wikimania.

I think this is a nice alternative to posters. I'm going to great lengths to make Wikimania 2014 a very laptop friendly event, and I think leaflets suit this experience better.

You can see the design of the wikidata booklet, and sign up to be notified of when I've got the template ready to go, at https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Booklets

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Andrew Gray, 10/01/2014 20:05:
> There were a good number of posters in Gdansk, and I think it worked
> reasonably well - most were from "research projects", IIRC, but I
> think there's certainly scope for something more movement-oriented as
> well.

I liked that posters in Gdansk, that's why I added several pro items to
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania/Sessions#Posters .
Especially if the conference is crowded, it's important that the author
leaves some hints how to be found for clarifications and discussion, my
notes still contain an unaddressed item which was – I think – a poster I
couldn't find the author of. :)

Nemo



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here is also a page which maybe can be used to coordinate the work <a href="https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Poster_design iolanda/iopensa" target="_blank">https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Poster_design
iolanda/iopensa

Il giorno 10/gen/2014, alle ore 20:42, "Federico Leva (Nemo)" <[hidden email]> ha scritto:

> Andrew Gray, 10/01/2014 20:05:
>> There were a good number of posters in Gdansk, and I think it worked
>> reasonably well - most were from "research projects", IIRC, but I
>> think there's certainly scope for something more movement-oriented as
>> well.
>
> I liked that posters in Gdansk, that's why I added several pro items to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania/Sessions#Posters .
> Especially if the conference is crowded, it's important that the author leaves some hints how to be found for clarifications and discussion, my notes still contain an unaddressed item which was – I think – a poster I couldn't find the author of. :)
>
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Il giorno 10/gen/2014, alle ore 19:42, Ralf Roletschek <[hidden email]> ha scritto:

> I have here a poster:
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Poster-wikicon-luftbilder-q11.jpg
> Do you think such a Thing?

no. below are some examples to give you an idea. sorry for the long links in the text.
iolanda

* this one is a very common layout of a poster used in research http://mghacademy.org/uploads/Poster_2011_The_Returning_Veteran.pdf (just a random example).
or this one which is more visual (but very rare in academia and not easy for the DIY) http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/ab/1c/84/ab1c84d4c5bebb95e7a3855d6a4cb038.jpg

* this was a very simple way to make posters (for each chapter) used at the wikimedia conference in milan in 2013 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Milán,_Chapters_Conference_2013,_profily_poboček.jpg
it was cool to see people's faces and everybody enjoyed the short text (sic!)

* this is a visual representation which can be used as a poster (but difficult to replicate) http://andrewshea.com/images/website_images/thesis/images/posters_visualizations/web/thesis_research.jpg

* I have the impression that taking as a model the layout of a magazine index could work best format for our purpose (something like this but more simple http://static.designspiration.net/data/l/520660281923_Mcrz2qku_l.jpg or like this but horizontal http://static.designspiration.net/data/l/166539585350_WuBYNtlO_l.jpg).

i would strongly suggest that we make horizontal posters, which can also be used as slides; to have not too much text (in academia the major of people just copy and paste their research project - but it is too long to read and Wikimedia can do it differently); and to make posters which can be printed in A3 (which is quite small but also much much inexpensive to reprint for future events/initiatives).



>
> Ralf
>
>
> 2014/1/10 phoebe ayers <[hidden email]>
> Thanks Iolanda -- I think this is a great idea. We could have a standing poster exhibit hall and, perhaps, a dedicated "poster session" like academic conferences -- usually an hour or two where people with posters stand next to them and answer questions, there is nothing else scheduled, and there are refreshments. Plus, the posters could stay up throughout the conference, which means people could use spare time throughout the weekend to look at them and make connections.
>
> I think this would really help ease the number of presentations, would help people who are nervous giving a presentation or think they don't have enough to present, and would help share many more ideas. We could come up with suggested guidelines, too: a set size, have a small envelope of business cards or handouts for people who want to know more to take, etc.
>
> I think we talked about having poster sessions at past wikimanias but it never really came together -- we've had a few, but never a good poster space. This year though, I think the sheer number of projects that are going on, plus the big exhibition space we have, could come together to really equal a great poster session!
>
> Phoebe
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Raul Veede <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Posters are also manageable for smaller groups/projects/organizations who cannot man a booth. After all, even if you get someone to Wikimania, there are up to eight parallel sessions and people to meet. At a booth or table, you should rotate people, while your poster will happily stand on its own, day and night, like a brave little tin soldier.
>
> Still, it would help usability if there was a given format for the posters (size and structure).
>
> Raul
> Wikimedia Eesti
>
>
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Luis Villa <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Personally, speaking as someone who would love to know more about what the various movement organizations are doing, and who felt a little overwhelmed at the # of booths in Hong Kong, I think this is a great idea...
>
> Luis (completely personal, no official WMF endorsement :)
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:34 PM, Iolanda Pensa <[hidden email]> wrote:
> dear all,
> Wikimedia initiatives/activities/experiences/tools/organizations are now incredibly numerous, and panels at Wikimania are reaching an almost unmanageable number (for attendees). why not creating posters?
>
> posters are a simple presentation tool largely used in academia. it is literally a poster (A3 or larger), which presents an overview of a project/activity/experience/thing in a short and comprehensive way. basically they include an abstract, an image (photo, visual representation, graph...), links to further documentation (it can also be a QRcode which links to a video), credits, timeframe and contacts.
> The can be made available online (also with an editable format which allows translations), they can be used as slides, and they can be printed and used for all sorts of exhibitions (in a school, during an event...).
>
> The possibility of submitting posters at Wikimania was already possible in previous Wikimania editions, but it didn't generate an habit and probably it didn't work very well (maybe it was not the right time). now there are structured chapters and affiliates, people working consistently in education, GLAMs and outreach, programs at WMF, and a desire to let other people know what is going on.
> we are thinking of include an exhibition of posters within our Wikimania bid[1] (it allows to reduce the number of panels, to allow people to share their experience even if they don't attend and to cross rapidly things you don't know jet). I'm also working with Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Italia to prepare an event and exhibition in Lugano in Spring 2014[2] which includes an expo of posters of successful experiences in GLAM partnerships; this event could be a pilot to test the creation and use of posters.
>
> To collect the information we can make a form with limited number of words and centralize the editing; or we can make a graphic template available; or we can create a team of people who summarize already available information from online documentation. i think visual consistency can be an asset.
>
> what do you think? do you think it is a relevant format? anyone willing to help? anyone has an idea on who can set a graphic template for the posters? on meta you find a draft page about posters[3]
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the booklet is a great format Ed: nice idea to use them broadly in London. it is also a very nice way to present transversally the program (maybe around themes or specific interests; i.e. research, GLAM, educational project, Africa, photography...).

my impression is that maybe we can start working on a series of posters until March in collaboration with some groups who have already mailing lists and who might be interested in contributing in their areas (i.e. education, GLAM, research and chapters). 
we can see what comes out from now to March and - if we get results - the program committee might consider using the posters in an exhibition area (and eventually selecting them), enlarge the call, or use the content of the posters differently (i think the content relevant for a poster - i.e. description, credits, links and contacts - is also the content relevant for a booklet). 

Surely the objective is not to overcharge the Wikimania team with something else. the booklet are surely a great tool already envisioned. and the work of selecting, collecting, translating and editing content related to projects is useful in general and beyond formats. 
iolanda/iopensa
 

 
Il giorno 10/gen/2014, alle ore 23:01, Edward Saperia <[hidden email]> ha scritto:

At Wikimania 2013 the Wikidata team produced these cute little A5 leaflets that were really useful - they had a brief overview of the project, and then a bunch of entrypoints and contact details. The best thing about them was that you could slip them in your pocket, so when you were next at a computer you'd remember you were interested and could find the relevant URL.

This nicely also avoids the task of trying to fit the entire project onto one piece of paper; it's just an introduction and a physical reminder. As we all know, the real action happens online. I'm working on creating a template form that any project, big or small, can fill in, which the Wikimania team will then have designed up into booklets and print and present in the main foyer at Wikimania.

I think this is a nice alternative to posters. I'm going to great lengths to make Wikimania 2014 a very laptop friendly event, and I think leaflets suit this experience better.

You can see the design of the wikidata booklet, and sign up to be notified of when I've got the template ready to go, at https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Booklets

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Andrew Gray, 10/01/2014 20:05:
> There were a good number of posters in Gdansk, and I think it worked
> reasonably well - most were from "research projects", IIRC, but I
> think there's certainly scope for something more movement-oriented as
> well.

I liked that posters in Gdansk, that's why I added several pro items to
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania/Sessions#Posters .
Especially if the conference is crowded, it's important that the author
leaves some hints how to be found for clarifications and discussion, my
notes still contain an unaddressed item which was – I think – a poster I
couldn't find the author of. :)

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here is also a page which maybe can be used to coordinate the work https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Poster_design
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> Andrew Gray, 10/01/2014 20:05:
>> There were a good number of posters in Gdansk, and I think it worked
>> reasonably well - most were from "research projects", IIRC, but I
>> think there's certainly scope for something more movement-oriented as
>> well.
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> I liked that posters in Gdansk, that's why I added several pro items to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania/Sessions#Posters .
> Especially if the conference is crowded, it's important that the author leaves some hints how to be found for clarifications and discussion, my notes still contain an unaddressed item which was – I think – a poster I couldn't find the author of. :)
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Il giorno 10/gen/2014, alle ore 19:42, Ralf Roletschek <[hidden email]> ha scritto:

> I have here a poster:
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Poster-wikicon-luftbilder-q11.jpg
> Do you think such a Thing?

no. below are some examples to give you an idea. sorry for the long links in the text.
iolanda

* this one is a very common layout of a poster used in research http://mghacademy.org/uploads/Poster_2011_The_Returning_Veteran.pdf (just a random example).
or this one which is more visual (but very rare in academia and not easy for the DIY) http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/ab/1c/84/ab1c84d4c5bebb95e7a3855d6a4cb038.jpg

* this was a very simple way to make posters (for each chapter) used at the wikimedia conference in milan in 2013 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Milán,_Chapters_Conference_2013,_profily_poboček.jpg
it was cool to see people's faces and everybody enjoyed the short text (sic!)

* this is a visual representation which can be used as a poster (but difficult to replicate) http://andrewshea.com/images/website_images/thesis/images/posters_visualizations/web/thesis_research.jpg

* I have the impression that taking as a model the layout of a magazine index could work best format for our purpose (something like this but more simple http://static.designspiration.net/data/l/520660281923_Mcrz2qku_l.jpg or like this but horizontal http://static.designspiration.net/data/l/166539585350_WuBYNtlO_l.jpg).

i would strongly suggest that we make horizontal posters, which can also be used as slides; to have not too much text (in academia the major of people just copy and paste their research project - but it is too long to read and Wikimedia can do it differently); and to make posters which can be printed in A3 (which is quite small but also much much inexpensive to reprint for future events/initiatives).



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> 2014/1/10 phoebe ayers <[hidden email]>
> Thanks Iolanda -- I think this is a great idea. We could have a standing poster exhibit hall and, perhaps, a dedicated "poster session" like academic conferences -- usually an hour or two where people with posters stand next to them and answer questions, there is nothing else scheduled, and there are refreshments. Plus, the posters could stay up throughout the conference, which means people could use spare time throughout the weekend to look at them and make connections.
>
> I think this would really help ease the number of presentations, would help people who are nervous giving a presentation or think they don't have enough to present, and would help share many more ideas. We could come up with suggested guidelines, too: a set size, have a small envelope of business cards or handouts for people who want to know more to take, etc.
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> I think we talked about having poster sessions at past wikimanias but it never really came together -- we've had a few, but never a good poster space. This year though, I think the sheer number of projects that are going on, plus the big exhibition space we have, could come together to really equal a great poster session!
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> Posters are also manageable for smaller groups/projects/organizations who cannot man a booth. After all, even if you get someone to Wikimania, there are up to eight parallel sessions and people to meet. At a booth or table, you should rotate people, while your poster will happily stand on its own, day and night, like a brave little tin soldier.
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> Still, it would help usability if there was a given format for the posters (size and structure).
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> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 7:52 PM, Luis Villa <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Personally, speaking as someone who would love to know more about what the various movement organizations are doing, and who felt a little overwhelmed at the # of booths in Hong Kong, I think this is a great idea...
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> Luis (completely personal, no official WMF endorsement :)
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> On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:34 PM, Iolanda Pensa <[hidden email]> wrote:
> dear all,
> Wikimedia initiatives/activities/experiences/tools/organizations are now incredibly numerous, and panels at Wikimania are reaching an almost unmanageable number (for attendees). why not creating posters?
>
> posters are a simple presentation tool largely used in academia. it is literally a poster (A3 or larger), which presents an overview of a project/activity/experience/thing in a short and comprehensive way. basically they include an abstract, an image (photo, visual representation, graph...), links to further documentation (it can also be a QRcode which links to a video), credits, timeframe and contacts.
> The can be made available online (also with an editable format which allows translations), they can be used as slides, and they can be printed and used for all sorts of exhibitions (in a school, during an event...).
>
> The possibility of submitting posters at Wikimania was already possible in previous Wikimania editions, but it didn't generate an habit and probably it didn't work very well (maybe it was not the right time). now there are structured chapters and affiliates, people working consistently in education, GLAMs and outreach, programs at WMF, and a desire to let other people know what is going on.
> we are thinking of include an exhibition of posters within our Wikimania bid[1] (it allows to reduce the number of panels, to allow people to share their experience even if they don't attend and to cross rapidly things you don't know jet). I'm also working with Wikimedia CH and Wikimedia Italia to prepare an event and exhibition in Lugano in Spring 2014[2] which includes an expo of posters of successful experiences in GLAM partnerships; this event could be a pilot to test the creation and use of posters.
>
> To collect the information we can make a form with limited number of words and centralize the editing; or we can make a graphic template available; or we can create a team of people who summarize already available information from online documentation. i think visual consistency can be an asset.
>
> what do you think? do you think it is a relevant format? anyone willing to help? anyone has an idea on who can set a graphic template for the posters? on meta you find a draft page about posters[3]
>
> thank you
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two weeks after my reply, i get an answer that it was rejected by a list moderator because it was 'too big' (I was unaware of any attachments?). 

Anyway, hope my comments still make sense. Trying to re-send it now from another address.

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I recall that at wikimania 2006/2007/2008 there were poster sessions too, and that I was a bit disappointed about them. They were far away from where everything was happening, you had to actively go there and nobody was really motivated to read them. 

So if a poster thingy is introduced again, I suggest to think about that as well - how to make it interactive, and how to only have interesting posters. Because if there are five boring posters, everyone will already walk away and never get to the awesome hard-work-posters on the other side of the room. I would have no objection against a threshold to ensure each poster is interesting and well designed. 

All in all I think it would help if 
* Not every poster is accepted, but only interesting ones
* There is some help in designing them in a way that they are clear, interesting, readable
* Some minimum design guidelines are created (for people who never make posters, or only those boring scientific ones - sorry scientists, but you know it's true for many of them...)
* Some interaction incentive, both for the presenter and the viewer. Maybe combine them with a discussion session, have a prize for the best poster or give free cookies. Be creative. 

Anyway, just some thoughts :)

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2014/1/10 Edward Saperia <[hidden email]>
At Wikimania 2013 the Wikidata team produced these cute little A5 leaflets that were really useful - they had a brief overview of the project, and then a bunch of entrypoints and contact details. The best thing about them was that you could slip them in your pocket, so when you were next at a computer you'd remember you were interested and could find the relevant URL.

This nicely also avoids the task of trying to fit the entire project onto one piece of paper; it's just an introduction and a physical reminder. As we all know, the real action happens online. I'm working on creating a template form that any project, big or small, can fill in, which the Wikimania team will then have designed up into booklets and print and present in the main foyer at Wikimania.

I think this is a nice alternative to posters. I'm going to great lengths to make Wikimania 2014 a very laptop friendly event, and I think leaflets suit this experience better.

You can see the design of the wikidata booklet, and sign up to be notified of when I've got the template ready to go, at https://wikimania2014.wikimedia.org/wiki/Booklets

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While I like the pamphlet/booklets, I'd ask to consider the posters as well.

1) They can be less formal and lower overhead than a full multi-page booklet
2) They are a much more familiar and well understood form factor, as it is common in academic settings
3) The can be perused much faster, and they provide physical displays around which people can discuss/debate issues and ideas
4) They make for great social interaction and can be easily combined with a happy hour or party time to provide buzz and flow through a space
5) Posters are a lower overhead to create, as at the minimum they can simply be a blown up version of a one pager

If you really want something impressive looking -- get Samsung to donate fifty 70" flat screens to fill the space, and have a rotating set of posters throughout the conference. :)

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Maybe booklet was the wrong word. Leaflet? Flyer?

Already working on the Samsung thing, I hope to do some really cool stuff with digital signage!

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While I like the pamphlet/booklets, I'd ask to consider the posters as well.

1) They can be less formal and lower overhead than a full multi-page booklet
2) They are a much more familiar and well understood form factor, as it is common in academic settings
3) The can be perused much faster, and they provide physical displays around which people can discuss/debate issues and ideas
4) They make for great social interaction and can be easily combined with a happy hour or party time to provide buzz and flow through a space
5) Posters are a lower overhead to create, as at the minimum they can simply be a blown up version of a one pager

If you really want something impressive looking -- get Samsung to donate fifty 70" flat screens to fill the space, and have a rotating set of posters throughout the conference. :)

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Sorry guys, I haven't been keeping a close eye on the bounces and missed yours. I'll check the list settings.

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