IIC Edit-A-Thon on Climate

IIC Edit-a-Thon on Climate: take part in multiple languages


This event is now over but you can find out more about IIC's work on the Sustainability and Climate Action Community Challenge Programme | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (iiconservation.org) Next dates to be confirmed.

Alongside Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC and continuing the great success of past years, IIC organises 24-hour global edit-a-thon, to edit and create content for the world's largest encyclopedia, Wikipedia, focused on Cultural Heritage Conservation Sustainability, UN Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Action themes.

We would like to invite you as an IIC Student, Early Career member and Individuals to take part in one of the most exciting and collaborative plans our IIC Edit-A-Thon, which will help create an invaluable new resource for conservators.

The importance of open knowledge and the power of collective intelligence

We will bridge the gaps in the world’s largest encyclopaedia, Wikipedia, with a focus on the theme of Cultural Heritage Conservation and Climate Action. Our collaboration will bring together existing resources on climate and conservation, as well as adding new material. By the end of the Edit-A-Thon, we aim to have created a unique global knowledge set to underpin action on climate being taken by the conservation profession. You just have to join us, write about your interests within the topics and edit on Wikipedia!

Choose your two hour time slot as the Edit-A-Thon moves around the world

Participating universities sign up for one of our two-hour “sprint slots” - and then pass on the virtual baton from time zone to time zone across the world. If you are no longer at university, but would like to be part of this - and pick up useful collaborative information development skills - we would love to have you, do drop Marina a line, details at the bottom of this email.


Plenty of support for all those taking part

* We are supported by a Wikimedian in residence, through UK Wikimedia, our technical partner.
* You will receive online editing training programmed to suit you, during November. Recorded training materials will also be accessible for participants to view in their own time.
* Our Edit-a-thon project co-ordinator Marina Herriges, who is also our Associate Editor for Rethinking Conservation through Sustainability, will be on hand to answer your questions.
* The translation capability of Wikipedia means that you can participate in most languages.


How to contribute to future events

If you would like to know more about IIC's Edit-a-Thon's, and are keen to get involved, please drop Marina a line at marina.herriges@iiconservation.org – we would love to hear from you.