“Wikipedia’s 11th Birthday Bash NYC” will be celebrated tomorrow from noon to 9 p.m. at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway (south of 8th St.).

Up to 100 Wikipedians and Wikipedian wannabes will attend the free celebration which includes dozens of discussion groups.

Among topics are “A love/hate relationship with Wikipedia: Librarian Outreach (CUNY, METRO, Rutgers”).

“Peter C” (Wikipedians often do not provide last names) will discuss “How to move the NYC Chapter forward.”

Other topics are:

--“Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect Intellectual Property Act and other bad legislation.”
--“How I found WP and learned to heal, soften and cure my creative cement,” with Marion D.S. Dreyfus.
--“Triggers to improve WP participation” with Jihyun Lee.
--“Page layout for highly illustrated articles.”
--“New Page Patrol; why it is such a broken process and what we need to do to resurrect it.”
--“Cultivating and retaining new editors.”
--“Why do people vandalize WP and what is WP doing about it?”
--“Making Wikipedia Policy: a quick case study of a notability guideline.”

Lightning Talks, Open Sessions

Besides the plenary sessions, there will be “lightning talks” to the entire group and “open space” sessions.

Participants are invited to bring their ideas with them. Wifi access is being provided and projectors will be available for the presenters.

The NYC event is one of many such events throughout the U.S. and worldwide.

Pizza and cake (cake by Free Culture NYU) will be provided from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Instead of Jeopardy, which was played last year, there will be games by BigJonPCGames which includes TPiR, or Wheel of Fortune, and Press Your Luck, hosted by User Mitchazenia.