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Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums & Wikimedia / Fri 10 - Sun 12 April 2015
Koninklijke Bibliotheek & National Archive of The Netherlands, The Hague, NL

€27,50 / €80 / €110 / Book your tickets here
Contact: Sandra Fauconnier <>, conference phone +31 (0)6 2130 8653, @wmnl - - GLAM-WIKI 2015 on Commons

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Let us know which proposals you are interested in!

We have received more than 40 presentation proposals Which ones would you like to attend? Please indicate your interest under your favorite proposals. This will help the programme committee in the selection process of the best and most requested contributions to the conference.

Proposal deadline extended

The proposal deadline for the GLAM-WIKI 2015 conference has been extended until March 5, 5PM CET. We know that a few people haven't gotten around to submitting yet. Now is your (final) chance to send in your idea for a presentation, workshop, lecture, panel or other contribution to the conference!

Location update

We recently visited the National Library and National Archive of The Netherlands to discuss the different rooms and facilities that will be available for the conference. Here are some photos of the locations.

Registration is open

GLAM-WIKI 2015 is now open for registration. Register now and don't miss the opportunity to meet professionals and volunteers from the cultural sector during GLAM-WIKI 2015 in The Hague!

Note: If you have applied for scholarship please do not register until you are contacted by the GLAM-WIKI 2015 scholarship committee (mid march). Thanks!

Registration includes:

  • Badge
  • Admission to all sessions that you are attending
  • Lunch and refreshments during the breaks on the conference
  • Wireless connectivity in conference venue

Payment must be made online with either a credit/debit card.

Hotel reservation

We have secured a block of 75 rooms at the discount rate of € 119,- per night (based on two persons, incl. breakfast, excl touristtax) in a hotel nearby the venue (3 minutes walk). Price for 1 person is € 109,- per night.

You can book the rooms for this rate untill march 31, depending on availability.You can book rooms here.

Hotel information:
Hampshire Hotel - Babylon Den Haag
Bezuidenhoutseweg 53
The Hague
2594 AC Netherlands

Volunteers wanted

We are looking for volunteers that want to help out during the conference. Please fill in this form (Dutch) to apply as a volunteer. Due to budget limitations we are most likely unable to cover international travel costs for volunteers, that's why the form is in Dutch. International visitors can apply for a scholarship.

Call for proposals now open!

The call for proposals is now open, please go to the proposals page to submit your proposal before the 25th of February, 5pm CET! To read more about the themes of the conference and get inspiration for your proposals, see the ideas for proposals.

Scholarship requests open!

We have a limited number of scholarships for people that are otherwise not able to attend. Visit the scholarship page for more information about the scholarships and how to request yours before the 25th of February, 5pm CET.

Grant request supported

The Wikimedia Foundation supported the grant request for the conference. This means that the conference gets a definitive GO.

Visa: request a invitation letter to the conference

Do you need a visa to travel to the Netherlands? Wikimedia Nederland can support your visa request by sending you a invitation letter to the conference. Some people can have the costs related to the their visa request reimbursed. Please read the information on the Visa page, the link to a request form for an invitation letter can also be found on that page.

Program Committee Members Announcement

The board of Wikimedia Nederland has selected the Program Committee for the GLAM WIKI 2015 conference. 12 people applied for the Program Committee, many more showed their interest for the Program Committee. The board has strived to create a good balance between experienced and new people, diversity in countries and continents and keeping the Committee manageable in numbers. This meant that we regretfully had to turn down some very qualified candidates.

The Committee consists of:

  • Mylee Joseph, Australia
  • Sarah Stierch, USA
  • Stephan Bartholmei, Germany
  • Isla Haddow, South Africa
  • Venus Liu, Hong Kong
  • Sandra Fauconnier, The Netherlands

Endorse the Event Grant request

Wikimedia Nederland was asked to write a separate grant request (PEG) for the GLAM WIKI 2015 conference. This request is currently being discussed in the Grant Advisory Committee. If you want to support this request, then you can leave your endorsement for the conference.