The Year of Science is coming to a conference near you

A major component of the 2016 Year of Science is engaging scientists to work with Wikipedia, and improve Wikipedia’s science content.

One way we’re doing that is by partnering with major scientific societies for a series of ‘edit-a-thons,’ workshops, and talks at conferences throughout the year.

During edit-a-thons, conference attendees learn the basics of Wikipedia editing, make substantive changes to Wikipedia articles within their area of expertise, and learn more about the Wiki Education Foundation’s classroom program.

These events are hosted by the Simons Foundation, in partnership with Wiki Ed. Below is a list of past and future Year of Science events. We hope you can join us!


Year of Science Conference Schedule

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    Held February 13-14 – read more about the event here
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Held April 4 in San Diego read more about the event here
  • American Astronomical Society
    June 15 in San Diego – more information available here.
    Sign up to be a facilitator. Results.
  • American Society for Microbiology – ASM Microbe 2016
    June 19 in Boston – more information coming soon
    Sign up to be a facilitator. Results.
  •  American Society for Plant Biologists  Plant Biology 2016
    July 11 in Austin – more information available here.
    Sign up to be a facilitator.
  •  International Society for Computational Biology – ISMB 2016
    July in Orlando – more information coming soon
  • American Chemical Society
    August in Philadelphia – more information coming soon
  • Society for Neuroscience
    November in San Diego – more information coming soon
  • American Geophysical Union (Annual Fall Meeting)
    December in San Francisco – more information coming soon

More conferences may be confirmed soon! If you’d like to inquire about organizing a Wikipedia Year of Science edit-a-thon at your organization’s scientific conference, get in touch with John Tracey at the Simons Foundation:


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