FREE EVENT: Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia, Talks in Bristol

by Stephen Hilton on November 18, 2010 · 3 comments

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Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikimedia talks in Bristol about its development and future plans

13 January 2011 12.00-13.00 – Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol


In association with Bristol Festival of Ideas, Connecting Bristol, Bristol City Council, BBC Anchor Trust and Wikimedia UK: a special event to mark 10 years of Wikipedia with the man behind the project.

A decade ago the idea of a constantly updated online encyclopaedia, which would be collaboratively written by tens of thousands of people and read by hundreds of millions, was a dream.

Since then, Jimmy Wales has inspired others to join him, and has formed a 100,000-strong online volunteer community, which has built Wikipedia into a worldwide force for free learning and general education, run with modest resources, engaging communities worldwide. It’s now firmly established, but where will it go next?

This is a rare and special opportunity to hear Jimmy Wales talk about the history of this remarkable project as well as the plans for future development.

Details will be posted on the Bristol Festival of Ideas site shortly, or email


  • PRBristolblog

    Think that this is a fantastic opportunity for Bristol. Steve Virgin and I are mobilising the very active Bristol social media and digital community to help promote the Wikimedia cause.

    If you are attending with smart phone, laptop and iPad in hand let me know on @prbristolblog and I will shortly be blogging about how you can help promote this event, to raise the profile of the Wikimedia charity and Bristol.

    PS: We are all doing this for free but many hands make light work and this is a real coup for Bristol, so we all stand to benefit :)

  • marccooper

    Anyone got a spare ticket?! If you have one, I'm at @marccooper01 on Twitter. Thanks, in advance. Fingers crossed

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