Jimmy Wales – founder of Wikipedia - makes his first visit to Bristol on 13 January 2011 to talk about Wikipedia’s development and future plans.
The visit will culminate with a speech at the University of Bristol. Seats for the speech were fully booked very quickly, so in order to bring the speech to a wider audience, we’ve decided to webcast the event live at www.bristol.gov.uk/jimmywales
For our online audience there’s the chance to watch and comment, as the webcast will feature a live discussion forum. Webcast viewers can also suggest a question for Jimmy – although he’s only scheduled to speak for an hour, so there won’t be time for too many questions. Twitter users can add to the online debate using #wp10
If you blog and would like to embed the webcast in your page – this is the code to use:
The event is brought to you by Bristol Festival of Ideas, Connecting Bristol, Bristol City Council, BBC Anchor Trust and Wikimedia UK. The webcast 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.