Jimmy Wales speech in Bristol to be live webcast

by Kevin on January 5, 2011 · 0 comments

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:

<div  id="player_50664_4d1c665c56c0b_div"></div><script  src="http://www.bristol.public-i.tv/site/player/javascript/player_loader.js.php?a=50664&div=player_50664_4d1c665c56c0b_div&size=m"  type="text/javascript"></script>

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.

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