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Title:Wikipedia at 10 - Jimmy Wales speaks in Bristol (13 Jan)
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In association with Bristol City Council, HP Labs, University of Bristol 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, 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 opportunity to hear Jimmy Wales talk about the history of this remarkable project as well as the plans for future development.
Tickets for this Festival of Ideas event are SOLD OUT, but due to the level of public interest, we will be webcasting Jimmy's speech and Q&A session live - there's also the chance for our online audience to suggest a question using our watch and comment feature. The speech is expected to begin at 12:00 GMT and last for approximately 1 hour.
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