NIH Wiki Fair
Wednesday February 28, 2007, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lister Hill Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD

NIH Wiki Fair

The purpose of the NIH Wiki Fair is to educate the NIH community on the capabilities and limitations of Wiki technology and to provide case studies and demonstrations of Wikis in use at NIH and elsewhere in the private and publics sectors.

Intended Audience: NIH community, other government agencies, extramural scientists.

Highlights and Agenda:

  1. Keynote speakers:
    • Dr. Calvin Andrus, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Center for Mission Innovation, CIA
    • Dr. Larry Sanger, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of the Citizendium Project, and co-founder of Wikipedia
    • Dr. Barend Mons, Wiki for Professionals project lead, Associate Professor at Leiden University Medical Center, and at Erasmus Medical Center
  2. Case study presentations of wikis at NIH, The National Geographic Society, and General Services Administration.
  3. Demonstrations of wikis on various wiki engines.
  4. Panel discussion:�"Wikis: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly�.

See detailed Agenda.

Registration is CLOSED. The registration for the Wiki Fair has reached the capacity. Please join the videocast and contact the NIH Wiki Fair committee if you have questions.

Location and Directions: Please bring appropriate required identification and review the information for NIH visitors.

Videocast: See live videocast. Use the Live Event Feedback Form available at the videocast site to send questions to speakers. For help with the videocast send email to The recording of the event will be available from the videocast archive.

Special Needs: Sign language interpretation has been arranged. For assistance, please contact Interpreting Customer Service at, (301) 402-8180; TTY (301) 435-1908. Individuals who require special assistance to participate in this event should contact Carole Harman or Chris Gaines, ORS, DOES, (301) 402-8180; or TTY (301) 435-1908; and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Wiki Fair Organizing Committee: Olga Brazhnik (CIT), Peter Lyster (NIMGS), Vivien Bonazzi (NHGRI), Dan Wendling (NLM), Kathryn Dudley (NIH Library/ORS/OD), and Tatiana Khramkova (ORIS/OER).

Sponsors: NIH Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI) Committee, Center for Information Technology (CIT), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Library of Medicine (NLM), Office of Research Information Systems (ORIS/OER), National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and NIH Library/ORS/OD.

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