Pete Forsyth presents, leads interactive workshops, and is available for media interviews. Topics include decision-making in online peer production communities, practical instruction on writing for Wikipedia, and outreach training. Below are links to video, slide decks, or blog coverage of specific sessions.
- Online course Writing Wikipedia Articles covered on blogs of Wikimedia Foundation (post by LiAnna Davis), Creative Commons (post by Jane Park)
- Guest post on Eastwick Communications blog: Getting Wikipedia Right
- Guest post on Macslist.org blog: Add Wikipedia to your Job Skills at a Free Portland Workshop
- Interviewed on Brian Lehrer TV on museums adopting increasingly open practices, and the legacy of Aaron Swartz
- Quoted and acknowledged in The End of Big, a St. Martin’s Press book by Internet pioneer and Harvard Kennedy School lecturer Nicco Mele.
- Planned and facilitated “Legislative Data and Wikipedia Workshop” at the Cato Institute, Washington DC.
- Won a $140,000 grant, in collaboration with the University of Mississippi, to strengthen Wikipedia’s coverage and community relating to open education.
- Acknowledged in The Ethics of Big Data, an O’Reilly book by consultant and ethicist Kord Davis.
- Quoted in “Is Wikipedia Going Commercial?” by Maura Ewing, Salon, October 13, 2012.
- The OpEd Project: Presented and led Wikipedia editing exercise (Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco, August 2012)
- Web Strategies for Health Communications: Wikipedia & Health Information presentation & discussion. (Tufts University Medical School, Boston, July 2012)
- GLAM Night Out: Hosted and introduced panel addressing conflicts of interest in the dissemination of medical information. (Newseum, Washington DC, July 2012)
- World OER Congress, presented Communicate OER poster. (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, June 2012)
- Interviewed for the Wikipedia Signpost: Does Wikipedia pay? The consultant: Pete Forsyth. (May 2012)
- Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning: Wikipedia in the college classroom (University of Mississippi, March 2012)
- MBA class: Wikipedia as a marketing tool? (Golden Gate University, Calif., February 2012)
- GLAMcamp DC: planned and facilitated Wikipedia leadership workshop. (Washington DC, February 2012)
- NYC premiere of Barbershop Punk: video
- Swissnex: Webinar for university communications offices (audience in Switzerland)
- Wikipedia in Higher Education Summit: Governance and decision-making on Wikipedia (Boston)
- Creative Commons Salon: Panelist in discussion on open education (San Francisco)
- Creative Commons blog: Pete Forsyth and the Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative: Open Education and Policy
- Good Internet conference: Wikipedia: a model for using the Internet for good (video) (U.C. Berkeley, Calif.)
- Wikipedia and journalism (Sacramento State University, Calif.)
- GLAM-Wiki conference: Public Outreach at Wikimedia (Paris)
- Center for Information Technology Policy: Edit: How Wikipedia Changes the Way We Debate, Govern and Teach (Princeton University, N.J.)
- Wikipedia Campus Ambassador training: Trained initial cohort of Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors in Wikipedia editing techniques and community management. (Washington DC)
- Wikimania conference: Using Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool (Gdansk, Poland)
- Shorenstein Center: Wikipedia (Harvard University, Mass.)
- Innotech conference: Election 2008 and the Internet: How today’s Web technology is impacting Mass Communication (Portland, Ore., 2009)
- The Wikipedia Signpost (2009): WikiProject Report: WikiProject Oregon
- Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud: Encyclopedic Ambitions (Portland, Ore., 2009)
- Wikipedia for Journalists: Presented on a panel about Wikipedia’s relevance to journalists. (Portland, Ore., 2009)
- Editorial Board of the Oregon Encyclopedia: Presented on Wikipedia’s editorial and outreach models to editors of newly-launched online encyclopedia. (Portland, Ore., 2008)
- Politicorps: Presented on using online tools to run a local campaign; Wikipedia’s relevance to political leadership (Portland, Ore., 2007, 2008)