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.
(see also Pete Forsyth’s bio)
- Invited speaker, Leadership in Technology series, North Carolina State University College of Engineering. Wikipedia: A new era in humanity’s curation of knowledge. (video)
- Cofounder and moderator, Bay Area WikiSalon (a series for exploring wiki). Topics include: High school engagement with Wikipedia; Transgender issues and Wikipedia.
- Moderated panel: The impact of 15 years of Wikipedia.
- Moderated panel: Writing an Open Encyclopedia in a Closed World: Wikipedia & Open Access Publishing (San Francisco)
- Discussant: Planning meeting hosted by Vint Cerf et. al. for People-Centered Internet Initiative (Stanford University, Palo Alto)
- Moderated panel: The Future of Journalism in a Wikipedia World (San Francisco)
- Moderated panel: The Power of Reuse: Wikipedia in Action (Hewlett Foundation Education Grantees meeting)
- Invited speaker: The Future of Text.
- Taught Writing Wikipedia Articles course a fourth time, with the University of Mississippi as sponsor.
- Presented to faculty at the University of Sydney in the Wikipedia in Higher Education Symposium.
- Quoted in story on largeur.com (story in French): Comment les entreprises peuvent tirer profit de Wikipedia.
- Online course Writing Wikipedia Articles covered on blogs of Wikimedia Foundation (post by LiAnna Davis), Creative Commons (post by Jane Park) Taught course three times.
- Interviewed for Thompson Rivers University as a participant in the Open Educational Resources University launch event.
- 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) (recap)
- Editorial Board of the Oregon Encyclopedia: Presented on Wikipedia’s editorial and outreach models to editors of newly-launched online encyclopedia. (Portland, Ore., 2008)
- Quoted in Local Tech Community Mulls Wikipedia Editorial Change, broadcast and published online by Oregon Public Broadcasting.
- Politicorps: Presented on using online tools to run a local campaign; Wikipedia’s relevance to political leadership (Portland, Ore., 2007, 2008)