The Wikimedia Movement @ Stanford

Jimmy Wales, the founder of the Wikimedia Foundation, will give a talk @ Stanford University on May 17 2006

A well-known figure in the world of wikis -- the open content web forum that fosters online discussion and community -- Jimmy Wales will be the final speaker in this year's "Futures of Learning" series. Founder of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wales' work aims to develop and maintain open content, wiki-based projects that are accessible to anyone free of charge. In addition to the multilingual general encyclopedia Wikipedia, the Foundation manages a multi-language dictionary and thesaurus, Wiktionary, an encyclopedia of quotations, and collections of e-books for children and adults. Wales will discuss his revolutionary work and the impact of wikis on the world of education and technology.

When: Wednesday, May 17 at 7 PM
Where: Peter Wallenberg Learning Theater, Wallenberg Hall (Building 160, Main Quad) Stanford University

About the Futures of Learning Series
Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning sponsors the "Futures of Learning" lecture series to inform members of the Stanford community, as well as local citizens, about developments of critical importance in education today. Speakers include distinguished policy-makers, technologists, and scientists at the frontiers of education who wrestle with answers to the question, "What are the ideas that will transform learning?"