London Spring Fundraiser 2017
Institute of Contemporary Arts
The Mall, St. James, London
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
18:00 - 20:00
Join us for a drinks reception with Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia Founder, Katherine Maher, Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director, Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, and special guests for a conversation on the independence, impact, and longevity of Wikipedia and the free knowledge movement.
Event hosts include: Peter Baldwin, Ralph Simon and Tej P. S. Sood
These in-person events are special. They are fun. And they are unique. This year, our London event is the only one outside the United States. Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales will be there. So will Katherine Maher, our Executive Director. And so, we hope, will you. You'll be in good company as you share laughs, drinks, and conversations with people who care deeply about Wikipedia and want to support its independence, impact, and longevity.
The theme of this year's event is Facts Matter. Some people say that facts are "subjective" in today's online media environment. But we believe that Wikipedia -- and its foundation in facts -- is more important than ever. Despite global upheavals, Wikipedia continues to be one of the world's most popular websites. And that's because at the end of the day, people share a common thirst for high-quality, neutral information. We're proud to offer a place where people of all backgrounds and ideologies can come to think, learn, and find neutral ground together. And we are proud to be sustained by generous supporters, like yourself, who keep us online and ad-free.
The event itself is held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Just minutes from Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross station, and 10 Downing Street, the Institute of Contemporary Arts has welcomed thousands of thinkers, artists, and celebrants over the years -- including Academy Award winners, Grammy winners, Man Booker Prize winners, and more. It's a great place to have conversations about the world at large, and Wikipedia. We hope to see you there.