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2012

Official statement of Wikimedia DC on SOPA and PIPA 
JANUARY 18, 2012: Wikimedia District of Columbia (Wikimedia DC) stands firmly with the decision of Wikipedia editors and administrators to shut down the English Wikipedia for 24 hours on January 18, 2012, in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECTIP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate. Read more »
Wikimedia DC and Department of State partner to host Wikimania 2012 
FEBRUARY 6, 2012: Wikimedia District of Columbia (Wikimedia DC) is partnering with the U.S. State Department's Office of eDiplomacy to bring the international conference “Wikimania 2012” to the nation’s capital on July 12–14, 2012. The conference will take place at George Washington University. Read more »
Mary Gardiner to keynote Wikimania 2012 
MARCH 23, 2012: Wikimedia District of Columbia (Wikimedia DC) is pleased to announce Mary Gardiner as the keynote speaker for Wikimania 2012, the international Wikimedia conference. Mary will be speaking at the opening session of the conference on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Read more »
WikiHow joins Wikimania 2012 as a Bronze-Level Sponsor 
MARCH 30, 2012: Wikimedia District of Columbia (Wikimedia DC) is pleased to announce that WikiHow has joined Wikimania 2012 as a Bronze-Level sponsor. Read more »
Encyclopedia of Life joins Wikimania 2012 as a Copper-Level Sponsor 
MARCH 30, 2012: Wikimedia District of Columbia (Wikimedia DC) is pleased to announce that the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) has joined Wikimania 2012 as a Copper-Level sponsor. Read more »
Google joins Wikimania 2012 as a Diamond-Level Sponsor 
MARCH 30, 2012: Wikimedia District of Columbia (Wikimedia DC) is pleased to announce that Google has joined Wikimania 2012 as a Diamond-Level sponsor. Google’s support of Wikimania helps bring hundreds of people around the world who support open source, open culture, and free access to global knowledge. Read more »
Congressional Cemetery becomes the world's largest outdoor encyclopedia of American history 
JULY 2, 2012: The 205-year-old Congressional Cemetery in Washington is now the world’s largest outdoor encyclopedia of American history. While touring the grounds, visitors may call up an article from Wikipedia on, for example, the life of John Philip Sousa by scanning a QR code (Quick Response code) with their smartphones. Read more »

2013

Wikimedia DC Launches "Wiki Loves Monuments USA" Photo Contest 
SEPTEMBER 1, 2013: Wikimedia District of Columbia has launched Wiki Loves Monuments USA, a month-long photography contest. Wiki Loves Monuments USA is part of the international Wiki Loves Monuments contest, certified by Guinness World Records for two consecutive years as the world's largest photography contest. Read more »