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=== Stay informed ===
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<div style="font-size:110%; font-weight:bold;">Whether you're a free culture movement veteran, a newcomer interested in participating for the first time, or simply curious about our mission and programs, it's easy to get involved.</div>
  
The best way to stay informed about ongoing projects and upcoming events is to join our public mailing lists:
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* '''[https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-dc wikimedia-dc]''' is used for announcements and general discussion; subscribe if you want to know about our public events and outreach work.
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* '''[http://groups.google.com/group/wikidc-internal wikidc-internal]''' is used for organizational and business discussions.  If you're interested in the fine details of our day-to-day work, this is the list for you!
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You don't need to be a member to subscribe to the lists; everyone is welcome.
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Another way to keep abreast of important news is through our social media outlets.  You can follow us on Twitter as '''[http://twitter.com/wikimediadc @wikimediadc]'''.
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=== Participate in events ===
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The Wiki Society of Washington, DC hosts many public events:
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* [[Meetups|'''Local meetups''']] are informal events where individuals interested in Wikipedia, Wikimedia, free culture, and the advancement of general knowledge can meet in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.  Meetups are usually held on weekend evenings, and are the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in our work to stop by and chat.
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* [[Meetings|'''Formal meetings''']] of the [[Board of Directors]] and the general membership take place several times throughout the year.  Most meetings are open to the general public; anyone interested in the internal workings of the Society is welcome to attend.
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* Our work with local individuals and institutions is conducted through various [[Outreach|'''outreach events''']], ranging from museum tours to Wikipedia training sessions.  Whatever your interests, there is certain to be an event that will pique them.
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* The Society occasionally hosts [[Conferences|'''major conferences''']] in the DC area.  While these events are rare, they are also the biggest and most exciting gatherings of free culture and knowledge advocates in the region.
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To find out more about upcoming events, please visit our [[Home|home page]], or [[#Stay informed|sign up to receive event announcements]].
 
 
 
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