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In Conversation with Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia | Berkeley

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Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE

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In this edition of the free UC Regents Lecture series entitled “Welcome to the New World,” Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, discusses the history and impact of Wikipedia globally, as well as current trends on the Internet and his work at Wikia.

In January of 2001, Jimmy Wales started Wikipedia.org, the online encyclopedia that anyone can edit and today Wikipedia and its sister projects are among the top-five most visited sites on the web.

In 2007, The World Economic Forum recognized Wales as one of the “Young Global Leaders.” In addition, Wales received the “Time 100 Award” in 2006, as he was named one of the world’s most influential people in the “Scientists & Thinkers” category.

About UC’s Berkeley Center for New Media:
Located on the UC Berkeley campus, the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM) is a cross-disciplinary learning center bringing technology, the humanities, and the arts together. BCNM hosts public events and lectures such as the ATC series, conducts research, and offers a PhD program (DE in
New Media).

LOCATION: 150 Stanley Hall – UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA, 94720

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