20 Years of Wikipedia – Come and Celebrate With Us On June 12, 2021

20 Years Wikipedia  and WikiSwiss Award


Wikimedia CH will celebrate 20 Years Wikipedia  and the first edition of the WikiSwiss Award on June 12 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm at Neubad, Lucerne. The central topic is: „Monopolisation and capitalisation of knowledge: What is knowledge worth in the digital age? Who will control access to knowledge in the future? How can knowledge be made more democratic?“


Due to the COVID restrictions we are allowed to celebrate with 100 guests only.

Please register as soon as possible – at the latest by June 6, 2021 – at .


With this event we want to

  • celebrate with max. 100 guests – we will have a waiting lis
  • establish and strengthen personal contacts
  • honour long-time Wikipedia authors from all over Switzerland
  • provide a distinguished setting for the first edition of the WikiSwiss Award Ceremony


With keynotes from

  • Monique Morrow, an American telecommunications engineer who was CTO Consulting Engineer at Cisco Systems between 2012 and 2016, and is president and co-founder of Humanized Internet, anon-profit organization active in protecting the digital identities of under-represented populations.
  • Hannes Grassegger, u.a. Technology Reporter. Economist. Former Financial Analyst, journalism award-winner. Author of „Das Kapital bin Ich“ (Kein & Aber Verlag, Berlin/Zürich, 2014), on why we should own our data. Writing a book about better platforms for Public Affairs (NYC). Working on a better platform for Switzerland.
    Member of the Global Future Council on Media, Sports and Entertainment 2020/2021. Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Experts Community.
    Former Swiss fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC.


Experts for the Panel Discussion  




Program draft 

10:30  –  Checkin/registration due to COVID-protection
Get together with coffee, croissants around the pool 

11:00  – Welcome by Moderator Nicola Forster  

11:05 – Introduction of the topic by WMCH-President Muriel Staub or
WMCH-Executive Director Jennifer Ebermann 

11:20  – Keynote 1: Hannes Grassegger 

11:35  – Keynote 2: Monique Morrow 

11:50  – Panel discussion with 5 experts (see above)

13:00  – Networking Lunch around the pool  

14:00  – WikiSwiss Award – Ceremonie and  more  

15:30  – End


Translation service

Wikimedia CH will provide  simultan translation service on demand, please inform us within your registration:

  • German to French
  • German to English
  • English to French (Keynote)
  • English to German (Keynote) 


Food restrictions

For lunch, we try to offer food which suits to the most important restrictions. Please let us know about your needs.


COVID restrictions

  • Guests have to stay seated and need to wear masks
  • 1.5 m distance between the guests (not necessay if you live in the same houshold)
  • Registration is compulsory
  • All who feel sick that day, can’t participate
  • Desinfection of tables and surfaces before and after the event

Wikimedia CH is responsible the these measures will be respected.


Please register as soon as possible – at the latest by June 6, 2021 – at .


Read more (in German)



(posted on June 2, 2021)