Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hendrickson Forum 2012 features director of Wikimedia

This year’s Hendrickson Forum keynote speaker is Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, who will speak about “Why Wikipedia Matters.”

The event is planned for 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the SMU Event Center, 2540 Park Ave., Minneapolis. Registration begins at 3 p.m. Admission is $30 for the general public and $10 for students.

The moderator will be Fred de Sam Lazaro, director of the Under-Told Stories Project at Saint Mary’s University and a correspondent for PBS NewsHour.

With nearly a half billion readers, Wikipedia is the most popular encyclopedia in human history. Gardner will discuss how Wikipedia has changed global access to information and what the future might hold.

Pre-forum seminars will run from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. on “From Free to Fee and Other Info Age Challenges” and “InnovationLive: Can 3M’s Strategy Work for You?” For more information, go to