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An ICANNWiki Edit-a-thon is typically a sponsored community event held at ICANN and other Internet Governance fora. The event is a chance for conference attendees to collectively engage in content creation and knowledge building. Typically, the event takes place at a defined location and time with attendees bringing their own laptops. The goal is to refine, edit and expand upon topics relevant to the attendees. Newer editors are given the chance to learn new wiki editing skills.
A common goal of an Edit-a-thon is to expand or highlight commonly marginalized actors or ideas within any given topic. Since some wikis rely on a smaller group of editors, an internal bias may arise. Edit-a-thons work to correct that bias or strengthen content that may be important, but has been somehow overlooked.