The Wireless Battle Mesh v13 - Virtual Global Edition

14th - 15h of Nov 2020

Anywhere on Earth

The event aims to bring together people from across the globe who are interested in community networks, including wireless mesh network technologies, fiber infrastructure, Do-It-Yourself Internet Service Providers, OpenWrt community, and more generally how to create and maintain a thriving community of people involved in building their own networks.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be a full virtual event.

We envision 2 days of expert presentations, workshops, and fruitful discussions: whether you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, protocol developer, or have an interest in networking in general, come and join us!

Continuously updated information about the event:


The links to the virtual rooms will be available on the wiki at


The event is *free of charge* and registration is optional - but it would be nice to have an idea of the number of participants, to be able to plan the infrastructure.

To register, please fill in your name on the wiki at If you have any trouble, send us an e-mail at v13 at

Call for talks / workshops

We invite participants to propose workshops, talks, or other events.

We welcome contributions that broadly address the question of community networks from any of several perspectives: technical, organizational, economical, regulatory, juridical. Example topics:

Wireless Community Networks Community Networks that deploy Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks TV white space as a precious network resource (radio spectrum) Free hardware and free software for Community Networks How to organize a durable community structure? How to involve non-technical people? To "digital stewardship" and beyond? How to disseminate the spirit of community networks, knowledge etc? Connecting rural areas: challenges and solutions Public fiber networks: architecture, funding, private actors involved, oversight Internet of Things (IoT) networks and their impact on society How to take advantage of a community network in ways otherwise not possible? What are the applications? OpenWrt features, existing or upcoming OpenWrt community Technologies that work during the COVID-19 and that are friendly for community networks

Deadline for submitting a proposal: 30th October.

To submit a proposal, please add it to the wiki at or send us an email (v13 at with the template below. All information you give us will be made publicly available in the schedule unless explicitly specified otherwise.

Subject: Event proposal [e.g. conference, workshop, panel discussion, ...]

Name and/or nick Optional affiliation: community, country, employer... Event title Type of event [talk / workshop / workshop / panel discussion / other] Duration [5 min, 25 min or 55 min for talks, anything you want otherwise] Preferred date / constraint

Summary (about 200 words)

Organization Team

Albert, Filipe, Hauke, Marek, Paul, and Pedro


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