I was recently surprised to learn that there is no Wikipedia page for the American Society of Biomechanics. There was one instance in which having such a page would have been useful to me in promoting the upcoming annual meeting, so I looked into creating one. It turns out, however, that Wikipedia prohibits people from making articles about themselves or their organizations, even their non-profit organizations, because of the conflict of interest that it would create.

If you are a non-member of ASB with Wikipedia skills and are so inclined, I know there are many in ASB who would be grateful to you for creating a Wikipedia article about ASB. I am sure that ASB members would buy you a beer or two in Brisbane or Boulder if it did not represent a conflict of interest in the eyes of Wikipedia. There is plenty of source material on the ASB website that would be useful in creating an article, and references to ASB may be found in several textbooks on Google Books.

Thanks for considering this request.

Steve Piazza
Program Chair, 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics

Professor
Departments of Kinesiology, Mechanical Engineering (by courtesy),
and Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation (by courtesy)
Graduate Program Professor-in-Charge, Department of Kinesiology
Biomechanics Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
piazza@psu.edu