I don't think this is a suitable topic for such a public mailing list at this time, regardless. Hong Kong comes before a bid that hasn't actually been finalised.

Joe

On 25 August 2012 20:46, Lodewijk <lodewijk@effeietsanders.org> wrote:
Maybe the question should first be: what kind of Wikimania do we want. Personally, I would be totally happy with down scaling the conference a bit. Less visitors (500-600), less events and less professional. Let it be more volunteer focused, and yes, perhaps also a bit more chaotic. That also means we can change the nature of bids: more back to basic and more focus on location, venue and accomodation. If we can bring the budget down, we also need to focus less on sponsorships etc, which should make the bidding easier and more open to more groups of dedicated volunteers.

I know other people have a different opinion about it, and would rather make the conference more professional, less risky, more fancy etc. I prefer it to be a lower key community event.

Lodewijk

2012/8/25 Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton@gmail.com>
On 25 August 2012 20:28, Itzik Edri <itzik@infra.co.il> wrote:
> Sorry, it's undiplomatic to interfere with others budget plans - but I just
> can't ignore how the future of Wikimania will look like if others will
> follow UK plans to invest 40,000 only for the bid process (about 62,000$).

To be clear, that plan is still in draft, and that particular item has
received plenty of opposition.

I am in favour of spending money on bids - it is necessary if we want
to get professional quality bids. I am not in favour of spending that
kind of money on bids, though.

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