One more issues I see people raising the issue that they can't afford to travel to Alexandria.  I think this is something that we can help address, through sponsorships and providing scholarships to help Wikimedians attend (who otherwise cannot afford to).

I know that the Alexandria team has already thought about sponsorships. I think there is very good opportunity this time for sponsorships.  There are organizations out there who support cultural exchange between the U.S. and other countries, and the Middle East, as well as the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation. 

Enough of my talking here, but I would be more than happy to get started on this and do something.  I have some contacts with organizations in Washington, who I think can provide me leads on this.   I'm sure there are similar organizations in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, etc.  Let's be proactive and get working on this.