I'm too excited to write now indeed, so here's a quick mail :)
I just want to say thank you to all the people who supported this bid and thanks to the jury for their choice which I believe was hard due to the 2 wonderful bids from Atlanta and Cape town.
We would like to give special thanks for Bibliotheca Alexandrina and its head Dr. Ismail Serageldin and Dr. Noha Adly (ICT director) for the huge support we received through the last year since WM 07 bid, and their interest in helping out spreading free knowledge all over Egypt.
We're all happy here for this choice and we promise you a wonderful Wikimania in Alexandria, don't miss it ;)
We'll very much appreciate all the possible help you can offer guys and would like to thank all the people who offered to help since the announcement was out! I'm overwhelmed indeed.
We're having a small meeting irl including the core bidding team after tomrrow.
and we're having a grand meeting after Eid (end of Ramadan) here in Egypt (between 22-25 Oct) more updates will follow on this, stay tuned for online help details soon!

Thank you all again, and see you next Wikimania in Alexandria :)

Best regards,
Mohamed Ibrahim [[Mido]]
Lead coordinator for Wikimania 2008

On 10/9/07, Cary Bass <cbass@wikimedia.org> wrote:
Majorly wrote:
> On 09/10/2007, *Aude* <audevivere@gmail.com
> <mailto:audevivere@gmail.com>> wrote:
>     >From what I've seen of the bid, I'm sure the organizers will do a
>     great job.
>     Are any specific dates set for Wikimania 2008?  Please let me know
>     ASAP so I can plan accordingly.
>     -Aude
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> 18-21 July
According to their page, the dates are estimated and subject to revision.


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