I do have some conversation on this
With Ellie Young, the conference coordinator in WMF
Especially some repetitive labour on sponsor every year
And sort of pool of general sponsor and brand of Wikimania stuff
Actually I am not sure if everybody happy with these ideas, however if we need to continue
without too much worries and repetitive labour
These connections need to maintained either by Commitee or staff
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On 5 May, 2013, at 17:05, Manuel Schneider <manuel.schneider(a)wikimedia.ch> wrote:
Am 05.05.2013 10:52, schrieb WereSpielChequers:
I like this, though program evaluation needs to
allow for the
possibility that the local bid team might want to organise a national
What I think we should be trying to do is reduce
the competing bid
elements of Wikimania and building on the cooperative elements. It would
be hard to think of any other aspect of the movement where we have rival
teams competing against each other and all but the winning teams efforts
end on the discard pile.
1) the different teams and committees which are nod defined as "local"
here will do their work continously. There will be change in persons but
there won't be a completely new team each year for each Wikimania. I
expect the change to be more organic.
This means that many aspects of Wikimania are then away from the local
team. Not completely taken away, of course we aim for cooperation, but
they don't have to worry about these things.
That should also making bidding easier:
* you don't have to have such a big team and prove that they are all
active and experts
* you don't have to have a complete technical concept for Wifi etc.
because the tech team will bring it in
* you don't have to worry so much about sponsoring because you will get
professional support from WMF (you will still have to look for some
local sponsors but the global ones will be arranged with the WMF)
* you don't have to worry about VISA coordination, invitation letters
etc. because there is a team that will handle it
2) I already wrote that a few weeks ago: We should provide a bidding
template on Meta.
I am not interested in the touristic highlights of the host city, nor
the food specialties etc. (I am, of course, but I don't want to read it
in the bid).
The bids should contain basic facts:
* a venue
* programmatic ideas (national language track, keynote speakers,
outreach, events around Wikimania...)
* a basic outline of the infrastructure (where is the next international
airport, how is local transport going to happen...)
This should make bidding much easier. Maybe we even want to make it a
requirement that the local team should have organised a local / regional
event first? It would give them experience and open doors for venues and
accommodation. In my idea the support teams for Wikimania can also be
asked to help with local conferences where needed (if capacity allows).
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