On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 10:40 PM, Geoffrey Plourde <geo.plrd(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
I notice that the jury left open a strong possibility that returning to
North America will influence the 2010 bid. I think we should start ASAP with
a official bid for 2010. Someone mentioned that Australia might be a strong
adversary. I came up with an idea that might secure Toronto Wikimania.
Bidding for 2010 is unlikely to open up for quite a while, but you are
correct that everyone has commented that there will be a strong want
for a Europe/North America Wikimania in 2010...
I am looking into forming a Wikimedia Chapter for the
Western United States
and sub chapters for several western states. If this comes to fruit, I would
be willing to trade support for 2010 in toronto if Canada was willing to
support Reno or San Diego in 2011. To win over Wikimedia Australia, we could
offer to partially subsidize their airfare.
Even if the jury was impressed by that, it is extremely doubtful that
Wikimania would be held on the same continent two years in a row.
Sorry, but I don't think this would help "secure" a Wikimania in Tornoto.
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