The next Seattle OpenStreetMap event is an Mapping-what-you-know Party,
Below is some more information about the OpenStreetMap's formal call for bids, As per my earlier forward, OpenStreetMap Seattle is planning to make a bid. If you are interested, I would follow Clifford's suggestion to get an id on wiki.openstreetmap.org
. I plan to participate in that process, but I will need to delay until later in Labor Day week due to visitors.