On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 2:50 PM, George Herbert
I would think that properly planning a proposal for
this would take a lot more than 2 weeks - I've done conference and
convention organization work before, and even the rough plan for a
proposal took more than 2 weeks, including finding and getting
preliminary agreements with venues etc.
Agreed! To clarify: Feb 8 is just the deadline to put down the city
name as a possibility. You then have until March 29 to work up the
full bid (with team and venue information, etc). Two *months* is still
a tight timeline for the amount of information required, though.
The 2012 proposal would be more reasonable, on the
basis of having a
year to get a team and proposal ready to go.
However, if someone here wants to go gung-ho for 2011 as a practice
run or if you think you could actually pull a credible proposal
together that fast, more power to you. It would be a good excuse for
some gettogethers at least...
I have worked on planning Wikimania for several years now -- so if
anyone has questions about this feel free to ask me directly. Note,
I'm not personally committing :) -- but I thought I'd find out if
there was any community interest (or pent-up desire!) to host
On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 10:14 AM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.ayers(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was asked if the SF-area Wikimedia group had any interest in putting
> in a bid for Wikimania 2011:
> The deadline to do so is February 8 -- two weeks away (just to list
> the bidding city's name; the deadline for full bid info is March 29).
> If that's too hard, there's an unofficial page for 2012 already as
> well: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2012
> If you don't know what Wikimania is, see
> What do y'all think?
> -- phoebe
> - http://phoebeayers.info
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