2008/7/14 Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton@gmail.com>:
2008/7/14 Tom Holden <thomas.holden@gmail.com>:
> Second bit of news is that there's a 20% discount if we book all of the
> public rooms, so on a 6 hour per day basis he's quoting 10569 (compared to
> 2844 for just the main hall).

I honestly don't know if that's a big number or a small number, does
anyone have anything to compare it to? Either way, it's good to have a
number!
 
Not sure either. Last year an organiser for the previous year's wikimania offered to allow access to their budget[1]. I think it would be useful to look at that and see what sort of figures we are likely to be looking with regards to the various expenditures we would face in putting on such an event.

I would further suggest that having the event run directly or indirectly by a charity would be a big advantage as I believe that having charitable status would mean sponsorship from corporations could have some form of tax relief for them as they would count as charitable donations. That is of course only if such conferences are included in the approved charitable aims of wikimedia uk, (I haven't checked the charter etc so am not sure if this is the case). If not then wmuk funds could not be spent on this, and donations would have to be made directly to whatever entity was organising the event.

[1] http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2007-September/032997.html

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James