Hey Sue,

Of course the celebrations can (and should) continue over the next year - specially till next Wikimania..

But i'm still imagine it, Jan 15, website that show activities around the world, events, meetups, projects.. Global projects and local projects..

To have board member for a meet-up is nice, but not too special or can bring "new people"...

We tried to speak with universities to have some "Wikipedia day" on the university, but the problem it's winter break for most of the students, so most of them busy with tests and don't visiting the campuses daily...

I started to play with crazy idea, that i have since our 100K article celeberation.. to host huge party on one of the big nightclub here, to a free Wikipedia party for editors and students.. but I'm still trying to build the idea and the budget, and then look if anyone can sponsor it..


On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 12:14 AM, Sue Gardner <sgardner@wikimedia.org> wrote:
Hey Itzik (and everyone),

I have a notion. There's no reason we can't have months, or a full
year, of celebrations. But I also think it'd be great to have multiple
celebrations around the world on January 15, and I was thinking it
might be interesting to have a couple of board members + staff members
to go out and be present at some of those. For example, I think Barry
is thinking about spending January 15 in Bangalore, with the chapter

So I'm curious to know: who is planning celebrations in their country,
and might want to have a board member or staff member come and
celebrate with them? Or, who might be willing to organize something?

I say this in part because there will likely be a January 15
celebration in San Francisco. But there's no reason it should be the
primary event. So if others are planning celebrations, or are willing
to plan them, the Wikimedia Foundation would be willing to help -- by
providing guest speakers, swag/outreach materials, or whatever else
would be useful.


On 29/08/2010, Itzik Edri <itzik@infra.co.il> wrote:
> Hey,
> We have more or less 4 months to the "dead-line", big part of this time is
> going to be spent by most of us to the fundraising..
> The amount of ideas, projects and information that been share here - was
> very little..  We still don't have ideas from chapters or the foundation..
> and no information about grants and global plans.
> I'm starting to get worried.. 4 months is nothing - to plan, make a
> connection, build budget, get sponsors and ext'...
> The 10th Wikipedia anniversary can be a huge celebration week\month, and can
> be only one day press release celebration. We have the opportunity to gain
> more publicity, arrange public events and bring Wikipedia to the front.
> let's don't miss it.
> If anyone have practical ideas - please share them soon!
> Thanks,
> Itzik.

Sue Gardner
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