[Foundation-l] [Wikimania-l] Wikimania 2008 and reflecting on what Wikimania is all about

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 19:55:37 UTC 2007


Good timing on the reminder :-)  12-24 months out is a good time to
plan bids. Another good idea that has been raised is defining a
process so that bids are resolved once a year, more than a year in
advance of Wikimania.

Some of the successful processes I've seen involve selecting a
location the year before (or two years before) at the event itself --
that allows a fair number of bid evaluators to meet in person; allows
the team that has just finished the event to debrief and directly pass
on ideas and advice to a future team; and passes on momentum from a
successful bid through an international audience once it is announced.


On 6/6/07, Guillaume Paumier <guillom.pom at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello
> On 8/17/06, Delphine Ménard <notafishz at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have read the numerous comments on the fact that we should be
> > planning Wikimania well in advance, and I fully agree that choosing
> > the city for Wikimania 2008 sometime at the end of 2006 or beginning
> > of 2007 makes perfect sense, and we have started working on it.
> This email was sent in august 2006. We said it would be better to start
> planning Wikimania 2008 in advance, and before Wikimania 2007 happens. As
> far as I know, not much has been done yet. For the record, there are current
> bids, but not many seem to be serious:
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2008/Bids
> So, maybe "we" should think about it :) (call this email a "friendly
> reminder"...)
> --
> Guillaume Paumier
> [[m:User:guillom]]
> "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have
> imagined." Henry David Thoreau
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