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

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Thu Jun 7 07:40:57 UTC 2007

These were the kinds of points that were being made in the days 
following Wikimania 2006.  The current year Wikimania can provide great 
apprenticeship for the local core that will be running the following 
year's event.  Being able to promote Wikimania 2008 in Taipei so that we 
will be leaving that event with a positive feeling that we will be 
meeting next year in Xxxx can only be an advantage.


Samuel Klein wrote:

>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:
>>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:
>>So, maybe "we" should think about it :) (call this email a "friendly

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