[Wikimedia-l] Registration open for Chapter Board workshop

Chris Keating chriskeatingwiki at gmail.com
Thu Dec 5 18:40:41 UTC 2013

Also, in response to a query: It is possible to register without paying
registration right away. If you click "Other Payment Options" you can
select one of those and we will settle up with you eventually. :-)


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 6:03 PM, Chris Keating <chriskeatingwiki at gmail.com>wrote:

> Correcting link:
> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/board-training-workshop-tickets-8850487045
> *cough*
> On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 5:59 PM, Chris Keating <chriskeatingwiki at gmail.com>wrote:
>> ***Registration is now open for the Wikimedia Boards Training Workshop in
>> London, 1-2 March 2014.***
>> Are you a Board member of a Wikimedia Chapter or Thematic Organisation?
>> Then this workshop is for you! We are drawing on expertise from within the
>> Wikimedia movement and beyond to produce a two-day training session which
>> will aim to give Board members the skills and knowledge to do a great job.
>> The programme and venue details for the workshop is here:
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Boards_training_workshop_March_2014
>> You can register for the event here:
>> https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/register?orderid=233759341483
>> Registration is open to all Wikimedia chapter / thematic org board
>> members but those who have, or expect to recruit, staff will gain the most
>> out of it. Registration costs £50, and accommodation options will cost £70
>> or cost £120 per night. There is a maximum of 20 places available.
>> Some frequently asked questions:
>> * Are there scholarships?
>> Yes. If your chapter / organisation is not able to cover the costs,
>> please fill in the "Will you require a scholarship to attend?" box on the
>> form with an estimate of how much your travel will be. There will be a
>> number of scholarships on offer. All scholarships offered will cover
>> registration, food, accommodation and travel (no-one is expected to pay for
>> this event out of their own pocket). We will be in touch with everyone
>> requesting a scholarship within 2 weeks with a definite answer.
>> * What if my attendance depends on visas / being re-elected?
>> If you register but are unable to attend because of visa issues, or if
>> you leave your organisation's Board before the workshop, we will offer your
>> place to someone else from your chapter/organisation. Also, if you need a
>> visa, Wikimedia UK will help (e.g. with a letter of invitation).
>> * This is a great idea but is too far away from me - what can I do?
>> This is a first step and hopefully, if it succeeds, there will be more
>> similar events in future. (Hopefully not all of them will be in London or
>> in English, either). If you feel that training and supporting boards is
>> important, then you can also raise this in the calls for programme for the
>> Wikimedia Conference and Wikimania.
>> Regards,
>> Chris
>> on behalf of Wikimedia UK and the organising committee

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