Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit 2021 in Berlin cancelled

2020-09-25 Thread Nicole Ebber
Thank you for following up. Wikimedia Deutschland will not host a
virtual Wikimedia Summit in 2021. Regarding an in person event later
in 2021: We would like to bring people together as soon as it is safe,
but please note that organizing an event like that, from venues to
visas, takes a lot of time, so we currently don’t think it is
realistic that the Summit is just postponed to autumn.

The Summit has grown to be the central platform for affiliates and the
WMF to discuss and advance movement strategy. We all don't yet know
what kind of meetings, gatherings and conversations will be needed and
feasible next year to advance implementation, and this will only
become clearer over the next months. Wikimedia Deutschland will gladly
join the global debate and help create spaces for these conversations
to happen.

Best wishes,
Nicole


On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 at 23:37, effe iets anders  wrote:
>
> Oh, I totally didn't notice that this was about 2021! Thanks for pointing
> that out. This was not obvious to me either. Please disregard my previous
> email.
>
> I share your disappointment.
>
> Lodewijk
>
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 10:29 AM Risker  wrote:
>
> > I'm not entirely certain that people outside of Europe necessarily were
> > aware that the in-person meeting was going to be cancelled, or at least
> > that a decision/announcement to cancel it would be made this far in
> > advance. I agree that cancellation, even seven  months before the scheduled
> > meeting, is an appropriate decision.
> >
> > I too am a bit disappointed that there doesn't appear to be any planning
> > for some sort of virtual meeting, though. It will definitely affect
> > strategy implementation.
> >
> > Risker/Anne
> >
> > On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 at 12:59, effe iets anders 
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but I think the point of this message is to
> > say
> > > that nothing virtual will be organized either (we already knew no
> > physical
> > > meeting was going to happen). Which brings lots of questions as to how
> > that
> > > affects the strategy implementation.
> > >
> > > Lodewijk
> > >
> > > On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 12:19 AM Rajeeb  wrote:
> > >
> > > > Very sad to hear that, hopefully a virtual one will make us happy.
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > > Rajeeb.
> > > > (U:Marajozkee).
> > > >
> > > > On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 at 12:31, Abraham Taherivand <
> > > > abraham.taheriv...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Dear all,
> > > > >
> > > > > It’s with regret that we have to inform you that due to the continued
> > > > > global health situation (COVID-19), the meeting of the Wikimedia
> > Summit
> > > > > 2021
> > > > > and related side events in Berlin have been cancelled.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > We optimistically look forward to safely reconvening in Berlin in
> > 2022.
> > > > >
> > > > > Best regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > Abraham Taherivand, Executive Director Wikimedia Deutschland
> > > > >
> > > > > Katherine Maher, Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > >
> > > > > Geschäftsführender Vorstand / Executive Director
> > > > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit 2021 in Berlin cancelled

2020-09-24 Thread effe iets anders
Oh, I totally didn't notice that this was about 2021! Thanks for pointing
that out. This was not obvious to me either. Please disregard my previous
email.

I share your disappointment.

Lodewijk

On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 10:29 AM Risker  wrote:

> I'm not entirely certain that people outside of Europe necessarily were
> aware that the in-person meeting was going to be cancelled, or at least
> that a decision/announcement to cancel it would be made this far in
> advance. I agree that cancellation, even seven  months before the scheduled
> meeting, is an appropriate decision.
>
> I too am a bit disappointed that there doesn't appear to be any planning
> for some sort of virtual meeting, though. It will definitely affect
> strategy implementation.
>
> Risker/Anne
>
> On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 at 12:59, effe iets anders 
> wrote:
>
> > Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but I think the point of this message is to
> say
> > that nothing virtual will be organized either (we already knew no
> physical
> > meeting was going to happen). Which brings lots of questions as to how
> that
> > affects the strategy implementation.
> >
> > Lodewijk
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 12:19 AM Rajeeb  wrote:
> >
> > > Very sad to hear that, hopefully a virtual one will make us happy.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Rajeeb.
> > > (U:Marajozkee).
> > >
> > > On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 at 12:31, Abraham Taherivand <
> > > abraham.taheriv...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Dear all,
> > > >
> > > > It’s with regret that we have to inform you that due to the continued
> > > > global health situation (COVID-19), the meeting of the Wikimedia
> Summit
> > > > 2021
> > > > and related side events in Berlin have been cancelled.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > We optimistically look forward to safely reconvening in Berlin in
> 2022.
> > > >
> > > > Best regards,
> > > >
> > > > Abraham Taherivand, Executive Director Wikimedia Deutschland
> > > >
> > > > Katherine Maher, Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > > Geschäftsführender Vorstand / Executive Director
> > > >
> > > > Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
> > > > Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
> > > > http://wikimedia.de
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit 2021 in Berlin cancelled

2020-09-24 Thread Tito Dutta
Greetings
Considering the brief email mostly talked about the in-person event in
Berlin, has there been any thought to break the usual timing of Wikimedia
Summit, which is generally April, and try "possibly" pushing it in the
later part of the year such as September, October, November 2021?

(I also second the question about the virtual conference)

Thanks
User:Titodutta



বৃহস্পতি, ২৪ সেপ্টেম্বর, ২০২০ তারিখে ১০:৫৯ PM টায় এ Risker <
risker...@gmail.com> লিখেছেন:

> I'm not entirely certain that people outside of Europe necessarily were
> aware that the in-person meeting was going to be cancelled, or at least
> that a decision/announcement to cancel it would be made this far in
> advance. I agree that cancellation, even seven  months before the scheduled
> meeting, is an appropriate decision.
>
> I too am a bit disappointed that there doesn't appear to be any planning
> for some sort of virtual meeting, though. It will definitely affect
> strategy implementation.
>
> Risker/Anne
>
> On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 at 12:59, effe iets anders 
> wrote:
>
> > Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but I think the point of this message is to
> say
> > that nothing virtual will be organized either (we already knew no
> physical
> > meeting was going to happen). Which brings lots of questions as to how
> that
> > affects the strategy implementation.
> >
> > Lodewijk
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 12:19 AM Rajeeb  wrote:
> >
> > > Very sad to hear that, hopefully a virtual one will make us happy.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Rajeeb.
> > > (U:Marajozkee).
> > >
> > > On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 at 12:31, Abraham Taherivand <
> > > abraham.taheriv...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Dear all,
> > > >
> > > > It’s with regret that we have to inform you that due to the continued
> > > > global health situation (COVID-19), the meeting of the Wikimedia
> Summit
> > > > 2021
> > > > and related side events in Berlin have been cancelled.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > We optimistically look forward to safely reconvening in Berlin in
> 2022.
> > > >
> > > > Best regards,
> > > >
> > > > Abraham Taherivand, Executive Director Wikimedia Deutschland
> > > >
> > > > Katherine Maher, Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > >
> > > > Geschäftsführender Vorstand / Executive Director
> > > >
> > > > Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
> > > > Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
> > > > http://wikimedia.de
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit 2021 in Berlin cancelled

2020-09-24 Thread Risker
I'm not entirely certain that people outside of Europe necessarily were
aware that the in-person meeting was going to be cancelled, or at least
that a decision/announcement to cancel it would be made this far in
advance. I agree that cancellation, even seven  months before the scheduled
meeting, is an appropriate decision.

I too am a bit disappointed that there doesn't appear to be any planning
for some sort of virtual meeting, though. It will definitely affect
strategy implementation.

Risker/Anne

On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 at 12:59, effe iets anders 
wrote:

> Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but I think the point of this message is to say
> that nothing virtual will be organized either (we already knew no physical
> meeting was going to happen). Which brings lots of questions as to how that
> affects the strategy implementation.
>
> Lodewijk
>
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 12:19 AM Rajeeb  wrote:
>
> > Very sad to hear that, hopefully a virtual one will make us happy.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Rajeeb.
> > (U:Marajozkee).
> >
> > On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 at 12:31, Abraham Taherivand <
> > abraham.taheriv...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
> >
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > It’s with regret that we have to inform you that due to the continued
> > > global health situation (COVID-19), the meeting of the Wikimedia Summit
> > > 2021
> > > and related side events in Berlin have been cancelled.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > We optimistically look forward to safely reconvening in Berlin in 2022.
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > >
> > > Abraham Taherivand, Executive Director Wikimedia Deutschland
> > >
> > > Katherine Maher, Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > Geschäftsführender Vorstand / Executive Director
> > >
> > > Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
> > > Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
> > > http://wikimedia.de
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit 2021 in Berlin cancelled

2020-09-24 Thread effe iets anders
Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but I think the point of this message is to say
that nothing virtual will be organized either (we already knew no physical
meeting was going to happen). Which brings lots of questions as to how that
affects the strategy implementation.

Lodewijk

On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 12:19 AM Rajeeb  wrote:

> Very sad to hear that, hopefully a virtual one will make us happy.
>
> Regards,
> Rajeeb.
> (U:Marajozkee).
>
> On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 at 12:31, Abraham Taherivand <
> abraham.taheriv...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
>
> > Dear all,
> >
> > It’s with regret that we have to inform you that due to the continued
> > global health situation (COVID-19), the meeting of the Wikimedia Summit
> > 2021
> > and related side events in Berlin have been cancelled.
> >
> >
> >
> > We optimistically look forward to safely reconvening in Berlin in 2022.
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Abraham Taherivand, Executive Director Wikimedia Deutschland
> >
> > Katherine Maher, Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation
> >
> > --
> >
> > Geschäftsführender Vorstand / Executive Director
> >
> > Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
> > Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
> > http://wikimedia.de
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit 2021 in Berlin cancelled

2020-09-24 Thread Rajeeb
Very sad to hear that, hopefully a virtual one will make us happy.

Regards,
Rajeeb.
(U:Marajozkee).

On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 at 12:31, Abraham Taherivand <
abraham.taheriv...@wikimedia.de> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> It’s with regret that we have to inform you that due to the continued
> global health situation (COVID-19), the meeting of the Wikimedia Summit
> 2021
> and related side events in Berlin have been cancelled.
>
>
>
> We optimistically look forward to safely reconvening in Berlin in 2022.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Abraham Taherivand, Executive Director Wikimedia Deutschland
>
> Katherine Maher, Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation
>
> --
>
> Geschäftsführender Vorstand / Executive Director
>
> Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
> Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
> http://wikimedia.de
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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Summit 2021 in Berlin cancelled

2020-09-24 Thread Abraham Taherivand
Dear all,

It’s with regret that we have to inform you that due to the continued
global health situation (COVID-19), the meeting of the Wikimedia Summit 2021
and related side events in Berlin have been cancelled.



We optimistically look forward to safely reconvening in Berlin in 2022.

Best regards,

Abraham Taherivand, Executive Director Wikimedia Deutschland

Katherine Maher, Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation

-- 

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Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0
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