I am seriously interested in organising a Wikimania in Bangkok.
The Thai Wiki does not have a functional chapter, but there is a user group
chaired by a professor at Thailand’s major Medical College, and we have
collaborated on various projects.
With our combined knowledge we could get a team together fofr 2018 0r 2019
probably 2019 would be best. .
I have experience in event management. Taweetham has lived and studiedfor his
PhD in Australia and has attended several Wikimanias. I have lived in Thailand
for nearly 20 years and was a professor at a government university in Bangkok
for several years.
Bangkok has an ideal geo location, it’s a very modern city with excellent
transport and communications infrastructures. (two large interation airports
only 20 mins from the city centre; highly developed urban rapid mass transport
systems; first class Internet).
Food, accommodation, and other facilities for visitors cost roughly one sixth
of those in Western (USA, Canada, Australia, Europe,) or Westernised economies
(HK, Singapore, etc).
> On 17Oct, 2016, at 07:24, Ellie Young <eyo...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> This is a follow-up to a posting to this list by the Wikimania Committee in
> July soliciting proposals for people who might be interested in hosting a
> future Wikimania (especially 2018 and 2019), as follows:
> "We are now looking for proposals of teams and locations. This is not a
> bidding process; we are keen for this to be a light-weight, simple request
> for suggestions. You don’t need to have a venue locked down, contracts
> drafted or sponsors lined up. You can have a quick look at the “judging
> criteria” which were used for 2016, but the key part is commitment. In
> deciding where to hold conferences, we have to take into account additional
> factors about potential sites such as cost, accessibility, and security.
> I will be following up with various people who have expressed interest in the
> coming week. If anyone else is interested in discussing the possibilities
> (the team/prospective host need not be tied to a particular venue), please
> get in touch with me directly by October 30, 2016. We will be working with
> the WM
> F in the coming months in finalizing a venue/team for 2018, and we also
> want to get an early start at identifying potentials for the following year.
> Thank you,
> Ellie Young
> WMF Events Manager
> eyo...@wikimedia.org <mailto:eyo...@wikimedia.org>
>  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2016_judging_criteria
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