Did I miss something or why are we now discussing solutions to problems
that we haven't even started to discuss yet? Have we or the "committee"
come up with any ideas on what and who Wikimania should be for before
rushing headlong into planning 2018?

On 18 October 2016 at 00:10, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Ellie.
>
> On the topic of event safety, I am wondering if there is a standard
> checklist that WMF uses when narrowing potential sites for Wikimanias and
> if you could make that checklist public. Perhaps it is public already but I
> don't know where to find it.
>
> Regarding Wikimania goals and strategy, I'd like to suggest that WMF take
> a look at what our friends in WMDE have done with the Wikimedia Conference
> to increase focus on specific topics and to make conference outcomes a bit
> clearer and more measurable.
>
> I also like that WMDE devotes significant staff support to the conference,
> which decreases the burden on volunteers; I would like to see a similar
> shift for Wikimania so the event is less dependent on heroic efforts from
> volunteers. I realize that there is financial cost involved with increased
> staff support for conferences; this is one area in which increased
> expenditure makes sense to me.
>
> I look forward to hearing about further developments.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Pine
>
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