Dear all,

soon we will starting the bidding process for Wikimania 2016.

Soon the Wikimania Committee will be kicking off the selection process
for deciding who should host Wikimania 2016.

Request for Proposals (RfP) is being published soon and we want to
invite volunteers to serve on the selection jury. The jury will evaluate
bids and make a recommendation to this committee and the WMF based on
published criteria, reviewing the bids from November onwards until the
final selection is made in December 2014.

This is roughly 30-40 hours' work, and is key to us making Wikimania a
strong, healthy community conference that we all can enjoy. The
Wikimania Committee will select a jury that is a balanced representation
of the community, from a diverse range of backgrounds, sexes, languages,
cultures and regions of the world.

What we are looking for:
* seven members
* geographical diversity
* experience with events of this kind - either outside or inside the
movement, as organiser or long-time Wikimaniac
* members are required to read the Wikimania proposals on Meta Wiki
* members are required to participate in six conference calls to discuss
with each Wikimania proposal team and with the jury, approximate
duration two hours, during the review phase (approx. one to two weeks
around December)

If you would like to serve on the jury, please e-mail Ellie Young
(off-list) eyoung @ August 24. We will announce the jury
in two weeks' time.

On behalf of the Wikimania Committee with regards,

Manuel Schneider - Chief Information Officer
Wikimedia CH - Verein zur Förderung Freien Wissens
Lausanne, +41 (21) 340 66 22 -

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