Hello, everyone. Weeks go by, and the previous conversation was throughly derailed, so out of a profound interest in ensuring a high-value event, I am bringing this up again: we *need to make progress* with planning the working-meeting-featuring-Wikimedia-affiliates-and-WMF-and-the-WMF-Board-and-AffCom, whatever we may end up calling it.
In the interest of moving on to focus on more substantive issues, and in light of there being only a single bid submitted so far, may I boldly *suggest that it be accepted* and that we devote the rest of the time until the spring to ensuring the lessons of the previous years be heeded in *significant preparatory work* by the program team and the affiliates? Asaf  or whatever we may choose to rename it. The previous thread was successfully killed by the digression into the event's name. Let's try to keep this one on track, and discuss the name ELSEWHERE, shall we?  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_Conference_2015  yes, not all the hundreds of people on this mailing list. But this is still the channel that reaches the greatest number of Wikimedia affiliates.  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2015  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Conference_2015/Bids  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Future_of_the_Wikimedia_Conference -- Asaf Bartov Wikimedia Foundation <http://www.wikimediafoundation.org> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! https://donate.wikimedia.org _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>