I would be careful but using the Wikimania to forward some phases of the
discussion in person because many people dont get the opportunity to attend
in person and the last thing this process needs now is another barrier to
community participation

On 13 October 2015 at 00:55, Siko Bouterse <sboute...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 10:40 PM, Liang-chih Shang Kuan <
> shangkua...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I want to kindly ask a follow up on the issue Isabella Apriana has
> > mentioned - "...it's not official yet for Montreal, but seems like
> > there's nothing we can do about 2017 now because community discussion is
> > expected to focus on 2018-2021."
> >
> > Is that true? Should all the bid team except Montreal stop to spend their
> > energy for the 2017 bid anymore, or should they keep contact the local
> > venue and service providers to have a better research on their bid?
> >
> > I personally really want to have another Wikimania in Asia (if so, I
> won't
> > have big jet lag issue, haha), I see WMID is putting some lot of efforts
> of
> > their organization on the bid process (I was having a meeting with them
> for
> > 2 hours to know better about the venue situation in Bali), so I ask this
> > question. Just want to make sure how the follow up should go for the
> > bidders before the community consultation in November to prevent burned
> out
> > and reduce feeling of frustration.
> >
>
> Hi Liang. Confirming here that we've asked anyone who is considering
> hosting Wikimania (for 2017 or any other year) to be in touch with Ellie
> Young directly before putting any more energy into a bid.  Hope this is
> clear now - thanks!
>
>
> >
> > Best,
> >
> >
> > Liang, Wikimedia Taiwan
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