Yes, you are correct. The Board has not yet approved the annual plan for next
year so our plans for the conference and other programs are contingent on Board
> On Apr 5, 2018, at 6:56 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Victoria,
> Thank you very much for the explanations.
> I am glad to hear that the net effect of these changes will be that travel
> costs remain flat. Does that include lodging and per diem costs?
> I would suggest collaborating with the WikiConference North America
> organizers to try to arrange for there to be no overlap between the two
> conferences. That may be impossible, but I think that it is desirable. To
> the best of my knowledge, the exact WMCONNA dates have been finalized
> while the WMTCON dates have not
> <https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Technical_Conference/2018>. Both
> conferences could be in October but on different weekends so that there
> would be no overlap.
> The WMF Board has not yet adopted the 2018-2019 WMF Annual Plan, which I
> believe means that the plans for the WMTCON and for the next WMF All Hands
> Conference are contingent on WMF Board approval of that annual plan. Is
> that correct?
> I would like there to be a policy that every conference which receives WMF
> funding, including the Wikimedia Conference and All Hands, should go
> through a WMF Conference and Event Grants process
> <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference>, perhaps with levels of
> detail and scrutiny that are scaled according to the sizes of budgets and
> the number of anticipated participants. Even if funding is a foregone
> conclusion, I think that compelling all conference organizers to do this
> will help with transparency and to strengthen the planning and evaluation
> of conferences.
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