Hi Cornelius, a quick sanity check (sorry if this was already discussed): in your overview, you don't mention any WMF staff members as such. Is that because they won't be invited in that capacity (i.e. not including staff members that happen to be in affcom, that are affiliate representatives or as strategy working group representative, or as 'organizer'), or is their number just not limited by a quotum like the other groups, and are you counting on WMF to make sane decisions on who to send? Secondly, are you also planning to invite people 'à titre personnel' to the conference/summit/event besides these numbers? (i.e. because they would add value to the program on a particular topic, or because they have specific expertise) I'm thinking of volunteer community members that may have input for certain discussions but are not part of an affiliate or formal committee, or external experts such as the CEO of Creative Commons, who was invited in the past.
Best, Lodewijk On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 12:35 PM Cornelius Kibelka < cornelius.kibe...@wikimedia.de> wrote: > Dear all, > > As Nicole Ebber already wrote a couple of weeks ago, we would like to give > you some further information about the next Wikimedia Conference, that will > take place from March 29–31, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. > > The next conference will focus on the Movement Strategy process and > movement governance for the organized part of the movement in general. The > program will be designed according to the status and needs of the ongoing > Movement Strategy process and its working groups. We are hoping to see a > diverse group of participants next year, and look forward to creating three > days of working, discussing, and thinking together. The event is made > possible through the generous financial support of the Wikimedia > Foundation. > > Thus, to make it clearer that learning and capacity-building will not be > part of the program and cut laces to the previous conference, we will > change the name to “Wikimedia Summit” (#wmsummit). > > The change of the purpose of the event is accompanied by a change in the > composition of the audience. The event will be a more focused one, and > therefore we aim to scale down the audience to around 200 participants. As > it is this still the Wikimedia affiliates conference, every _eligible_ > affiliate can send one (1) delegate. Furthermore, we will invite > participants from the Wikimedia Affiliate EDs (~10), WMF Board of Trustees > (10), WMF staff (~10), the committees (~15 from FDC, AffCom and Simple APG) > and additional members of the Movement Strategy working groups, that do not > come in another role (~20). You can find more information regarding this on > Meta. > > Registration for the Wikimedia Summit will open on November 2 and end on > December 17, 2018. We urge participants that need a visa to register no > later than November 19, so we can support them as best as possible to get a > visa for the event. > > We will keep you updated in the further weeks and months via the usual > communication channels. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate > to contact us, preferably via wmsum...@wikimedia.de. > > Best regards, > > Daniela Gentner & Cornelius Kibelka > >  > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Summit_2019/Eligibility_Criteria > > -- > Cornelius Kibelka > Program and Engagement Coordinator (PEC) > for the Wikimedia Conference > > Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin > Tel. (030) 219 158 26-0 > http://wikimedia.de > > Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch an der Menge allen > Wissens frei teilhaben kann. Helfen Sie uns dabei! > http://spenden.wikimedia.de/ > > Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. > Eingetragen im Vereinsregister des Amtsgerichts Berlin-Charlottenburg unter > der Nummer 23855 B. Als gemeinnützig anerkannt durch das Finanzamt für > Körperschaften I Berlin, Steuernummer 27/029/42207 > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>