Hello, My request from September has gone unanswered, so I am trying again. I don't think that there is a single point of contact for conference funding and strategy at WMF, but I think that there should be, and perhaps the lack of such a person is why there hasn't been a response to this email. I don't know who I should ping but I'm hoping that Katy can provide at least a partial response, or direct this email to someone who can do so.
Thanks, Pine ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 5:55 PM Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > Mindful of the ongoing discussions about conferences, I think that it > would be helpful to have a big picture understanding of the goals, plans, > and budgets for conferences collectively. > > As far as I know, these are the types of recurring conferences: > > (1) Wikimania, which seems to be a multi-purpose international conference, > with somewhat open admission if someone can afford to attend, is willing to > attend, and can get the necessary legal permissions; > > (2) the Wikimedia Summit (which I hope will get a name change to reflect > its actual scope, because it's not an all-Wikimedia summit) which will > focus on WMF, WMF committees that work with WMF affiliate organizations, > and WMF affiliate organizations; > > (3) thematic conferences, such as the Wikisource Conference; > > (4) regional conferences, such as WikiConference North America; > > (5) organization-specific meetings of various kinds, including affiliate > organizations' annual general meetings and WMF All Hands, and > > (6) the Wikimedia Technical Conference. > > I believe that WMF intended to do some strategic planning for the > collection of conferences as a part of the larger WMF-led strategic > planning process. Is this type of planning underway for conferences, and if > so can we get an update from someone who is familiar with the situation? If > the person who will respond is a paid staff member, then please feel free > to wait to respond until a convenient workday next week. In the meantime, > other people may wish to comment or ask questions. > > Thanks! > > Pine > ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine ) > _______________________________________________ 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>