On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 2:50 PM, George Herbert <george.herb...@gmail.com> wrote: > I would think that properly planning a proposal for something like > this would take a lot more than 2 weeks - I've done conference and > convention organization work before, and even the rough plan for a > proposal took more than 2 weeks, including finding and getting > preliminary agreements with venues etc.
Agreed! To clarify: Feb 8 is just the deadline to put down the city name as a possibility. You then have until March 29 to work up the full bid (with team and venue information, etc). Two *months* is still a tight timeline for the amount of information required, though. > The 2012 proposal would be more reasonable, on the basis of having a > year to get a team and proposal ready to go. > > However, if someone here wants to go gung-ho for 2011 as a practice > run or if you think you could actually pull a credible proposal > together that fast, more power to you. It would be a good excuse for > some gettogethers at least... Indeed :) I have worked on planning Wikimania for several years now -- so if anyone has questions about this feel free to ask me directly. Note, I'm not personally committing :) -- but I thought I'd find out if there was any community interest (or pent-up desire!) to host wikimania. -- phoebe > -george > > On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 10:14 AM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.ay...@gmail.com> wrote: >> Hi all, >> >> I was asked if the SF-area Wikimedia group had any interest in putting >> in a bid for Wikimania 2011: >> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2011 >> >> The deadline to do so is February 8 -- two weeks away (just to list >> the bidding city's name; the deadline for full bid info is March 29). >> >> If that's too hard, there's an unofficial page for 2012 already as >> well: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2012 >> >> If you don't know what Wikimania is, see >> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania or >> http://en.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania. >> >> What do y'all think? >> -- phoebe >> >> >> >> - http://phoebeayers.info | phoebe.ay...@gmail.com >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia-SF mailing list >> Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf >> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-SF mailing list Wikimedia-SF@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-sf