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

-- 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
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