How far ahead do we have to talk to convention venues to get space in
this area? I would think they need a loooong lead time.

Ariel

Στις 27-01-2010, ημέρα Τετ, και ώρα 14:59 -0800, ο/η phoebe ayers
έγραψε:
> 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
> >>
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