When people mentioned Stanford last night, I asked their Open Source
Lab's event mailing list, and found a couple people willing to help,
one of whom (Todd Davies) is willing to act as an academic sponsor.
So I created a bid page:

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimania_2011/Bids/Stanford

All we need is to sign up local sponsors (e.g. Google, Oracle, who
else?) to pay for the venues and as much on campus room and board as
possible, if we want to be sure to beat Montreal and Tokyo.  I hope we
can talk about that at the Meetup on the 6th.

I'm not partial to whether this is a 2011 or a 2012 bid, but the
instructions said that a 2011 bid was still likely feasible.  I would
prefer Stanford to UCSC because it's closer to me, but I would also
wholeheartedly support a UC Berkeley, UCSF, USF, etc. bids.  Those are
closer still to me, but logistically they seem more problematic in
terms of accommodations, parking, raising sponsorship funds, etc.  I
would prefer to avoid conference facilities without libraries.

Cheers,
James

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