Great!  Can you also get some information about housing, and room costs?
I know Stanford also has a lot of on-campus housing, but I am not sure how
much of that would be available, and at what rate... can we get some idea?

Luca

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 1:41 PM, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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