Hello Nitika, It is true that technical fests are being held in almost every engineering college and this is a good opportunity for outreach. The tech fest of my own college, namely M-Pulse 2012, is being held in February, and I, myself am a part of the organizing team. As one of the marketing co-heads, I can tell you that to set up a stall or organize a workshop in any of these technical fests Wikipedia will have to provide sponsorship in the fest.
Let me elaborate how this works. Institutes that organize such technical fests need sponsorship, against which they give publicity. Every institute has their own marketing proposals based on which such sponsorship are acquired. For intense, they may charge Rs. 7000/- to Rs. 9000/- to put up a stall within the college campus. Since I am myself a part of the marketing team in my college, I already spoke to Abhishek about this and his opinion was that, Wikipedia being a FREE online encyclopedia might not be interested in such proposals, and will not sponsor events. However, If you have a different opinion or even the slightest thought that Wikipedia might be interested in such proposals, please get back to me. Personally as well, I would be more than happy to get a positive response. Here is contact number- +91 8149747344 And you already have my email ID. Lemme know your opinion. Awaiting your response. Regards, Gunit. On 19 January 2012 14:54, Nitika <ntan...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hey folks, > > There are over 20 Tech fests that are being conducted by several > institutes across India over the next 2 months. I'm sure my list is not > completely exhaustive and I might have missed a few. I was wondering if any > of you know friends, family members, faculty members, students, > administrators associated with any of the following organisations who might > be able to help us out in participating or getting a slot for a Wiki stall > or a workshop during these tech fests? > > These fests might prove to be a brilliant opportunity for us to do massive > outreach programs. I am assuming, to be on a conservative side, that each > fest has a footfall of minimum 1000 participants. Even if we are able to > take part in say 10 such events during the next 2 months, that means we > have the opportunity to create awareness about Wikipedia amongst at least > 10,000 more people. > > Fests scheduled for next few months are as under: > > Tech Fests January > > 1. Elan 2012 Techno Cultural Fest January 2012 IIT Hyderabad Andhra > Pradesh > 2. WISSENAIRE 12 Techno Management Fest January 20-22nd 2012 IIT > Bhubaneshwar Orissa > 3. Techkriti 12, IIT Kanpur, Technical Fest, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, > January 27-30 2012 > 4. Threshold 12 Management Fest January 30-31st 2012 Jain University > Centre for Management Studies Bangalore Karnataka > 5. Electrocom 12 Technical Fest January 20-21st 2012 KITS Warangal > Andhra Pradesh > 6. Quark 12 Technical Fest January 27-28th 2012 TGPCET Nagpur > Maharashtra > 7. Dhrishyaa 12 Techno Management Fest January 24-25th 2012 Alagappa > Colleg Of Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu > 8. INctf 12 Technical Fest January 29th 2012 Amrita University Kollam > Kerala > 9. E-Summit 2012, Entrepreneurship Festival, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, > Maharashtra, January 28-29 2012 > > > Tech Fests in February > > 1. iTechRoots 3.0 12 Technical Fest February 9-11th 2012 YCCE Nagpur > Maharashtra > 2. Vidyut 12 Techno Management Fest February 1-3rd 2012 Amrita Vishwa > Vidyapeetham Amritapuri Kerala > 3. Prajwalan 12 Technical Fest February 18-20th 2012 Government > College of Engineering Amaravati Maharashtra > 4. Arghya 12 Technical Fest February 2012 MBES College of Engineering > Ambajogai Maharashtra > 5. Kurukshetra 12 Techno Management Fest February 1-4th 2012 Colllege > of Engineering Guindy Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu > 6. Felicity 12 Techno Cultural Fest February 17-19th 2012 IIIT > Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh > 7. INSEAT 12 Technical Fest February 11th 2012 VIT University Vellore > Tamil Nadu > 8. FootPrints X2 Technical Fest February 24-26th 2012 Maharaja > Sayajirao University Baroda Gujarat > 9. Dhrishyaa 12 Techno Management Fest January 24-25th 2012 Alagappa > Colleg Of Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu > 10. Anwesha 12, Techno Cultural Fest, IIT Patna, Patna, Bihar, > February 24-26 2012 > 11. Varchas 2012, Sports Festival, IIT Rajasthan, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, > February 9-12 2012 > > > Tech Fests in March > > 1. Apogee 12 Technical Fest March 16-20th 2012 BITS Pilani Rajasthan > 2. Radiance 2012, IIT Bombay, Mechanical Fest, Powai, Mumbai, > Maharashtra, March 3-4 2012 > 3. Convergence 2012, Technical Fest, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra, > March 2012 > 4. Cognizance 2012, IIT Roorkee, Technical Fest, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, > March 23-25 2012 > > > If you have a contact and want someone to follow up with people in these > institutes, I'll be more than happy to do that. Lets try and do as many > outreach programs during these fests as we can. > > Thanks > Nitika > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- Regards, Gunit.
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