Thomas Dalton wrote:
> 2009/2/16 joseph seddon <life_is_bitter_sw...@hotmail.co.uk>:
>> With the bid page coming along nicely, I want to get work started on the 
>> budget. This is something that needs to be broken down between several 
>> people. Because of this I wish to form an informal body to work on this. 
>> Little or no experience is needed and all requirements will be provided and 
>> for the time being it can be mostly done through the internet. Can those 
>> interested please reply here or email me within the next few days?
> 
> Until the WMF gives us some information there, there isn't much we can
> do. There was talk of them organising global sponsorship and us just
> handling local (which makes a lot of sense, I don't know why it hasn't
> always been done that way). We need to know how much they intend to be
> spent on looking after VIPs and whether we need to budget for that or
> leave it for them. We need to know how many people they want to be
> able to sponsor travel/accommodation for and whether we need to budget
> for that. We need to know how fancy they want the VIP party (and the
> unimportant people party) to be and whether we need to budget for
> that. Etc. Etc. Etc. Once we have that information, I'd be happy help.

I think the Event is likely, in part, to be awarded on the basis of the
initiative shown by the bid-team.  Not so much waiting for leadership as
chasing up the information and getting as much done as possible.

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