We are allowed to contract multinational companies. There is a possibility of sponsorship from american company anyway. I don't think that its wrong cause at the end of the day, we can pass on sponsors in the event we don't win. Iv been doing exactly what your suggesting.
seddon -----Original Message----- From: Thomas Dalton <thomas.dal...@gmail.com> Sent: 16 February 2009 19:27 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Wikimania Budget committee 2009/2/16 joseph seddon <life_is_bitter_sw...@hotmail.co.uk>: > That may be but previous bids have gotten by. We need to assume that there > is no international sponsorship. We are running out of time fast. We have to > go with worst case scenario. We have a month and a half left, we need to keep moving, but there's no need to rush. I guess out first step is to put together a list of costs, then we can work out minimum and desired values for each. So, here goes: * Venue hire * Catering * Parties venue hire/catering * Security (possibly comes with venue - I'm not really sure what we need in this regard, but I guess some kind of security would be good) * Travel/accommodation sponsorship * VIP expenses Have I missed anything? (I expect I have.) And a list of income sources: * Sponsors * Ticket sales I think that's it. I'm not sure we can just assume there won't be any international sponsorship, since we need to know whether we should be contacting multinationals or not. If the WMF aren't going to do that (which they really should), then we should be contacting the UK branches of all the multinationals listed at http://wikimania2008.wikimedia.org/wiki/Sponsors _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@wikimedia.org http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@wikimedia.org http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_UK http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l