Conference Committee/Planning meeting 1

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Wikimania planning meeting - In a nutshell

  • Where?: The WMUK office—4th floor, Development House, Leonard St
  • When?: 10:30, Sunday 13 May 2012 (the morning after the AGM)
  • Point of contact: Harry Mitchell
  • Minutes: /Notes

A preliminary planning meeting for people interested in being involved with a 2014 Wikimania bid for London.

Remote participation was available.


Informal meeting with no rigid structure. Topic of discussion included:

  • Expressions of interest in being part of the organising committee or otherwise assisting the bid
  • Debriefing on the 2013 bid, including lessons learned and contacts/agreements made that might assist the 2014 bid
  • Potential support the WMUK board/staff could offer the bid


It's on the 13th because our AGM is on the 12th, and the Wikimeet in London is on the afternoon of the 13th. It means we'll be able to have the highest attendance from the community... We could probably have it later in the morning, though, rather than earlier... Richard Symonds (talk) 12:06, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
I'm convening the meeting, so it won't be a completely unsociable hour! ;) And Richard's explanation is spot on—it's the date on which we have the best chance of getting almost everybody who's interested in one place at one time. Apologies for the clash with your hangover! Harry Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:12, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
Harry does it not make sense to discuss this at the AGM? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)
We don't have the capacity to discuss this formally at the AGM - only informal discussions will be feasible. Hosting this meeting the day after makes a lot of sense. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:08, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • James Knight
  • ErrantX (talk)
  • Leutha (talk)
  • If this is to be on the 13th then it will have to be instead of the AGM. I have 4 exams the following week and cant afford to give up two days. I would be more in favour of the 27th date suggested by tom dalton.Seddon (talk) 21:43, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
  • If I can, but I will need to find somewhere to stay the night. Rich Farmbrough, 23:14, 5 May 2012 (UTC).
I can offer a dozen beds if anyone needs them. EdSaperia