This page serves as a portal for the organisation of tasks and human resources for London's bid to host Wikimania 2008.
|Contact UCL about booking facilities including date availabiliy and cost (free?)||Gary Kirk||Started|
|Contact National Govt departments about support/sponsorship|
|Contact London govt about support/sponsorship||Gary Kirk||6 Sept||Directed to speak with VisitLondon who "look forward to working with us"|
|Contact Lottery about support/sponsorship|
|Prepare a list of potential business sponsors|
|Review Taipei's budget (offer to disclose made here ) and draw up draft budget based upon it||MrWeeble||14th September||offered to look at it|
People willing to help the bid
- Gary KIRK parler!
- Sean Whitton - waiting on orders
- Skenmy - point me and I will help!
People willing to help with Wikimania
- Skenmy - Technical (5 years Semi-pro sound/lighting engineer and event manager)
- Cormaggio (based in Manchester)
- Majorly (talk)
- Sean Whitton
- on the mailing list http://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l
- in IRC irc://irc.freenode.net/#wikimania-london
I have been advised that asking for sponsorship too early could be risky. It's a payoff between getting it in time for the jury to know we've got it sorted and for companies to be sure it's happening before they put their money etc. I think it's a good idea if we consider what we would like sponsorship for - specifics - and ask for it, maybe prepare a PDF or something. Gary KIRK parler! 19:07, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
- One common standard approach is to present companies with a set of sponsorship options, ranging from the effectively individual level to those that say an investment bank can afford and making them the main sponsor of the event. The options would include the specifics of what you're asking for, and what they get in return, e.g. X number of VIPs attendees to the conference, their name on this that and whatnot. KTC 02:24, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
Mayor of London
Take a look at these links: