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Hotel in San Francisco[edit]

For those of you who are joining our kick-off meeting, the Wikimedia Foundation has booked hotel rooms at the Mosser hotel:

The Mosser http://www.themosser.com

54 4th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 +1 (415) 986-4400

You are booked under your names at the Mosser, which is the "traditional" hotel for all our guests in San Francisco.

Transportation[edit]

It's easy to reach the hotel from San Francisco Airport by BART:

1) Buy a ticket at the automatic ticket vending machine (you'll need $8.10 in one direction -- if you want to use BART during your stay, a $20 ticket makes sense)

2) Take the yellow line to Pittsburg/Bay Point (it's the only line available, you can make no mistake)

3) The trip takes about 30 minutes -- please have a look at the map on Wikimedia Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Revised_BART_map.svg

3) Get off BART at the station "Powell"

4) The 4th Street crosses San Francisco's Market Street and the Mosser is about 150 m / 500 feet from the BART station

http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&q=mosser+hotel+san+francisco&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&cid=0,0,16004948908792927974&ei=52lWSpSzCoW2swPgh8HCDg&ll=37.785809,-122.404969&spn=0.009751,0.022767&z=16&iwloc=A

You'll find a BART schedule at http://www.bart.gov

Kick-off meeting in San Francisco on July 14, 2009[edit]

Essentials[edit]

  • Please comfortable clothes on Tuesday
  • The kick-off meeting will take place in the "Board room" of the

Foundation's headquarters.

  • The meeting will start at 9:00 am and end at about 5:00 pm
  • We'll have lunch in the office (sandwiches, salad, etc.) and dinner

at a restaurant near the office. Both will be provided by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Detailed schedule for Tuesday[edit]

  • 9:00 – 9:20 Opportunities, challenges and importance of the project for the WMF (Erik Möller)
  • 9:20 – 10:00 Recap of goals and key success factors (Frank Schulenburg/Jennifer Riggs, 1 hour)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Run-through of Frank and Jennifer's talks
  • 11:00 - 11:10 Coffee break
  • 11:10 – 13:00 Rehearsal of Tim's and Bill's presentations
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at the Wikimedia office
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Rehearsal of John's and Frank/Jennifer's final presentations
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Walkthrough of afternoon workshops
  • 16:00 – 17:00 Open questions
  • 17:45 – 19:30 Dinner at a San Francisco restaurant

Travel to Bethesda[edit]

Flight[edit]

Departure time for our flight to Washington is 9:05 am. We all meet at Powell Station 6:45 am and take BART to San Francisco International Airport.

Our train will depart at Powell Station at 6:57 am and arrive at SFO at 7:29 am.

Transfer from IAD to Bethesda[edit]

We'll take cabs from the airport to our hotel in Bethesda

Hotel at Bethesda[edit]

Our hotel will be the American Inn:

American Inn of Bethesda http://www.american-inn.com

8130 Wisconson Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814 +1 (301) 656-9300