Talk:Wikimania 2008/İstanbul

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some questions[edit]

  • Are there any other potential venues? A list of brainstorming ideas, perhaps?
  • Have there been specific contacts with potential lodging providers?
  • Is there a list of potential sponsors? Again, brainstorming would be fine. +sj | help with translation |+ 18:25, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

more details?[edit]

This bid needs quite a bit more detail on the possible venue itself, such as where it is in the city and what the venue's spaces are like; what hotels are near the venue; and as Sj says, brainstorming about possible sponsors. Thanks! In the meantime, I will be daydreaming of burek and meze. -- phoebe 04:19, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Ok here is what I got:
  • Firstly, transportation in Istanbul is conducted mostly by land and sea. The proposed vennue, bahcesehir university, is near a domestic port (ships travel to and from Istanbuls other areas)
  • There are numerous hotels including a 5-star one, en:Çırağan Palace near the vennue. Since the vennue is very close to the "domestic port" most of Istanbul is basicaly nearby the vennue.
  • I believe the University will sponsor the wikimania as well as finding other sponsors. Currently standing,although unoffical, they are more than interested in actualy help organising the event.
-- Cat chi? 09:21, 16 September 2006 (UTC)


I am not certain if Bahcesehir university is interested in venue business. Venue ides is for the taking. I have patience but I do not have that kind of patience to get basic info from venue people. -- Cat chi? 23:33, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Carbon neutral?[edit]

Will the conference and the flights to it be carbon neutral? -- Jeandré, 2007-07-07t16:28z


I am pulling out of this. It is very unlikely to fund this or find support for it as of the election. I would NOT recommend Turkey as a candidate. -- Cat chi? 19:08, 22 July 2007 (UTC)