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This page is for discussion regarding the proposed Australian bid to host Wikimania 2008.
other conventions / international activities / sport championships
Possibilities to organise Wikimania adjacent (pre- and/or post- convention) to other major (international) activities such as w:World Social Forum or w:European Social Forum or Sports - Brabo 21:50, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
- in 2007 is in January 2007: WSF in Nairobi (Kenia)
- in 2007 is in June 2007: G8-meeting and also EU-meeting in ..... (Germany)
- in July 2008 are in Sydney (Australia): World Youth Days (WYD 2008)
- in August 2008 are in Beijng (China): Olympic Games 2008
- ==> Try to organise Wikimania 2008 either in Sydney (Aus.) or Beijng (China) and choose for Wikimania 2007 a city not in the same hemisphere as the 'proposed' one for 2008. - (Brabo 21:27, 17 September 2006 (UTC))
- Location within Australia
- See discussion on en.wiki. Possible locations discussed so far include Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
- Local universities, possibly conference centres?
- Research on the costs of transport to the host city will be necessary.
- When during the year would the conference be held? 2005 was held in August and 2006 was as well.
- Other events being held in Australia at similar times?
Collaboration with universities (particularly IT schools, centres), governments (states IT programs, for example) and other bodies.