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This page serves as a portal for the organisation of tasks and human resources for London's bid to host Wikimania 2008.


Task by whom date status
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"[1]
Contact Lottery about support/sponsorship
Prepare a list of potential business sponsors
Review Taipei's budget (offer to disclose made here [2]) and draw up draft budget based upon it MrWeeble 14th September offered to look at it

People willing to help the bid


People willing to help with Wikimania






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)[reply]

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)[reply]

Mayor of London


Take a look at these links:

  • [3]
  • [4] - Culture & Community section