Wikimania 2008/Lyon

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{{Wikimania 2008-bids}}

City details[edit]

  • Country: France
  • City proposed: Lyon
  • Proposed dates : around July 20th
  • Contact person(s):

Conference venue[edit]

  • brief description of venue (room sizes, number of rooms etc.)
  1. Main hall:
  2. Seminar rooms:
  3. Lounge facilities:
  4. Other rooms (organisation, staff, speakers, interviews/press, storage):
  • contacts with conference venue (emails, price quotes etc.)
  • Technical facilities
    • Existing technical installations
      (on site Audio-visual...)
    • Wireless Network implementation
(existing? to be built? easiness of implementation?)


  • Location of main accommodation facilities
(where can the attendees be hosted. On site, off site, how far from conference venue?)
  • Room details and price range
(What's the accommodation like? Dorms, B&B, Hotel? Singles, doubles? How much does it cost per person and per day?
  • Catering (one meal a day, breakfast is a plus)
(Where do we eat, how much it costs)
  • contacts with accommodation partner(s)
(have you contacted the proposed locations, exchange of emails, price quotes etc.)

Party opportunities[edit]

Wikimania traditionally hosts two parties, one for attendees (capacity of 250-350) and one for sponsors and VIPs (capacity 40-60).

  • Attendees party propositions

(location, how to get there, what's cool and relaxed about it)

  • Sponsor party proposition

(location, how to get there, what's chic and high profile about it)

Transportation and visa information[edit]

  • Estimation of travel costs from all continents:
  • Visa issues (who needs a visa, how easy is it to obtain it)
  • Distance from international airport(s)and how do we get to the location:

Local sponsorship opportunities[edit]

Possibility of local sponsorships

  • Contacts
(no name needed, just "company X, 4000 USD or will provide 300 beds)

Local team[edit]

(Who stands behind this bid, who will be able to help locally, names and what they can help with)


Anything you feel should be brought to the attention of the jury.


  • Weaknesses of the proposed location ...and how to overcome those weaknesses
  1. Weakness 1
    Solution 1
  2. Weakness 2
    Solution 2
  • Strengths of the proposed location
  1. Strength 1
  2. Strength 2