Wikimedia Conference 2015/Bids
The following applications to host the Wikimedia Conference 2015 have been made:
For more information about the process, see Talk:Future of the Wikimedia Conference.
Questions about these bids are welcome on the Talk page, where they will be answered by the bidders.
- 1 Application 1: WMCH
- 1.1 Experience in organising conferences with 100+ participants
- 1.2 Adequate support by either staff or volunteers to secure the logistics
- 1.3 “Visa-friendliness” of the country
- 1.4 Distance to the nearest international airport
- 1.5 Rough estimate of accommodation costs for _all_ participants (given that each organisation sends two delegates)
- 1.6 Rough estimate of the total venue costs
Application 1: WMCH
- Wikimedia CH
- Team (at least three people)
- Charles Andrès International affairs; Anh Chung, Administration; Manuel Schneider, event manager
- Primary contact person
- Charles Andrès
Experience in organising conferences with 100+ participants
Which and how many conferences did you organise before?
Wikimedia CH has hosted the Wikimedia Hackathon 2014 (160 participants). Manuel Schneider has been involved in the organization of many wikimedia events.
Adequate support by either staff or volunteers to secure the logistics
Please indicate how you intend to realise the logistics.
Our staff team is available to take care of the project management and logistics. They are responsible for coordinating all issues regarding the venue, catering, service providers and assisting the participants in travel arrangement and visa application.
“Visa-friendliness” of the country
Please provide a link to the English website of your country’s visa conditions. If you have previous experience in securing visas for attendees, what was it like?
Distance to the nearest international airport
Please provide the distance in kilometres and ground travel time.
IATA Code ZRH. Map
Directly under the entrance hall is the train station located. Take any train on platform 3 or 4 - they are all south-bound, bringing you to the main station of Zürich (1st or 3rd stop, depending on train type).
- Station Name: Zürich Flughafen
- Access Map Zürich Airport (PDF)
Rough estimate of travel costs for _all_ participants (given that each organisation sends two delegates)
For the estimate use the chapters listed at Wikimedia Chapters, and the lowest prices on Skyscanner.com for the first April weekend. While many organisations will likely pay for their own costs, we would like to have a rough estimate of the total cost to the movement.
Estimated flight costs:
|Wikimedia Chapters from Europe||300 - 700||250 - 580||320 - 750|
|Wikimedia Chapters from South America||2'500 - 5'000||2'100 - 4'200||2'650 - 5'300|
|Wikimedia Chapters from Asia||2'000 - 4'000||1'700 - 3'400||2'200 - 4'400|
|Wikimedia Chapters from North America||1'500 - 2'500||1'300 - 2'100||1'600 - 2'650|
|Wikimedia Chapters from Africa||1'000 - 1'500||850 - 1'300||1'100 - 1'600|
Those estimated cost vary because of the distance.
Rough estimate of accommodation costs for _all_ participants (given that each organisation sends two delegates)
Please give the estimated price of 80 hostel beds, and 50 mid range hotel beds for four nights (incl. breakfast and WiFi).
Estimated accommodation costs: CHF 20'000 (VAT included)
Rough estimate of the total venue costs
Please give a rough budget for rent, catering, technical equipment, wifi and social events.
Estimated venue costs for 200 participants: CHF 45'788 (VAT included) (37'942 EUR / 48'538 USD)
|Equipment & WiFi||2'500||2'072||2'650|