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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 to be held in Montréal in Canada

James Forrester-2
All,

I am delighted to announce on behalf of the Wikimania Committee that
Wikimania, the annual Wikimedia community conference, will be held in
Montréal, Canada in 8–13 August 2017.

2017 will be the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal as a city,
which will make it a great time for a cultural event to take place. Despite
being our twelfth Wikimania, Montréal will be our first in a Francophone
location, and the Montréal team is working with French-speaking community
members worldwide to make Montréal a success. WikiFranca and Wikimedia
Canada will be supporting the local team led by Marc-André Pelletier
(User:Coren). A press release/announcement from them will be forthcoming.
You can contact the team via e-mail at team{at}wikimania.ca.

For 2017, we decided to investigate and vet a revised earlier proposal for
Montréal to host while the selection process itself is being reviewed.
Selecting and confirming the venue with more lead time ensures cost savings
in hotel prices and contract terms; affords us favourable dates and rates;
and allows participation and overlap with current and future teams.

Please join us in congratulating the team, and working to support them in
holding an excellent conference.

Yours,

James D. Forrester
Chair, Wikimania Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 to be held in Montréal in Canada

Tito Dutta
Great news. Congrats. :)

On 22 December 2015 at 16:23, James Forrester <[hidden email]> wrote:

> All,
>
> I am delighted to announce on behalf of the Wikimania Committee that
> Wikimania, the annual Wikimedia community conference, will be held in
> Montréal, Canada in 8–13 August 2017.
>
> 2017 will be the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal as a city,
> which will make it a great time for a cultural event to take place. Despite
> being our twelfth Wikimania, Montréal will be our first in a Francophone
> location, and the Montréal team is working with French-speaking community
> members worldwide to make Montréal a success. WikiFranca and Wikimedia
> Canada will be supporting the local team led by Marc-André Pelletier
> (User:Coren). A press release/announcement from them will be forthcoming.
> You can contact the team via e-mail at team{at}wikimania.ca.
>
> For 2017, we decided to investigate and vet a revised earlier proposal for
> Montréal to host while the selection process itself is being reviewed.
> Selecting and confirming the venue with more lead time ensures cost savings
> in hotel prices and contract terms; affords us favourable dates and rates;
> and allows participation and overlap with current and future teams.
>
> Please join us in congratulating the team, and working to support them in
> holding an excellent conference.
>
> Yours,
>
> James D. Forrester
> Chair, Wikimania Committee
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 to be held in Montréal in Canada

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 to be held in Montréal in Canada

Gnangarra
this has been known for ages the process was usurped from the community
 really dont see a lot to celebrate or to congratulate anyone about... yes
I was the leader of one bid for 2017 that had followed the published process

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 to be held in Montréal in Canada

Mounir Touzri
congratulations
​, and what about 2018,   ​I still support north africa, and Tunis exactly


Le mar. 22 déc. 2015 12:27, Gnangarra <[hidden email]> a écrit :

> this has been known for ages the process was usurped from the community
>  really dont see a lot to celebrate or to congratulate anyone about... yes
> I was the leader of one bid for 2017 that had followed the published
> process
>
> On 22 December 2015 at 19:05, Rodrigo Padula <
> [hidden email]
> > wrote:
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 to be held in Montréal in Canada

Mardetanha-2
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congrats everyone on the local team

Mardetanha

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 2:56 PM, Gnangarra <[hidden email]> wrote:

> this has been known for ages the process was usurped from the community
>  really dont see a lot to celebrate or to congratulate anyone about... yes
> I was the leader of one bid for 2017 that had followed the published
> process
>
> On 22 December 2015 at 19:05, Rodrigo Padula <
> [hidden email]
> > wrote:
>
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Béria Lima
Congrats to the Montréal team :)
On Dec 22, 2015 11:27 AM, "Mardetanha" <[hidden email]> wrote:

> congrats everyone on the local team
>
> Mardetanha
>
> On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 2:56 PM, Gnangarra <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > this has been known for ages the process was usurped from the community
> >  really dont see a lot to celebrate or to congratulate anyone about...
> yes
> > I was the leader of one bid for 2017 that had followed the published
> > process
> >
> > On 22 December 2015 at 19:05, Rodrigo Padula <
> > [hidden email]
> > > wrote:
> >
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 to be held in Montréal in Canada

Gnangarra
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Sorry Mounir but 2018 was announced as South East Asia, then Europe 2019
followed by North America in 2020, like Perth your first opportunity will
be 2021 when it'll be between, South America, Africa, Mid East, Oceania,
Central Asia, Eastern Europe and South East Asia(again) for 2021 assuming
of course that this new process stays around that long it certainly wont
last the pretend 3(21 if fair) year cycle that was decided on behind closed
doors some months ago. This was suppose to reflect the way in which wmf
collect funds but Oceania which hasnt yet had a wikimania despite two bids
from Perth(including 2017 Perth could host and wants to host 2018), and one
from Brisbane is the third largest region for donations according 2014
funding reports. WMF received more from there than all other regions(except
Europe/Nth America) combined

Given the amoount of work put in to making a bid I dont have an issue with
looking at the process, I dont have an issue in giving consideration for
Montreal based on the anniversary. What I'm against is it was decided
without public consultation, those who put in bids for 2017 following the
published process were encouraged to do so, and there was never indication
about this until signpost announced Montreal in September
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-09-30/News_and_notes


As I said back then the damage has been done it'll depend on how the WMF
address this in the future that will determine if its blip or a disaster, I
dont think this quasi fanfare announcing the venue, congratulating people
and celebrating a decision that was made moths ago some honesty would have
gone a long way to mending the problems caused back then


On 22 December 2015 at 20:41, Mounir Touzri <[hidden email]> wrote:

> congratulations
> ​, and what about 2018,   ​I still support north africa, and Tunis exactly
>
>
> Le mar. 22 déc. 2015 12:27, Gnangarra <[hidden email]> a écrit :
>
> > this has been known for ages the process was usurped from the community
> >  really dont see a lot to celebrate or to congratulate anyone about...
> yes
> > I was the leader of one bid for 2017 that had followed the published
> > process
> >
> > On 22 December 2015 at 19:05, Rodrigo Padula <
> > [hidden email]
> > > wrote:
> >
> > >
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikimania 2017 to be held in Montréal in Canada

Stuart Prior
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Congratulations Montreal!

S

On 22 December 2015 at 10:53, James Forrester <[hidden email]> wrote:

> All,
>
> I am delighted to announce on behalf of the Wikimania Committee that
> Wikimania, the annual Wikimedia community conference, will be held in
> Montréal, Canada in 8–13 August 2017.
>
> 2017 will be the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal as a city,
> which will make it a great time for a cultural event to take place. Despite
> being our twelfth Wikimania, Montréal will be our first in a Francophone
> location, and the Montréal team is working with French-speaking community
> members worldwide to make Montréal a success. WikiFranca and Wikimedia
> Canada will be supporting the local team led by Marc-André Pelletier
> (User:Coren). A press release/announcement from them will be forthcoming.
> You can contact the team via e-mail at team{at}wikimania.ca.
>
> For 2017, we decided to investigate and vet a revised earlier proposal for
> Montréal to host while the selection process itself is being reviewed.
> Selecting and confirming the venue with more lead time ensures cost savings
> in hotel prices and contract terms; affords us favourable dates and rates;
> and allows participation and overlap with current and future teams.
>
> Please join us in congratulating the team, and working to support them in
> holding an excellent conference.
>
> Yours,
>
> James D. Forrester
> Chair, Wikimania Committee
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