Wikimania 2013 bids/Mumbai

Wikimania 2013 candidate cities:

Final Candidate Cities: Hong Kong | London

Other Candidate Cities: Surakarta | Bristol | Naples

Withdraw - as per discussions on the Wikipedia Mumbai Mailing List, we are currently not in a position to take this bid forward, since we have recently hosted something larger than any Wikimania (WikiConference India 2011). The community feels that it needs time to rejuvenate and concentrate on smaller local activities in the near term. AroundTheGlobe 07:18, 24 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

City details

  • Country: India
  • City proposed: Mumbai
  • Proposed dates (e.g., Friday to Sunday, with possibility of arriving on the Thursday night and leaving on Monday morning):
  • Contact person(s):Kundan Amitabh My English Wiki User Page

Conference venue

  • 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):
  • Socializing areas (Garden, lounge etc.), their capacity and the hours at which they are opened/closed:
  • 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? For attendees? For VIPs?)

4-6 people (comfortably) can stay at me place in Chembur, Mumbai Proposed idea - a complete homestay with food, boarding, lodging - FREE

  • 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.)

Will surely add the list of hotels and their availability

Party opportunities


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

  • Attendees party(ies) propositions
(location, how to get there, what's cool and relaxed about it)
  • Sponsor party(ies) proposition
(location, how to get there, what's chic and high profile about it)

Travel and transportation

  • Estimation of travel costs from all continents:
  • Distance from international airport(s)and how do we get to the location:
  • Local transportation and local social opportunities
(Wikimania usually does not offer dinner. What are the surroundings of the location like? Lots of restaurants and places to hang out? What is the local transportation like?)
  • Visa issues
(who needs a visa, how easy is it to obtain it)
  • Tourism opportunities
(when people travel from far away, they like to come for more than just the conference. What are the tourism opportunities around the location?)

Local sponsorship opportunities


Possibility of local sponsorships

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

Local team


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

  1. Angpradesh
  2. AroundTheGlobe 13:46, 11 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Mokshjuneja
  4. Prad2609 15:52, 11 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Karthikndr 18:57, 13 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  6. 19:17, 13 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  • We can organize a Wikimania easily in Mumbai or Calcutta. I have been a part of organizing relatively large events, and I guess India has the capacity to organize a Wikimania with help from other chapters and Wikipedians. And the point is everyone I met in Wikimania wants to visit India. I will help you, Sou Boyy, Email:



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