From: ropers at ropersonline dot com
Subject: Wikimedia meetup 2005
Date: 12 October 2004 14:45:13 GMT+02:00
To: dcb at dublinconventionbureau dot com
I'm writing to make preliminary enquiries about
convention/meeting facilities in Dublin. We are considering
holding the Wikimedia meetup 2005 in Dublin. Little is settled
at this stage -- we're mostly trying to get a rough idea of
the local pricing structure for venues.
NOTE: You may already have been contacted by others regarding
this -- this is entirely possible since we're a decentralized
organization. If so, then please tell me so.
Location: It is not yet settled that the event will be in
Dublin. It might take place in another city. This is a
preliminary enquiry to get as much information as possible
(among other things to bolster Dublin's candidature).
Attendees: We haven't decided for how many participants to plan
for exactly, but conference locations should have one hall for
at least 200 people (or more) + several smaller workshop rooms.
We're currently expecting 200 or above and are planning on
possibly also attracting a bigger (outside) audience.
Date: Summer 2005 -- we're not sure yet exactly when. Dates
should be best four days around the weekend, from Friday to
Monday somewhere in the range from July to September (it would
be great if you could tell us exact dates when conference
facilities would be available and how much notice in terms of
advance booking you require).
Further details: The Wikimedia meetup 2005 is a planned
convention/face-to-face meeting of contributors/users of the
and other Wikimedia Foundation projects -- see
The meeting is being planned here
A contributor has said that the RDS, the Helix at DCU or the
O'Reilly Hall at UCD might be suitable venues (depending on
size). Is is possible to obtain further details/quotes
regarding these from you? That is not to say that we were not
interested in other good venues.
We'll need an answer to this preliminary enquiry before the end
of this week. Even if you can't say anything concrete, mere
_rough_ cost estimates for eg. 3 different venue sizes would be
of great help to us. My understanding from your website is that
your service is free to us? Presumably you charge venue
owners/get a commission from them if a booking is made? If not
please don't consider this an order/request for service but
Many thanks in advance,
Thanks and regards,