The following is an update on the progress of the 1QE 2018 Working Group.
The overall goal of the 1QE 2018 Working Group is to prepare the RFP (Request for Proposal) Document to be used by potential 1QE 2018 bidders. Since December, 2010, the FGG and GLISA International Co-Presidents met various times via teleconference to set up an initial meeting schedule and project plan. The full 1QE Working Group first met for the first time on 29 January 2011, and several meetings have been held since. Targeted discussions have taken place on the following topics: Overall Vision, Governance, Event Name, Sports, Culture, Human Rights, and Ceremonies.
2011 Civil Courage Award from Berlin Pride
On 26 June 2011, the Co-Presidents of FGG and GLISA International were awarded the 2011 Civil Courage Award by the Berlin Pride organization for their work on 1QE 2018. As stated in Berlin, we humbly accepted this award as a call to action to continue our work together for 1QE in 2018 and beyond.
The preliminary timeline below reflects the 1QE Working Group’s goal of presenting a draft RFP in September to the members of both organizations for initial review. The aim is to have Board and membership approval by end October 2011 and to publish the final 2018 RFP on websites and blogs.
Preliminary Timeline - subject to change
The following timeline outlines the target dates for deliverables to members and stakeholders.
|11/2011||Publish 2018 RFP to public websites and blogs|
|03/2012||Deadline for Letter of Intent from 2018 Bidders|
|09-11/2012 (TBD)||Information Session for 2018 Bidders|
|01/2013||Deadline to submit 2018 Bid|
|03/2013||Short List of Bidders established|
|09/2013||2018 Bidder Presentations & Vote to select 2018 Host|
Updates to the 1QE 2018 process will be published on a regular basis.
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