WEBMU 2011 — WHERE Poll closing soon!

Attention all English-language expatriate bloggers in Germany!

Just a friendly reminder to head over to expatbloggersingermany.com/meetup/ and deposit your vote for the location of the annual Whiny Expat Blogger MeetUp.

We opened the poll about three weeks ago and the clock is ticking down. As of right now, 29 discussion board members have voted and Cologne and Magdeburg are the front-runners, but some intense last-minute campaigning for Berlin or Frankfurt could change all that pretty quickly. If discussion seems pretty settled on Sunday evening (that’s the the three-week mark), we’ll close the poll and announce the results. If discussion perks up here in the home stretch, we’ll keep the poll open until it dies down.

The next step: after we’ve chosen a host city, that city’s hosts will pre-select (based on their own availability and known local events) some candidate weekends and the group will vote again to choose the weekend that works for the majority of us.

If you’re a member of the discussion board already, stop in and say hi and deposit your two cents. Not yet a member of the of the board? Register, (telling us roughly where in Germany you live and what your blog’s address is) and then help decide where WEBMU 2011 will be.

Remember, voting on WHERE it should be doesn’t commit you to attending WEBMU 2011 — a firm headcount isn’t required until well after the hosts have nominated some weekends and we’ve finalized the WHEN.

WEBMU 2011 — almost ready to vote

Our brainstorming on the discussion board has garnered some very good candidate cities and volunteer hosts!

So far, these candidate cities have local host volunteers attached to them:

  • Berlin
  • Cologne
  • Frankfurt

Bloggers have brainstormed these other cities into the mix, but they don’t (yet) have any local hosts:

  • Aachen
  • Düsseldorf
  • Magdeburg
  • Münster
  • Nuremberg
  • Somewhere in the Ruhrgebiet
  • Stuttgart

If you’re an English-language expatriate blogger in Germany and have local knowledge of these areas, please share it! Come on over to our discussion board and help decide what, when, and where the annual meetup will be. Bring your own “who.”