[Alac-sc-outreach] O&E Suggestion : improving the text of our ALAC / At-Large sessions at ICANN F2F meetings

Lianna Galstyan lianna at isoc.am
Wed Nov 21 11:20:11 UTC 2018

I absolutely agree with all points, Dev. We need to make our sessions 
attractive to everyone, including newcomers. Let's improve the titles 
and descriptive texts.


On 20/11/2018 21:27, Dev Anand Teelucksingh wrote:
> One suggestion for the O&E to fix is the issue of how our 
> At-Large/ALAC meetings are listed in the schedule at ICANN F2F meetings.
> Consider ICANN61. There is a session at 
> https://61.schedule.icann.org/meetings/647710 titled "ALAC and 
> Regional Leaders Working Session Part 1"
> This is the descriptive text that newcomers, fellows will see
> "The Members of the ALAC and the Regional Leadership will discuss 
> policy and process issues of importance to them. These sessions will 
> also include presentations by senior staff."
> Why should any newcomers, ICANN fellows, nextgen care to attend this ?
> The description says nothing what the ALAC is, only says the ALAC will 
> discuss stuff important to them, implying its like a closed meeting 
> and we're not talking anything of importance to newcomers to attend.
> So we should work to change this descriptive text.
> Also, the title of our sessions "ALAC and Regional Leaders Working 
> Session Part 1", Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, etc etc.
> I know its hard to finalize agendas in a timely manner, but can we 
> come up with better descriptive text for these names? We tend (or 
> should) group these Working Sessions under a particular theme or 
> subject - Security, new gTLD policy, Finance for example and we should 
> therefore have the subject or theme in the title of the sessions.
> Also, instead of "ALAC and Regional Leaders" which again gives a "if 
> you're not a ALAC or Regional Leader, you are NOT welcome" vibe, so 
> lets make it more inviting...perhaps "At-Large Community (ALAC)"
> This may seem tedious, but I think it would have huge benefit to 
> At-Large. Once created however, we can use the improved description 
> and titles going forward for future ICANN F2F meetings.
> Dev Anand Teelucksingh
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