[bc-gnso] BC and CSG working sessions and BC Meeting+ Oct 12, 2010

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 18 15:06:26 UTC 2010

Dear BC members
Please mark your calenders for a multi purpose day of events and sessions on October 12, with onsite in
Washington, DC and remote participation provided by ICANN for all sessions, and transcription of all sessions.
We realize many members cannot attend in person, so the meeting will be fully transcribed, and we will
have good remote participation support.
i. CSG Charter : 1.5 Hours   Sarah Deutsch, BC ; IPC and ISPCP CSG reps; ICANN staff as presenters
ii. Panel on Security, Stability and Resiliency: Business User leadership and key issues
Informational Sessionw ith speakers from  BC and key industry players
iii. Panel on  Brands as new top level domain names
Informational session: speakers from experts and key NGOs who hold well known brands
iv. BC Members Meeting -- Hosted at Wilmer Hale Law Offices
8:15 -Continental Breakfast-Registration
8:30 a.m. Meeting opens
+Chair Welcome-Overview
+Discussion of Panels in a.m. RE reflecting into BC policy priorities overall - Co Moderated by Marilyn Cade and Steve DelBianco
+Discussion of three to four key gTLD policy topics - Steve DelBianco, V.Chair, Policy Coordination
(Steve will work with the full set of BC members  engaged in the working groups to develop this fast paced update 
and discussion of current issues)
+Update from GSNO Council provided by Councilors_Zahid Jamil and Mike Rodenbaugh
+BC Charter updates driven by CSG and other Restructuring recommendations - CoModerated by Marilyn Cade and Chris Chaplow
+update on Operations and Finance - Chris Chaplow, V.Chair, Operations and Finance
- communications plan + presentation of prototype newsletter-initiative 
-Finance Committee
+ planning for Cartegeha - Marilyn Cade
+NomComm overview - Chris Martin and Mike Roberts, appointees to NC from BC
+ Chair's Round UP
5:30 Meeting ends 
6-7:30 p.m. Networking reception with USG, other industry BC candidates, guests

The CSG [Commercial Stakeholder Group] must update its charter in time to submit it before Cartegena meeting in December,
and there are related updates which will affect the BC Charter.  The BC also needs to critically examine its current policy prioritiesö
look at the range of rapporteur reps, and plan for a challenging rest of year and early 2011. The BC will be holding elections in 
October for Councilor and confirming the V.Chair of Operations and Finance, and preparing for elections of officers in January 
for the four offices of Chair, V.Chair, Operations and Finance, V.Chair, Policy Coordination, and CSG Rep. A lot is happening at 
ICANN that has implications for the role of the business user community in guiding and influencing ICANN as an entity, as well 
as in gTLD policy. Policy decisions in the cc area and in related secuirity issues, which are broader than gTLD GNSO issues
are also growing in importance to business. 

Accordingly, we will host a meeting, which will be anchored in Washington, D.C., but have remote participation supported 
by ICANN, for all BC members, on October 12.  Many mambers have asked for more time to debate and dicuss business 
perspectives and policy topics, and like many other constituencies, we need to develop more discussion opportunities among our 
members. During this meeting, the V.Chair of Operations and Finance and BC colleagues working with him will also present
a prototype of a BC communique. 

While we have added several new members since the new election of officers in 2010, supported by outreach by all of our 
active members, we need to do more outreach and recruitment. 
Therefore, the BC also will examine some emerging issues with some invited speakers in two one hour sessions, followed by a BC 
members discussion, which will include a discussion on the BC Charter changes which will be then formulated into 
a BC Charter's Update and circulated to the BC Membership for two rounds of comments, via email, and follow up conference
call, later in October.

All of these sessions will be transcribed. Decisions on the Charter for CSG and BC changes will not be made at the Oct. 12
meeting, but members input, which will include electronic comments or submissions by email will be gathered and incorporated
into draft Charter for circulation.

The two topics which will provide the emerging issues 'panels'

SSR -- Security, Stability and Resiliency, which will b a discussion with experts from both BC members and one or two 
industry wide experts
The role and considerations of 'brands' TLDs, which will include two guests participants from NGO brands.

Both of these sessions are to provoke exchange of views, information, and perspective.They will include invited guests from
companies who the BC is interested in recruiting to membership.
These sessions will be followed by a BC members only discussion about these topics and how they fit into the BC's mission
and an examination of gTLD policy priorities and current activities, with a view to develop priorities for rest of year, and early 2011. 
[This session will be co-moderated by Marilyn Cade and Steve DelBianco]

The outreach/recruitment/informational sessions are being planned by invited members to expand the role and involvement
of our BC members.  A panel description for each panel will be shared shortly.

Chris Chaplow, V.Chair, Operations and Finance will also review a new communications pilot he has undertaken with 
the assistance of one of our members, John Berard. He will also introduce the new Finance subCommittee members Jon Nevett 
and Anders Halvorsen.
NomComm Appointees Mike Roberts and Chris Martin are also invited to give a short overview of their expectations for the 
2011 NomComm process and highlight the importance of early outreach via BC members to possible broader business candidates 
for the range of positions appointed by the NC. 
Finally, we will begin the effort to update the BC Charter by looking at the CSG Charter, and the output-recommendations that are'being approved
from the Council accepting the recommendations of various restructuring committees with a briefing by ICANN staff, and then 
discuss the highlighted areas of possible enhancements to the BC Charter. (again, this is a briefing and overview discussion with 
online distribution fo charter changes. All decisions will be made after two rounds of email consultations to follow this briefing). 
The BC is a unique constituency and one that can significantly change its role in ICANN through increasing its focus on SSR and 
other issues that are now becoming a key concern, augmenting the present set of key concerns. We have added 11 new members
since the new leadership was elected, and the members include several with a key expertise in SSR.  '
Most other constituencies hold face to face meetings during the year, and we may work toward such an event for all BC members
ion early 2011. For this upcoming meeting, we will focus on drawing those who can travel to Washington, DC for face to face,
and work hard with ICANN on remote participation and transcription to make your investment of time well worthwhile.
The fuller set of speakers for the two informational sessions is being finalized and will be distributed shortly. 
Marilyn Cade
BC Chair
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