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

Ron Andruff randruff at rnapartners.com
Mon Sep 20 15:14:41 UTC 2010

Thank you for the initiative in establishing this meeting, Chair.  As Mikey
has kicked off the RSVP list with his confirmation, please add my name as
well.  I look forward to seeing everyone in DC in a few weeks.


Kind regards,




Ronald N. Andruff



RNA Partners, Inc.

220 Fifth Avenue

New York, New York 10001

+ 1 212 481 2820 ext. 11



From: owner-bc-gnso at icann.org [mailto:owner-bc-gnso at icann.org] On Behalf Of
Marilyn Cade
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2010 11:06 AM
To: bc - GNSO list
Subject: [bc-gnso] BC and CSG working sessions and BC Meeting+ Oct 12, 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
+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
- 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,


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


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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