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

Scott M. McCormick scott at mccormickict.com
Fri Sep 24 09:00:31 UTC 2010

As with both Ron and Mikey, please add me as well.  I look forward to seeing everyone as well.

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On Sep 20, 2010, at 5:14 PM, Ron Andruff wrote:

> 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,
> RA
> Ronald N. Andruff
> President
> 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.
> Agenda
> 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
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> 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'
> are 
> 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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