[ccwg-internet-governance] Public session for CCWG / Singapore meeting

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Wed Feb 12 20:12:27 UTC 2014

Dear WG participants,

The Chairs of SO/AC have held a conference call on Monday. I had made
the request last week for the CCWG to take over the SO/AC High Interest
Topic session slot on Monday morning in Singapore and therefore
followed-up on the call, wearing the hat of the co-facilitator of this CCWG.

Although there is no objection to the meeting, some of the Chairs do not
know the process by which they should consult their community on this
prior to providing a formal answer. Indeed, the current SO/AC led High
Interest Topic is usually chosen through a process where we all formally
ask our community and revert back to Staff. The CCWG request did not
allow enough time for such formal bottom-up feedback. Also, not all
SO/AC Chairs were present on the call.

It is highly likely that the SO/AC led High Interest Topic will indeed
be on "Internet Governance", so the content of the session might indeed
be the same (or not... read later), but the question remains on whether
this should be SO/AC led or CCWG Internet Governance led.

Ultimately I don't really think it makes a difference. What's important
is that we get a reply and not a "I don't know... I don't know how to
ask..." or no answer altogether.

I therefore ask you all, as people who are most in touch with your
community, to leverage the bottom-up process and ask the question in
your community and put pressure on your Leadership group and/or Chair to
act on this simple question:

Can the SO/AC High Interest Session be replaced in Singapore only with
the CCWG in Internet Governance Session? Yes or No.

For the time being, it's a YES from Patrik Fälström (SSAC Chair) and a
YES from me (wearing my Chair hat).

For the time being I (wearing my CCWG IG hat) have worked with ICANN
Staff to have an alternative open. If Chairs of SO/AC are not able to
provide a reply in time, then we'll use the Monday early afternoon
session in the main hall at 13:30-15:00 to interact with the community.

It is also worth noting that there is a low (read: impossible) chance
that the High Interest Topic could be Internet Governance if we also run
the afternoon session about the CCWG on Internet Governance, so that
could be a convincing argument for your leadership.

Kind regards,


On 11/02/2014 03:36, Marilyn Cade wrote:
> Olivier was waiting for a response, and I believe also a discussion
> among the chairs of SO/ACs.
> Also, Olivier, you had asked ICANN staff to notify the four reps from
> each group to designate a single contact to plan for the meeting.   
> I have not seen a communication from ICANN staff on that request.  All
> of us will need to have a couple of days to take internal consultation.
> We need to start planning in order to have an effective and useful
> session that is supported by ICANN staff, but driven and owned by the
> CCWG.  This is a good example of a community generated request -- when
> many in the community asked for more consultation and this group was
> set up.  I am anxious that we not drop the ball on our side. 
> > From: kdrazek at verisign.com
> > To: ocl at gih.com; ccwg-internet-governance at icann.org
> > Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:09:58 +0000
> > Subject: Re: [ccwg-internet-governance] Public session for CCWG /
> Singapore meeting
> >
> > Apologies if I missed it...did we receive any reply from ICANN about
> the re-purposing of the Monday SO/AC session to accommodate our
> CCWG-IG community outreach?
> >
> > Thanks and regards,
> > Keith
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ccwg-internet-governance-bounces at icann.org
> [mailto:ccwg-internet-governance-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of
> Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:34 PM
> > To: ccwg-internet-governance at icann.org
> > Subject: Re: [ccwg-internet-governance] Public session for CCWG /
> Singapore meeting
> >
> >
> > On 29/01/2014 22:48, Rafik Dammak wrote:
> > > I am sending this email to follow-up with the action discussed during
> > > today's call : to request the meeting planners to replace (or
> > > repurpose )the SO/AC Chairs with Community Session (entitled "SO/AC
> > > led High-Interest Topic" in BA) by the CCWG with Community Session on
> > > Monday in Singapore meeting?
> > >
> >
> > BTW - to be clear, this session is the session on the Monday of the
> Conference, between 10:30-12:00, which comes immediately after the
> opening ceremony.
> > There are several advantages to this:
> >
> > - this comes immediately after Fadi's "update" and in Singapore, it
> is highly likely that a significant amount of Fadi's spiel will
> incorporate updates about the next stop in Internet Governance which
> is the Brazil meeting.
> > - this is a session that's very well attended with the ICANN
> community - so it's a real opportunity to hear from the community
> about the work we will have done thus far and to gather their input
> for our next stage of work
> > - this happens on Monday hence we have a few days until our F2F
> meeting on Wednesday or Thursday (whichever the Doodle Poll will tell
> us) to make our next meeting very productive.
> > ==> please fill the DOODLE: http://www.doodle.com/gd2ppnsx9e98fd4t
> >
> > In 2 weeks, I have a call with SO/AC Chairs & will let them know of
> this proposal.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> >
> > Olivier
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Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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