[ccwg-internet-governance] Cross-community participation in NCUC Conference in Singapore

William Drake wjdrake at gmail.com
Wed Jan 22 10:38:27 UTC 2014


In addition to anything the CCWG may do within the main program at Singapore, there’s another opportunity to engage in some discussion and hopefully consensus building.

As I’ve mentioned here on 26 December and subsequently, NCUC will hold a one-day pre-conference at the ICANN meeting venue on Friday 21 March.  It will be on, "ICANN and Global Internet Governance: The Road to Sao Paulo, and Beyond.”  The meeting will run from 10:00 to 18:00 including coffees, lunch, and a reception after.  The room will hold up to 150 people.  We should have functioning remote participation etc.

Panel discussions will most likely focus on the main agenda items at Sao Paulo plus some of the antecedent processes/inputs, e.g.

1. Recommendations and Draft Report of the High Level Panel 
on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms (and perhaps strategy panel 4 as well)

2. Internet Governance Principles

3. Roadmap for Ecosystem Evolution—Option for Globalization (e.g. of USG Roles)

4. Roadmap for Ecosystem Evolution—Option for Further Institutional Innovation

If we can figure out a way to also squeeze in some discussion of 1Net and related efforts foster multistakeholder dialogue and cooperation, that could happen too.  And of course, if the Executive Multistakeholder Committee that’s been appointed to elaborate the Sao Paulo agenda ends up changing the main agenda items in some manner, we may have to adjust the precise panel foci.  TBD

In any event, as I’ve said, we would like the panels and audience to be fully multistakeholder/cross-community.  I would appreciate it if people from other SO, ACs, or sub-groups thereof who’d be interested in speaking on one of these panels be in touch with me offline and indicate which and why.  NCUC will form a program committee and sort out the line-ups based on what we receive from others.  Obviously, if we have more offers than we can accommodate for a particular panel then we’ll have to make choices based on overall balance per panel and for the program globally.  Participation from the audience will still provide ample opportunity to have a say.

We would also very much welcome any written inputs anyone might like to provide as background to the respective sessions.  These could be posted on the website, or linked to from own websites, as background and conversation starters.

Any questions, let me know.

Thanks in advance for any help making this work.



William J. Drake
International Fellow & Lecturer
  Media Change & Innovation Division, IPMZ
  University of Zurich, Switzerland
Chair, Noncommercial Users Constituency, 
  ICANN, www.ncuc.org
william.drake at uzh.ch (direct), wjdrake at gmail.com (lists),

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