Council events start Sunday.... : [council] Mar del Plata attendance

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at
Sat Mar 5 00:55:06 UTC 2005

Mike, thanks for pointing this out. 

Given the amount of change in the agenda, perhaps we [Council] should
appoint someone as a liaison from the SO, so that there is input, and
guidance to those planning the agenda. ... of our needs. I would recommend
similar liaisons from the NRO and ccNSO. After all, the SOs are trying to
use the meetings to conduct their work. And, I think we all agree that is a
good thing. :-) But there seems to be a failure on our part. I suspect we
don't provide any input. Perhaps we can show more support to ICANN in
provide guidance and input in what is needed from the SOs, to support the
planning of the meeting. 

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From: owner-council at [mailto:owner-council at] On
Behalf Of Michael D. Palage
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 3:14 PM
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Subject: RE: Council events start Sunday.... : [council] Mar del Plata


I do not know the travel schedule of you and your fellow councilors,
however, I would like to point out the Board/Staff tea scheduled for Sunday
morning from between 10:00 and 11:00, see

This event was added by ICANN staff in response to concerns that tight
schedules of board and staff prevent the interaction of attendees with the
Board and Staff. Although you and your fellow councilors have the
opportunity to meet with the Board and staff during our regularly scheduled
breakfast, this tea might provide a more informal setting (i.e. people not
seated at a table) to interact with staff and the board.

I just wanted to bring this event to the council's attention as a number of
people whom I have spoken with have not been aware of it.

Best regards,

Michael D. Palage

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:owner-council at]On Behalf Of Marilyn Cade
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 2:50 PM
Subject: Council events start Sunday.... : [council] Mar del Plata

Dear Glen,
Thanks for asking, but I think there are more details needed by the

I wonder if it is clear to all councilors that our meetings probably start
early Sunday, so people need to arrange to be in Argentina in time for
Sunday meetings. The agenda is pretty inaccurate for Councilor's purposes or
was the last time I looked at the ICANN site.

I think we were thinking of seeing the GAC gNSO working group on Sunday
a.m./although that probably has to wait for Suzanne Sene to return on Monday
for follow up on that possibility. It has been discussed already by Bruce on
our Council calls/and Suzanne had acknowledged the possibility, but I don't
think this is finally arranged.

However, as I look at the calendar and agenda of work, it seems to me that
we need to have our WHOIS TF/Council meeting around the mid a.m./early p.m.
Sunday, so that we can have our administrative meeting from around 2 or 3
p.m. onward...

None of that is on the ICANN agenda that is published, which isn't
surprising, but if we are to do all our work, we need to work Sunday. Thus,
Sunday will potentially be really a Council work day, like it is for the
cc's and the GAC.

This needs to be sorted out quickly so that people can arrange their plans

On another item, we have two new ICANN policy staff -- perhaps we could
issue a personal invitation -- any Councilors available /and the two new
policy staff, to a "no host" casual breakfast in the hotel restaurant Sunday
a.m. maybe at 8:45 a.m./That would need to happen before Staff has to rush
off to have their coffee/tea with the Board. I think we should avoid a
formal arrangement. This could be informal and just get acquainted...

I've assumed that the policy staff will automatically understand that they
are invited to attend/visit constituencies, but also that they are "booked"
for the Council meeting... but ...they will perhaps have a time conflict
since the gNSO public forum competes with the ccNSO Council. Since everyone
is new, we shouldn't assume they know they are invited/welcomed, expected,

Bruce, now that he is on board, can we invite the new senior policy officer
to our next Council call to say a few words? Would this be done through Paul

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Sent: Friday, March 04, 2005 11:25 AM
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Subject: [council] Mar del Plata attendance

[To: council[at]]

The ICANN meetings in Mar del Plata are nearing! Could you please let me
know, off the council list, gnso.secretariat[at], whether
or not you will be attending these meetings and when you will be
arriving as this will facilitate the telephone bridge and meeting

Please let me have your response by Tuesday 8 March, 2005.
Thank you very much.

Kind regards,
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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