[council] Ad promotion of Call for Papers on new gTLDs

Cary Karp ck at nic.museum
Tue Jan 10 15:11:17 UTC 2006

> in order to promote the Call for Papers to an audience beyond the
> faithful readers of the ICANN website, we are placing ads in international
> press, due to be published on Friday this week.

At least in the academic frame of reference (is there any other 
where papers are an established production format?) the incentive to 
respond to a formal call for papers depends directly on the 
attractiveness of the publication venue. Being read aloud during a 
telephone conference with a dozen or so participants is probably not 
going to be regarded as a sufficiently compelling mode of 
presentation by many people lacking prior familiarity with the GNSO 
Council and the way ICANN does things.

At the very least, I hope you are advertising the fact that a 
lasting audio record of the meeting at which the things will be read 
will be made public. It isn't clear to me on the basis of the 
previous description of this action that it is your intention for 
the authors to read their own papers. It might also be a good idea 
not to leave any margin for misinterpretation of this in the ads.


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