[council] Regarding regional meetings

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Wed Jan 25 04:02:29 UTC 2006

Hello All,

There has been the suggestion of running various regional meetings, or
providing a video/audio hookup between regional centres.

These certainly sound like good ideas.  It is difficult at this stage to
devote ICANN resources to operate multiple regional meetings in
parallel, but I would certainly encourage the Regional At-Large
Organisations (see http://www.icann.org/committees/alac/ ) and local
members of constituencies to cooperate in running their own local forums
on ICANN issues in languages that are appropriate for that region.  The
output of such forums can be summarised (or transcribed) and provided in
written form as part of the formal consideration of public comments in
the policy development process.

If parts of the GNSO or ALAC choose to organise such a meeting at the
same date/time as the Washington meeting or the Wellington meeting, we
can certainly investigate how to cost effectively provide some sort of
communications link - even if it is just for a short time for each
region to summarise the discussion that has taken place during the day
on the topic.

Bruce Tonkin

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