[council] Regarding regional meetings

Sophia B sophiabekele at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 06:54:53 UTC 2006

Bruce..I suppose the PDP public forum does not include the IDN at this
point. Correct?.  If it does, I wanted to coordinate a meeting for IDN.

On 24/01/06, Bruce Tonkin <Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au> wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Bruce Tonkin

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