[council] Board letter to GNSO Council

Avri Doria avri at psg.com
Mon Oct 19 15:56:00 UTC 2009

Dear Bruce,

In this case since the main dinner subject is centered on the Board  
I am more then happy to have someone from the Board give us an  
to its thinking before releasing people to get food and the 'social  

Would you be interested in giving us the Board's view on the Specific  
Issues as a way to kick off the discussions.  We could then have a Q&A  
and then
allow people to start dinner.


On 19 Oct 2009, at 11:39, Bruce Tonkin wrote:

> Hello All,
> In terms of availability to discuss the Board letter to the GNSO - I  
> am
> planning to arrive in Seoul on Thursday afternoon 22 Oct, and could be
> available to meet with any subgroup of the GNSO on the Friday 23 Oct -
> for anyone that is in town early.  I find my weekend is now nearly  
> fully
> packed with meetings - so thought I would allocate Friday to be able  
> to
> talk to staff and other people arriving early to discuss how to make  
> the
> best use of the meeting time during the week on important issues  
> such as
> trademarks.
> For example - we could allocate some time during the Board/GNSO dinner
> for a more structured discussion on the trademark issues/GNSO letter -
> rather than purely chatter at each table.
> I am not sure that the current format maximises the benefit of
> Board/GNSO Council meeting time on an important topic.   It is  
> currently
> working as a useful occasion for Board/Council to get to know each  
> other
> a little better.
> In the past I find more social engagements such as dinner etc - work
> after a more formal session (short e.g 30 mins) where the context for
> the issue is set and some of the concerns are raised - then the social
> "break-out" function allows those with differing views to get together
> and discuss in more detail informally.
> Regards,
> Bruce Tonkin

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