[council] MSI Panel: A Call to Action

Klaus Stoll kdrstoll at gmail.com
Tue Dec 3 10:43:39 UTC 2013

Dear Jonathan

Thank you very much for this. NPOC is planning to make a submission 
based on its I-Engage Institute initiative. For further details on 
I-Engage see www.i-engage.me .

If any councilors have questions or would like to know more, please get 
in touch with me.



On 12/3/2013 11:12 AM, Jonathan Robinson wrote:
> All. Please see below.  Jonathan
> *From:*soac-infoalert-bounces at icann.org 
> [mailto:soac-infoalert-bounces at icann.org] *On Behalf Of *David Olive
> *Sent:* 02 December 2013 21:18
> *To:* soac-infoalert at icann.org
> *Cc:* Antony Declercq
> *Subject:* [Soac-infoalert] MSI Panel: A Call to Action
>   Designing a 21st Century ICANN
>       Hello!
> The ICANN Strategy Panel on Multistakeholder Innovation 
> <http://www.icann.org/en/about/planning/strategic-engagement/multistakeholder-innovation> (the 
> MSI Panel) and The Governance Lab @ NYU <http://thegovlab.org/> (The 
> GovLab) recently launched an online engagement effort aimed at helping 
> to design a 21st century Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and 
> Numbers (ICANN) -- the public interest organization responsible for 
> coordinating the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS).
> We are writing to request your participation in this important 
> initiative and to help us spread the word!
> The MSI Panel has been charged with:
> ·Proposing new models for international engagement, consensus-driven 
> policymaking and institutional structures to support such enhanced 
> functions; and
> ·Designing processes, tools and platforms that enable the global ICANN 
> community to engage in these new forms of participatory decision-making.
> The Panel is a small group of seven with no monopoly on the best ideas 
> for what ICANN should or should not do to coordinate the DNS in the 
> public interest. All suggestions to make ICANN more effective and more 
> democratic -- whether constitutional, structural, legal, procedural or 
> technological -- will be welcome.
> While we cannot decide for ICANN, the aim of the MSI Panel is to use 
> its authority to push for real change. Thus, we want ideas that are 
> concrete and specific for innovative processes, structures, platforms, 
> and techniques to design a 21st century ICANN.
> To gather and organize your input -- we're launching this campaign in 
> three stages:
> *Stage 1: Idea Generation* -- Starting November 19th and running for 
> six weeks via an ideation platform, /Ideascale./ You can access 
> our***MSI Panel community page here* <http://bit.ly/1dS9sLp>. On the 
> page, you can submit any and all concrete ideas you have. You can rate 
> and rank others' for importance and practicality. *November 19 - 
> December 31*.
> *Stage 2: Proposal Development* -- Submissions will be grouped into 
> general proposals and opened to discussion using a blog with 
> line-by-line annotation features. This phase will be designed to take 
> ideas closer to implementation. *January 14 - January 21.*
> *Stage 3: Collaborative Drafting* -- Using a wiki, we will invite 
> collaborative drafting on specific proposals that the Panel will 
> submit to the ICANN CEO, Board and community. *January 28 - February 11.*
> To help us spread the word, we ask you to do any of the following:
> ·Submit ideas and encourage members of your network/community to 
> contribute to the Ideascale community site by providing them with the 
> link: *http://thegovlab.ideascale.com/*.
> ·Broadcast our "Call To Action," for this initiative, which is online 
> *here* <http://bit.ly/HWNxrW>, as widely as possible within your 
> networks. Feel free to link to this post or repost on your website 
> edited to fit your needs.
> ·Share this information within your community and network via mailing 
> lists and listservs.
> ·Use social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter to spread the 
> word about the campaign. Don't forget to use the hashtag* #WeCANN*.
> ·To inspire participation and learn how to contribute, watch and share 
> a *video* <http://bit.ly/185t28Q> The GovLab has made for the launch 
> of this distributed brainstorm.
> ·Host your own brainstorming forum and share ideas generated with the 
> MSI Panel on our Ideascale community page.
> For more information, visit The GovLab at *www.thegovlab.org* 
> <http://www.thegovlab.org/>.
> Thanks and best,
> /The MSI Panel & The GovLab/

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