[council] Your input requested: MSSI trends and cocktails to replace GNSO Council dinner at ICANN62?

Tatiana Tropina tatiana.tropina at gmail.com
Fri May 4 07:58:31 UTC 2018

Dear Heather, dear all,
Excellent idea. I am very much in favour of replacing the Council dinner
with this exercise/meeting.

On Fri 4. May 2018 at 09:19, Heather Forrest <haforrestesq at gmail.com> wrote:

> *Dear Council colleagues,As we work towards finalising the ICANN62 GNSO
> schedule, Council leadership has been thinking creatively with ICANN staff
> to find an opportunity for the GNSO Council to undertake the “trends
> exercise” conducted by Theresa Swinehart’s team (MSSI). This exercise is
> intended to be an input to ICANN’s next strategic plan. Donna and I had an
> opportunity to participate in a similar exercise during the SO/AC Chairs’
> workshop held prior to the start of ICANN61 and found it to be an
> interesting exercise. We think it is useful to capture the particular
> perspective of the GNSO Council as manager of the GNSO PDP in this trends
> exercise as a complement to the inputs of the various SGs and Cs and
> consistent with our discussions at the Strategic Planning Session back in
> January. ICANN62 offers the best timing for us to do this before Theresa’s
> team finalises its data gathering and contributes this to ICANN Org for
> strategic plan development.At the same time, we are mindful of the limited
> time available to us during a policy forum meeting and we have taken the
> general approach so far in drafting the ICANN62 schedule of prioritising
> PDP time over Council meetings. We therefore seek your input on the idea of
> conducting the “trends exercise” as the Council over cocktails on the
> Wednesday evening from 18:30-19:30. This would replace the traditional
> Council dinner, free up the remainder of an evening for any other plans and
> experiment a new format, but would still offer us an opportunity to get
> together informally over drinks and canapes, enjoy each other’s company,
> while contributing our unique perspective to the “trends” that have been
> identified by other parts of the community to date. Please contribute your
> thoughts on this idea of getting together on Wednesday evening (ie, the
> evening after the GNSO Council meeting) over cocktails, in lieu of the
> traditional Council dinner.Best wishes,Heather ForrestDonna AustinRafik
> Dammak*
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