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

Arsène Tungali arsenebaguma at gmail.com
Thu May 10 18:46:10 UTC 2018

Adding my vote of support for this change.

2018-05-10 19:29 UTC+02:00, Anthony Harris <anthonyrharris at gmail.com>:
> I also support
> Tony Harris
> On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 4:18 AM, 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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