info on GNSO mtg on ICANN Strategic Plan 7-8 Feb in Amsterdam

Robin Gross robin at IPJUSTICE.ORG
Tue Jan 18 18:21:00 CET 2005

Below is a notice on the 7-8 February mtg in Amsterdam on the ICANN
Strategic Plan.  The meeting's organizer, Marilyn Cade, requested that
this notice be re-distributed within constituencies.



Meeting to develop comments on ICANN Strategic Plan

Amsterdam, 7-8 February 2005

The presently posted ICANN Strategic Plan outlines the strategic
directions for ICANN for a three year period. Like all strategy
documents, it needs to be analyzed and understood in conjunction with
other relevant documents, such as the ICANN budget. It provides insight
into changes in ICANN’s scope, scale, funding base, and activities. It
helps to position ICANN for a post-WSIS and post-MOU world with an
increased  budget, regional offices, an extensive workshop initiative,
and outreach activities to developing countries. Other changes include a
proposed shift of funding from reliance on registrars as the primary
aggregators of funds to a more centralized collection via the
registries, with an increase in the amount of money collected per domain
name, in order to provide a stable foundation for ICANN.

The Strategic Plan, as drafted, creates the same kind of scope and scale
of change that the Evolution and Reform Process did, and deserves full
consideration and review by the community.


The gNSO Council has approved the organization of a meeting to develop
comments on the ICANN Strategic Plan by interested attendees from the

The meeting may also include guests from the At Large, other SOs or the
community who have indicated an interest in attending.

The purpose of the meeting is to ensure that the constituencies of the
gNSO/liaisons have an opportunity to review, analyze, and develop
comments on the ICANN Strategic Plan. This meeting does not replace the
opportunity for any individual, or any constituency to post ongoing
comments during the ICANN public comment process.  -- this link provides
information on the Strategic Plan, and how to submit individual
comments. NOTE: Comments are due February 28, 2005.

  The ICANN staff has also indicated their plans to offer
teleconferences with each constituency, and this meeting is not intended
to replace that consultation.

Details of the Meeting: February 7-8, in Amsterdam, Netherlands,
Sheraton at the Airport.

Provisional Agenda:

Monday, February 7: 1:00 p.m. -  5.30pm.

Overview of Strategic Plan by ICANN staff

Presentation/Comments by scheduled contributors

Open Mike for participants for further comments


Small volunteer teams to work Monday evening to synthesize comments

Tuesday, February 8, 8:30-12:30 p.m.

  8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Presentation of comments received/contributions
from Monday’s session by small working teams.

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Consolidation of contributions.

12:30 p.m.  Adjourn

Space is presently scheduled for 50-60 attendees for both meetings, on a
first-come, first-served basis. We will make reasonable efforts to
address additional requests to attend, should we have over-subscription.

You can register for the meeting by sending an email to Glen de St.
Gery, gnso.secretariat at  Be sure to indicate which day/or
both that you will attend. If you cannot attend in person, but want to
dial in, please advise Glen of which days you will want to participate.
We expect to offer dial in on 2/7 for the portion of the meeting that
involves presentations and are exploring dial in for February 8 in terms
of ensuring that remote participants can hear effectively and participate.

If you would like to prepare a submission or comments to present during
Day One of the meeting, please let Glen know.  There will be a deadline
for submitting at least an outline of your talking points if you wish to
make a presentation, so that the schedule can be managed, and materials
posted to those who are participating remotely.

Contributions in this segment on day 1 can be short statements,
proposals for changes in particular segments of the Strategic Plan; or
suggestions on how to achieve a particular outcome described in the
Strategic Plan. Comments from the participants in attendance will be
accommodated as well, but to have the full scope of your contribution
understood and incorporated, providing written comments will help those
attempting to capture your contribution and incorporate it.

For purpose of finalizing the agenda and plans, a small group of
councilors from the gNSO are working together. You can provide comments
and suggestions to them by emailing the gNSO Secretariat, as noted above.

We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam.

Marilyn Cade

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