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Increasing Community Discussions on Enhancing ICANN Accountability at ICANN54

12 أكتوبر 2015
بقلم Nick TomassoNick Tomasso

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As participants from around the world are preparing themselves for ICANN's 54th Public Meeting, the ICANN Meetings Team has been hard at work to finalize the meeting schedule. Last week during an SO-AC-SG-C-RALO Leadership Call, ICANN staff was asked to provide options for community consideration to increase time in Dublin for discussions around the Enhancing ICANN Accountability process. Given the important circumstances and timely nature of the request, we identified timeslots for Enhancing ICANN Accountability discussions where we could insert new sessions with as little disruption as possible to the current meeting schedule.

After a few days of brainstorming, our team was able to provide the community with three options for increasing CCWG-Accountability discussion time in Dublin. These options varied from little change/minimal disruption to significant change/significant disruption to the ICANN54 schedule. After discussions amongst the broader community on these three options, the SO-AC-SG-C-RALO Leadership Team reached consensus this morning on a middle-ground option, which would increase Enhancing ICANN Accountability discussions without significant disruption to the current meeting structure.

Finalization of agendas and details of these new sessions are forthcoming; the CCWG-Accountability co-Chairs will provide these details tomorrow, Tuesday, 13 October.

Friday, 16 October

Removal of the SO-AC-SG-RALO Community Roundtable

This will provide SO-AC-SG-RALO Community Leaders the opportunity to join the CCWG-Accountability Working Session from 15:30-18:30.

Monday, 19 October

Addition of a full-afternoon, community-wide session to discuss Enhancing ICANN Accountability from 14:00-18:30 in the Auditorium.

This timeslot will allow for the broadest possible participation pending final agenda from the CCWG-Accountability. Given the Auditorium configuration, the session will include 2-4 standing microphones rather than desk microphones for participants.

Tuesday, 20 October

Addition of the Joint Meeting of the ICANN Board & SSAC to the end of the day from 18:00-19:00 in the Auditorium.

This would be moved from Wednesday to allow more time for an Enhancing ICANN Accountability Session. Additionally, the ICANN Board Cocktail Reception with the GAC will now run from 19:15-20:15.

Wednesday, 21 October

Addition of a second community-wide discussion on Enhancing ICANN Accountability session from 17:00-20:00 in the Auditorium.

This timeslot will allow for the broadest possible participation pending final agenda from the CCWG-Accountability. Given the Auditorium configuration, the session will include 2-4 standing microphones rather than desk microphones for participants.

To see the entire ICANN54 meeting schedule please see here.

We look forward to continuing to support the community in any way possible. Please note that with sessions starting in the next few days, any further changes to the schedule, with the exception of session cancellations, will not be feasible. We appreciate the flexibility of those of you who will be affected by these changes.

Thank you all and see you in Dublin!

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Nick Tomasso

VP, Global Meeting Operations
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