[ALAC-LT] Fwd: [ccwg-internet-governance] Save the date: ICANN and Internet governance conference in Singapore, Friday 21 March 2014

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Thu Dec 26 16:33:10 UTC 2013


As ALAC liaison to the NCSG and a member of the CWG on the Brazil Summit, I
am officially requesting the additional travel allotment necessary (two
additional days hotel and per-diem) to allow me to attend this session.

- Evan

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: William Drake <wjdrake at gmail.com>
Date: 26 December 2013 09:08
Subject: [ccwg-internet-governance] Save the date: ICANN and Internet
governance conference in Singapore, Friday 21 March 2014
To: "ccwg-internet-governance at icann.org" <ccwg-internet-governance at icann.org


As I’m told some people are already beginning their travel planning for
Singapore, I’d like to suggest that anyone interested in IG consider flying
in a day early, on Thursday 20th.  I've just received confirmation
that NCUC has space reserved to hold an one-day conference at the venue
on Friday 21 March.  The working title is, "ICANN and Global Internet
Governance: The Road to Sao Paulo, and Beyond.”  The precise details will
be worked out early next year, but for now I can say the following.

In terms of the substantive focus, there will be sessions devoted to the
major foci of the April meeting in Sao Paulo.  The Local Organizing
Committee recently described these as

- Official launching of a review process of the global IG frameworks/models;

- Development of a set of universally acceptable core of principles for
global IG;

- Tentative draft of a global IG model.

which sounds a bit ambitious, and will presumably be refined in the months
ahead.  However the SP agenda is ultimately specified, we may want to do
sessions in Singapore on topics like a potential declaration on global IG
principles, and options for evolving the distributed
institutional architecture (consistent with the I* Montevideo Declaration)
with respect to globalization, coordination,
transparency/accountability/inclusive participation, and the role
(inter)governmental frameworks and authority.  We might also want to
consider the progress and implications of some of the contextual
developments, like the 1net and strategy panel initiatives, the growing
need to support and enhance the IGF, etc.

In terms of format, given the keen interest and varying views generated by
the SP meeting and related developments, we’d like to make this event as
much of a “cross-community” dialogue as is possible (in a room
that accommodates up to 150 people).  So we will be reaching across silos
to other stakeholders for panelists, as well as participants.  In addition,
if either this CWG or any of the individual SOs, ACs, or sub-groups therein
would be interested in providing written inputs (stuff being done either for
other venues, or specially for this one) as background and conversational
fodder, we could post these on the conference website.  If people are
feeling ambitious, we could even set up online discussion spaces for the
respective sessions and themes…all depends on the level of interest.

By way of background FYI, NCUC previously held conferences on IG in San
Francisco http://www.amiando.com/ncucaticann.html and Toronto

I hope this will prove to be of some interest to the wider community.  More
to come….



William J. Drake
International Fellow & Lecturer
  Media Change & Innovation Division, IPMZ
  University of Zurich, Switzerland
Chair, Noncommercial Users Constituency,
  ICANN, www.ncuc.org
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Evan Leibovitch
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