[ALAC] Urgent: proposed email to GAC/ Board Chairs

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Thu Jan 13 03:15:27 UTC 2011


I have had neither any involvement or knowledge of this change, but I 
do note that it comes in parallel with the change from requiring a 
local host who made a very substantial contribution to the meeting, 
to ICANN being largely responsible for (at least some) meetings - a 
change for which there has been a great deal of demand within ICANN. 
If the budget (from ICANN fuinds) for such meetings is to not go up, 
increased sponsorship revenue is pretty much required (or a VERY 
reduced budget and/or charges for attendance).

Alan

At 12/01/2011 07:36 PM, Fouad Bajwa wrote:
>...and just in case anyone may has noticed it or not, if you go to the
>sponsorship page of the ICANN meeting page at
>http://meetings.icann.org/sponsorship , ICANN has increased the
>sponsorship costs by factors of 2.5 to 10, so much about
>"multi-stakeholder" and bottom-up stuff. Top sponsorship per ICANN
>meeting is half a million dollars and the minimum sponsorship to have
>a stand was increased to USD 25K from USD 10K. This excludes alot of
>stakaeholders and people that may want to also set-up stall and raise
>awareness about their groups.



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