[ALAC] Fwd: ICANN News Alert -- ICANN Consolidated Meetings Strategy Proposal

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sun Oct 14 16:48:51 UTC 2012

I am not convinced that the present proposal is optimal, but I am 
less sure I agree here. I have long advocated EFFECTIVE presence 
around the world is far more important than a token meeting in a 
country once every 10+ years. The political and real benefit to the 
Internet community of holding a meeting in a country is short-lived 
and rarely spills over into neighbouring countries to any great 
extent. If the type of presences and focusing that Fadi describes can 
be made a reality,   it will be a very different world than we have 
today. The current proposal *might* be a valid way to get there. I 
would like to see a far more detailed analysis than has been made 
public so far.


At 14/10/2012 12:26 PM, sandra hoferichter wrote:
>In my opinion this approach this is in opposite to the new outreach strategy
>Fadi underlined during our working session in Toronto. I think ICANN must
>undertake any effort to organise meetings in most parts in the world as
>possible, maybe the improved and advanced outreach strategy will strengthen
>most of the points Evan lined out.

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