[ALAC] ALAC Travel Slots

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Wed Apr 20 20:00:55 UTC 2016

As you may know, the ALAC is currently funded for 27 travel slots to 
ICANN meetings: 15 ALAC Members, 10 Regional Leaders, and the 
Liaisons to the GNSO and ccNSO. We are not currently funded for the 
Liaison to the SSAC, but generally SSAC has provided support for 
that. Currently the two Liaisons to the GNSO and ccNSO (Olivier and 
Maureen) are funded due to their roles as EURALO Chair and APRALO 
ALAC Member, and we have not been allowed to reallocate the Liaison 
funding for other purposes.

In our FY17 Community Budget Requests, we requested permission to 
used these slots for other purposes in support of the ALAC mission, 
and particularly to bring people to an ICANN meeting where their 
presence will be of particular merit. Although the formal FY17 
process is ongoing, we have been allowed to use the two travel slots 
for the last meeting of FY16.

I requested and received a number of suggestions from the ALAC and 
Regional Leaders as to how these slots might best be used. There is a 
long-standing process by which unused travel slots within a region 
are allocated by regional leadership, and we are doing an equivalent 
process with these At-Large-wide slots. In consultation and with the 
unanimous support of the ALT, I am announcing that the additional 
travellers to the ICANN55 meeting in Helsinki will be Dev Anand 
Teelucksingh and Daniel Nanghaka.

Dev is a (among other things) key participant (and chair of some 
cases) of the Outreach & Engagement (O&E) SC, the Technology 
Taskforce and the CROPP-RT.

Daniel is (among other things) active in the O&E SC, the CROPP-RT and 
the GNSO PDP on Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services 
(RDS) to Replace Whois.

Cheryl Langdon-Orr, who was suggested by a number of people, will be 
at the meeting but funded through a different source.


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