[NA-Discuss] Accountability & Transparency - "ATRT" Activities Webinar 31 August, 2011 14:00 -- 15:30 UTC

ICANN At-Large Staff staff at atlarge.icann.org
Tue Aug 30 00:52:00 UTC 2011

Dear All, 


Please find below an announcement of an upcoming Accountability and
Transparency Activities Webinar scheduled to take place Wednesday, 31 August
between 14:30-15:30 UTC. 




Are you wondering how ICANN is progressing on its commitments to improve
transparency and accountability, and how ATRT improvements will help you? Do
you have an opinion to share on the changes made to date by ICANN's Board of
Directors, Governmental Advisory Committee, Nominating Committee, and Staff?

If so, join the ATRT Activities Webinar on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 from
iso=20110831T07&p1=1240&ah=1&am=30> 14:00 -- 15:30 UTC. The webinar is open
to all, and will be conducted in English.  If participants find it useful,
more sessions will be scheduled. The meeting will be run in Adobe Connect
with a slide presentation along with a dial-in conference bridge for audio.
No RSVPs are needed. Here's how to connect:

*	From the US dial Toll Free - 800-550-6865 and enter Participant Code
*	From other countries see a list of international numbers posted at
<about:blank> http://www.adigo.com/icann/
*	To join the Adobe Connect online "room" go to this URL:
<about:blank> http://icann.adobeconnect.com/atrtimplementation/

Participants will have opportunities to ask questions after each agenda item
presentation. During the course of the webinar, questions may be submitted
using the chat function of Adobe Connect (in addition to joining the
discussion queue on the conference bridge). The session will be recorded,
and the slides and an MP3 will be publicly posted.  
The webinar agenda is included below. Staff will brief you on
en.pdf> 27 ATRT implementation plans that involve a wide cross-section of
ICANN's community, and will discuss key deliverables, schedules,
opportunities for public input, and end-goals. 

ICANN's Board directed that implementation move forward on the
Accountability and Transparency Review Team's broad-ranging recommendations.
Much has been accomplished and much work lies ahead.  This webinar will help
you get-up-to-speed on all of these efforts, and will enable you to share
your input on completed and planned improvements.  For example:

*	To provide better access to, and insight into, Board decisions,
ICANN provides a wealth of  <http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/> Board meeting
information online, including briefing materials, expanded minutes, and
rationale statements for Board resolutions, as well as conditions for
-en.htm> redaction of posted material.  Are you finding these useful? 
*	To help advance the effectiveness of the Governmental Advisory
Committee and its interaction with the Board, ICANN increased funding to
support government participation in the GAC and multilingual access, and the
n.htm> Board-GAC Joint Working Group recently issued proposed improvements
for public comment.  Do you have additional suggestions?
*	To improve the processes ICANN uses to gain public input and develop
policy, ICANN's Bylaws have been translated into multiple languages, and
ICANN's  <http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/> Public Comment Webpage
has been redesigned. Is the new structure easier to use and more effective?

These are just some examples of ATRT-related activities. You can find more
detailed information on ICANN's
<http://www.icann.org/en/accountability/overview-en.htm> Accountability &
Transparency web page.

Accountability & Transparency - "ATRT" Activities Webinar Agenda 

1.	Introduction and Overview - Denise Michel, Advisor to the President
& CEO 
2.	Board Operations, Composition & Review of Decisions - Samantha
Eisner, Senior Counsel


- Questions & Comments from participants

3.             Governmental Advisory Committee Operations, Engagement,
Interaction with Board - Jeannie Ellers, Executive Assistant


- Questions & Comments from participants

4.             Public input & Multi-lingual Access - Filiz Yilmaz, Senior
Director, Participation & Engagement and Christina Rodriguez, Language
Services Manager 


- Questions & Comments from participants

5.             Misc., and Measuring Success & Upcoming Activities - Denise

6.	General Comments & Questions From Participants




Heidi Ullrich, Seth Greene, Matt Ashtiani, Gisella Gruber-White, Marilyn

ICANN At-Large Staff



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