[NA-Discuss] RALO Leadership Meeting Report

Houle Louis Louis.Houle at isocquebec.org
Sun Sep 1 21:26:05 UTC 2013

Hola Eduardo,

ARIN held his On the Road Meeting in Montreal a while ago and in Quebec 
City in June. It was rather successful. I don't  know them very well, 
but if I can be of any help, I can get in touch with Susan Hamlin. Do 
you have a specific request in mind?

Louis Houle
La Société Internet du Québec (ISOC Québec)
Louis.Houle at isocquebec.org

Le 2013-08-22 17:56, Eduardo Diaz a écrit :
> Darlene:
> Thanks you for an excellent report.
> Regarding item #3: What is the expectation in preparing ALSes for the ATLAS
> II meeting? This can be multifold. For example, is it capacity building?,
> is it  explaining what is going to happen during the event?, is it a about
> if my ALS is going?, etc?
> Something else: Have Carlos or Matt contacted you to update the main point
> of contact for all ALSes in our region? I am asking because according to
> the ATLAS II time line (
> https://community.icann.org/display/atlarge/ATLAS+II+Timeline) there is a
> 8/26 deadline to have all this information ready and up to date and staff
> suppose to have contacted you to help with this. Let me know.
> By the way, we should purse the RIR idea. Who has good relations with ARIN?
> -ed
> On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 5:09 PM, Thompson, Darlene <DThompson1 at gov.nu.ca>wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I just wanted to let you in on some interesting things that were discussed
>> during our inter-regional Leadership Meeting today.
>> 1.  RALO/RIR Joint Support - Some regions have actually entered into MOUs
>> with their RIRs.  So far, NARALO has not done this nor have we actually
>> tried anything in this way to ARIN.  ARIN has shown positive overtures to
>> us in that they sent me the notice for their fellowship program and asked
>> me to forward it to our list (which I did).  I think that this is an area
>> that we really need to work on.  EURALO has actually received funding
>> support from their RIR for additional ALSs to go to ICANN meetings.
>>   Basically, what can be hoped for in the short term would be the idea of
>> long term cooperation and idea sharing.  Benefits to NARALO:  idea
>> sharing/cooperation, sharing of learning materials, possible funding.
>>   Benefits to ARIN:  idea sharing/cooperation, utilizing NARALO in order to
>> promote outreach for ARIN programs such as IPv6 deployment (as just one
>> example).  I truly think that this would be a win-win situation on the part
>> of both parties and I will be exploring this more a
>>   nd then reporting back to the group as to what might be possible in order
>> for us to continue discussions.  ANY ideas in this area would most
>> certainly be appreciated!
>> 2.  ALS Application Forms - Garth has been attempting to get ICANN to move
>> away from using Word documents for ALS Applications and to move to an
>> on-line form.  This is still being discussed but most seem to agree that
>> Word forms are just the wrong way to go.  We also discussed confidentiality
>> issues and a better wiki page that organizes the information for possible
>> incoming ALSs in a more structured and easy-to-read manner.
>> 3.  ATLAS II - An excellent question was raised as to what are the RALO's
>> doing to prepare the ALSs for the ATLAS II meeting.  So far as I can see,
>> NARALO has done nothing in this regard.  As I am on both the ATLAS II and
>> the Leadership committees, I will be following up on this and making
>> suggestions to the group for further consideration/discussion.  However,
>> this is something that we all need to start thinking about.
>> Thanks!
>> D
>> Darlene A. Thompson
>> CAP Administrator
>> N-CAP/Department of Education
>> P.O. Box 1000, Station 910
>> Iqaluit, NU  X0A 0H0
>> Phone:  (867) 975-5631
>> Fax:  (867) 975-5610
>> dthompson at gov.nu.ca
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