[At-Large] ICANN68 to be a virtual meeting

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Sat Apr 11 11:16:35 UTC 2020

On 11/04/2020 12:29, Roberto Gaetano wrote:
> And the truth is that ALAC does not have the financial resources that
> other stakeholder groups have, therefore will be at disadvantage
> whenever money allocation for activities will be involved.

So is what you are saying, that those who do not have the money like
ALAC will meet online, whilst those who do, for example the GDD Summit,
will meet face to face? So we've pretty much signed ALAC out having any
significant involvement on important topics? Of course I am being
provocative here, but we have to be careful about what we wish: if we
wish less meetings, that will mean there will probably never be any
further meetings outside of North America and Europe since the remaining
meetings will be attended by thousands and thousands of people. The
inter-meeting "action" (6 months is a long time) will take place in
other meetings where we are not invited. IMHO we have to fight to keep
that right to be a *all* meetings, not just the big ones. And we also
have to fight to keep some meetings taking place in developing
economies, or have given up on billions of citizens in these countries?
(again I am being provocative :-) )
Kindest regards,

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