[At-Large] ICANN68 to be a virtual meeting

Roberto Gaetano roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 11 11:48:53 UTC 2020

When I was talking about other meetings I was thinking about those where all stakeholders are on par, like the NomCom, the ATRTn, and so on, where the participation of ALAC is ensured.

> On 11.04.2020, at 13:16, Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com> wrote:
> 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,
> Olivier

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