[council] Re: Canada and GAC High-level Meeting at ICANN 45 - Toronto
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- From: Stéphane Van Gelder <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:30:00 +0200
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Please find below the GAC response to my clarification question.
I have put this on the agenda for our next meeting as I would like us to have
discussed this before going into Toronto. Please also share with your
respective groups as required.
Stéphane Van Gelder
Directeur Général / General manager
INDOM Group NBT France
Head of Domain Operations
Le 15 août 2012 à 04:02, Heather.Dryden@xxxxxxxx a écrit :
> The HLM meetings will be open and transcribed so attendance of the SOAC
> leadership for the other parts of the program would be based on their level
> of interest and availability.
> Without going into all the protocol and history of the exchanges among
> governments about how to convene a high-level meeting at ICANN, perhaps it is
> easiest to say that the GAC and the Canadian government are "co-hosting" the
> HLM meetings (it just happens that GAC chair is also Canadian). For the 4pm
> session, I would recommend preparation of Qs and lining up speakers in
> advance. I trust that the GNSO leadership will work with the GAC, as well as
> my Canadian colleagues, to find a balance between the differing cultures of
> the GNSO, and senior officials and politicians unfamiliar with the ICANN
> environment, to have a positive and productive exchange to reinforce and
> improve the multistakeholder model.
> From: Stéphane Van Gelder [mailto:stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tue 2012-08-14 12:03 PM
> To: Dryden, Heather: SPS
> Cc: lesley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx; ocl@xxxxxxx; paf@xxxxxxxxxx; jcurran@xxxxxxxx;
> Johnston, Susan: SPS; LIM_Choon_Sai@xxxxxxxxxx; alice@xxxxxxx;
> maria.hall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; jeannie.ellers@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Canada and GAC High-level Meeting at ICANN 45 - Toronto
> Thanks Heather.
> It is unclear to me from reading the attachment wether this is a meeting
> where you are asking for SO/AC leadership attendance (beside the 16pm slot on
> Monday) and if so, what level of input you are asking from those participants.
> On the 16pm slot, I would be grateful for more context on this high-level
> meeting, if it is purely a canadian initiative (or is it a GAC initiative)
> and whether you are expecting a real conversation or a Q&A type session only?
> In the meantime, I will post on the GNSO Council list so that Councillors are
> Stéphane Van Gelder
> Directeur Général / General manager
> INDOM Group NBT France
> Head of Domain Operations
> Group NBT
> Le 14 août 2012 à 07:22, <Heather.Dryden@xxxxxxxx> a écrit :
>> Dear SOAC chairs, (please forward if I have missed anyone)
>> I am writing to provide you with some preliminary information about the
>> Canada and GAC High-Level meetings to take place on October 15th in Toronto.
>> Canada is currently seeking feedback on the proposal from GAC members and
>> initial comments from the SO and AC chairs would also be appreciated. This
>> information has also been provided to the Board for feedback.
>> As you can see from the attached, we are proposing an exchange with the
>> leadership of the SOs and ACs at ICANN in the afternoon.
>> I will now be on vacation until the beginning of September. However, I am
>> copying Susan Johnston (susan.johnston@xxxxxxxx), who is responsible for
>> planning the event on behalf of Industry Canada, as well as the GAC
>> vice-chairs and Jeannie, who will be capably handling GAC matters in my
>> absence. Please contact the aforementioned for further information or
>> We can also discuss this on the next SOAC teleconference (which I think is
>> scheduled for September).
>> All the best,