Re: [council] RE: Agenda item for Council call next week
last time i was in london the hotel prices were 40-50% higher than amsterdam..
its awful pricey ken stubbs Lucy.Nichols@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Sorry to suggest this at such a late date, but Nokia UK which is a 20-30 minute cab ride from Heathrow has a large theatre-style room available for Tuesday (free of charge). If it is not too late in the planning process we might also be able to help with a discount at nearby hotels.Again, I apologize for the last minute offer. Lucy -----Original Message----- From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of ext Marilyn Cade Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 8:18 PM To: 'Bruce Tonkin'; 'GNSO Council' Subject: RE: [council] RE: Agenda item for Council call next week I've asked Glen to call the two hotels at the airport in Amsterdam, as a possible "central" site and get a quote for a meeting room, and to see if there is a block of possibly 40 rooms that could be held temporarily. The room would probably be large enough to handle up to 70 people in theatre style, but if we had only forty, we could use a square table set up... Thus, the same sized room could handle anywhere from 40 to 70, depending on how it is set up. The room would need table mikes for a couple of head tables, a microphone for public comments from the floor, and then we need teleconf./connectivity for the second 1/2 day so that we can accommodatecouncilors who can't travel, to participate in the drafting/synsosis.40 rooms bookings without guarantee rarely gets you a "deal" from a hotel, unless there is a corporation with a standing discount with said hotel. I'm a member of Starwood, as are probably many other ICANN members, but I doubtthat will work into a discount for a group. :-)So, no, I don't at this time have a quote, but hopefully, Glen can help towork out possible parameters by the time of the Council call.-----Original Message----- From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bruce Tonkin Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 6:10 PM To: GNSO Council Subject: [council] RE: Agenda item for Council call next week Hello Marilyn, Are you able to recommend an amount needed to cover the meeting room and organizational expenses? Regards, Bruce ________________________________From: Marilyn Cade [mailto:mscade@xxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, 5 January 2005 11:09 PMTo: GNSO Council; Bruce Tonkin; Gnso. Secretariat Cc: Paul Verhoef; Kurt Pritz; Paul Twomey; Barbara Roseman Subject: Agenda item for Council call next week Bruce, GlenUnder the item "Strategic Plan", I would like to add an agenda item to propose that interested Councilors agree to organize a consultative workshop on the ICANN Strategic Plan for the purpose of understanding the SP; and developing comments and recommendations for the public comment process. I propose that the Council authorize funding from its reserve budget of an amount needed to cover a meeting room and organizational expenses. The consultation could be inclusive of interested constituency members and liaisons, as well as possibly members of the other SOs, who might wish to participate. I think this could best be accomplished by having an informal working group of interested parties to organize. I would think that the ICANN staff should be invited to present the Strategic Plan as part of such aworkshop.I'd like to have a discussion within Council for feedback from fellow Councilors, and seek interest as well as approval of funding for the meeting costs. It would be necessary to hold the meeting by early February at the latest in order to meet the comment deadline of February28.