Topic 1Equitable Access for all StakeholdersATRT2 Recommendation 10.5: The Board must facilitate the equitable participation in applicable ICANN activities, of those ICANN stakeholders who lack the financial support of industry players. The recent case of an ALAC member who could not attend this meeting due to lack of personal funding is a blatant case in point.The opposite side to the difficulty in recruiting new active volunteers - how to ensure that those you have do not disappear due to lack of funding.Discussion on options. This is not just a matter for the ALAC to submit special budget requests, but more one of philosophy on how to address the issue.Topic 2Postponement of At-Large ReviewWe were recently told that the At-Large review, along with other reviews would be postponed. The timing details will depend on the outcome of a public comment, but it will surely be delayed for at least a few months, perhaps more.Discussion when it was first discussed: To say we were relieved would be an exaggeration. The perception at the time was that we were being asked to deliver what was clearly impossible if done with any modicum of quality.WHY WERE WE WILLING TO ACCEPT IT?Used to being FAR too overloadedUsed to having unreasonable demandsNo belief that complaining would result in a change - "that is what the rules are. They can't be changed..."Topic 3PICs and Category 1 TLDs. The process and outcomes associated with the ALAC Advice.(NOT a discussion of the substance of PICS for Category 1 TLDs)The ALAC was pleased to be able to engage in substantive discussion on the issue of the PICs and Category 1 TLDs.We are ready to continue similar discussions if considered useful on other issues.The ALAC finds such informal and open discussion very useful in order to help shape issues as they are being developed rather than only commenting on them once they are at the final approval or implementation stage.The ALAC is concerned, however, that the discussions such as the those on the Category 1 TLD PICs demonstrate the difficulty in finding common ground when the power-relationships are completely unbalanced.