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Trip Proposals must be completed at least six (6) weeks before the event start date.

Person Completing Form:Brian J. WinterfeldtDate:


Form ID #



Trip Proposal Section

1) Number of Travelers:
(Note: Each traveler uses one trip of the five (5) allocated to each organization/structure).  


2) Traveler Contact Information and Itinerary:

Marc Trachtenbergtrachtenbergm@gtlaw.comChicagoUnited States10-Jun-201512-Jun-2015
3) Special Travel Circumstances, Arrangements,
Explanations, or Notations: 
(Please identify each traveler, as applicable)
BR: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Marc Trachtenberg was unable to take the trip, so the traveller was changed to Jonathan Cohen.
4) Event/Conference Name, Title, or Descriptor:University of Belgrade Intellectual Property Law Conference
5) Event/Conference Dates:
6) Event/Conference Website Link:
7) Primary Event/Conference Location:
Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade 67 Bulevar kralja Aleksandra Београд 11000
8) ICANN Geographic Region:Europe

9) Activity Sponsors:
(Note: all event sponsors must be identified
in order to comply with ICANN travel guidelines).

Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade

10) Purpose and Goals:

Outreach to potential new IPC members in the ICANN European region, particularly in eastern Europe.

11) Proposed Outcomes:Adding additional new IPC members and thereby increasing global Internet community participation in ICANN, particularly with interests in intellectual property issues.
12) Additional Information (optional):

I understand that, in general, CROPP funding is to be used for intra-regional trips (i.e. for a European representative to travel within Europe).  Unfortunately, no IPC members from within the European region were available to participate, and we appreciate ICANN’s flexibility with respect to accommodating this opportunity.  ICANN engagement and CROPP staff have supported our request, given its unique nature and in light of the very promising opportunity this presents for high-quality outreach and engagement by the IPC to potential new members, in furtherance of the CROPP goals of building local/regional awareness and recruitment of new community members and communicating ICANN’s mission and objectives to new audiences. 

The IPC has traditionally used its available CROPP funding to conduct outreach to potential new members of the constituency within the various ICANN geographical regions.  By providing this opportunity for Mr. Trachtenberg – a long-time active participant of the IPC -- to speak at the University of Belgrade conference, we hope to encourage potential new IPC members to join our constituency and by extension, to encourage new long-term participation in ICANN.  We believe this kind of outreach for new participants, particularly from such an underserved region as eastern Europe, is critical at a time when volunteer burnout within the ICANN community appears to be reaching a critical juncture. 

In addition, we stress that CROPP is a “pilot program” and we hope ICANN will ensure that some flexibility is applied accordingly, in order to ensure that the greatest level of outreach and engagement is achieved through the program, rather than rigidly applying the criteria at the expense of furthering the very goals the program was designed to achieve.

In order to accomplish the IPC’s goals (commensurate with ICANN’s goals), of capacity building, outreach, and engagement we must be able to use the pilot program to explore these kinds of possibilities.  The IPC in particular, like several GNSO counterparts such as the Business Constituency and Internet Service Provider Constituency, often have difficulty in conducting outreach in the developing world; however, the IPC  recognizes the need to build capacity by engaging likeminded individuals from developing countries.  This conference poses a unique opportunity to conduct this very kind of outreach and engagement.  Professor Dusan Popovic, an ICANN Fellowship Program alumnus, has recently joined the IPC as a member, and has offered this opportunity for engagement.  Permitting Mr. Trachtenberg to participate as an expert on behalf of the IPC will sow the seeds for future ICANN participation in the region, and encourage potential future CROPP participants from the region, even if Mr. Trachtenberg is not himself from the European region.

Accordingly, the IPC supports Mr. Trachtenberg’s candidacy to receive CROPP funding to attend the University of Belgrade Conference.  We hope you will too.

Community Confirmation Section

Note: To be completed by a Pilot Program Coordinator (PPC) designated by this organization/structure.

The participants identified in this application are familiar with the Program Operations associated with this Community Regional Outreach Pilot Program (CROPP)-FY15 and agree to abide by its terms and conditions.YesBrian J. Winterfeldt20-Apr-2015Mr. Trachtenberg has confirmed familiarity with the CROPP Program Operations and agreed to abide by its terms and conditions.
The ICANN Organization / Structure's leadership has authorized the submission of this Trip Proposal.YesBrian J. Winterfeldt08-Apr-2015IPC leadership has approved this trip proposal.
The ICANN Stakeholder Engagement Vice-President has concurred that the Purpose/Goals of this Trip Proposal are consistent with operational plans and/or strategies.YesJean-Jacques Sahel22-Apr-2015Confirmed by RH



Program Administration: STAFF USE ONLY
Program RequirementDate Satisfied/ConfirmedInitialsNotes
Constituency Travel Notified24-Apr-2015RH
Trip Proposal Approved and
Transferred to Official Forms: 
23-Apr-2015Trip Assessment Approved and
Transferred to Official Forms: 

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