This Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) was jointly chartered by the ccNSO and GNSO Councils in March 2014. The CCWG was tasked to develop a set of uniform principles that will guide the formation and operations of future cross community working groups. The CCWG has published its Initial Report for public comment (http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/draft-principles-for-ccwg-22feb16-en.pdf). The comment period runs through 2 April 2016 (https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ccwg-framework-principles-draft-2016-02-22-en). Here the CCWG will conduct an open community session to present its main recommendations for discussion and feedback from the broader community.