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The original  proposal for   ICANN funding 

At-Large FY17 Budget Development Workspace

The NARALO meetings at the requested General Assembly will focus on three specific components:
Budget  Proposal to FBSC 

  1. How to better engage our ALSs – also known within ICANN as “inreach” – in a frank examination of expectations, program execution and community adhesion, we intend to deliver a one-day workshop intended to discover what needs to be done, both by ICANN and the NARALO community, to maximize volunteer participation, increase the ability to represent the best interests of end-users, as well as increase ICANN's “on the street” relevance.
  2. Policy briefings on critical ICANN issues intended to ensure that NARALO ALS representatives are adequately informed to educate their ALS memberships, and that they are better able to channel bottom-up end-user perspectives and ideas into the At-Large community’s policy debates. NARALO members have traditionally been the source of a large proportion of At-Large's policy initiatives, and such interactive briefings are intended to go beyond the traditional webinar, to maintain and enhance the capability for the NARALO community to sustain this momentum. .
  3. Leadership training, intended to educate NARALO ALSes about the complex workings inside ICANN, and develop a clear understanding of its role in the broader Internet Governance Ecosystem. As just one example, the current deluge of activity surrounding the transition of the IANA stewardship is mainly the realm of those who can follow it practically full-time, with multiple working groups and dozens (if not hundreds) of proposals in the air. It is our experience that many in the At-Large community do not understand much of what's going on or even the relevance. Awareness of both the processes and the path from idea to policy is a critical part of advancing the public interest within ICANN.



This agenda needs to be populated with key sessions for Attendees  and then we can slot in a series of  

 Sun April 2Mon April 3Tues April 4TimesWed April 5



Overview and Purpose


John Curran





Opening Session - Introductions and Aims and Objectives of the NARALO General Assembly

Policy and Policy Development - Overview of Policy: How it is developed and why it is Important for At-Large and NARALO (John Laprise and Avri Doria)

Q and A





Glenn--Introduction to the NARALO Outreach Strategic Plan

Need for a strategic plan for North America. Discussion

with Chris Mondini


   10:00-10:15Coffee Break
NARALO InfoTable
NARALO InfoTable
10:15-10:45Policy & Outreach & Engagement Discussion with Göran Marby, President and CEO of ICANN
11-12   10:45-12:00Breakout sessions - Introduction to and Discussion in


Arin-Women's Networking Lunch
NARALO Info Table  

NARALO Info Table

1:30-5pm Sessions ContinueSessions Continue1:00-2:00
  • Feedback from Break-out sessions
  • Recap
  • Action items
  • Recommendation
  • Report
2-3ARIN Newcomers   Departure

NARALO Info Table  

NARALO Info Table  
5-7Arin Social (6:00-7:00) NARALO Happy Hour  

ISOC Social

Event offsite

ARIN SOCIAL Event-offsite
Mardi Gras World


ICANN Sponsored



Details of General Assembly Agenda

TimeTopic                                                                                                                                                        FacilitatorCurator Google DocExpected Results



Glenn McKnight and Judith Hellerstein Overview of expectations

Opening Session - Introductions and Aims and Objectives of the NARALO General Assembly

  • Knowledge transfer
  • Identification of Tools
Glenn McKnight and Judith Hellerstein  

Policy and Policy Development - Overview of Policy and Why it is Important for At-Large and NARALO

  • Challenges and Opportunities
  • Q and A

John Laprise,

Avri Doria and


9:00-9:30Overview of NARALO Strategic FPlan & Outreach and Engagement CROPP StrategyGlenn McKnight 
  • NARALO Outreach and Engagement
  • Overview of the CROPP Strategic Plan
  • Local ALS funding
  • Summary of CROPP Trips in 2016 and 2017
  • Outreach and Engagement 2017/2018 target groups, tools for engagement, under-served communities and more
  • March 2018 ICANN PR
  • NA School of Internet Governance
  • Outreach to Universities
  • Showcase
9:30-10:00North-American Strategy - Targeting to fit purpose of policy development activities

Glenn McKnight & Chris Mondini




10:00-10:15Coffee Break   
10:15-10:45Policy & Outreach & Engagement Discussion with Göran Marby, President and CEO of ICANNGöran Marby 

Comments by Göran Marby (10 minutes)

  • Policy, Outreach and Engagement within At-Large and ICANN
  • What ICANN and NARALO can do


10:45-11:00Introduction to Break-out SessionsJohn Laprise and Heidi Ullrich 
  •  Aims and objectives
  • Process of Break-outs


11:00-12:004 Break-out Sessions   
 Identifying NARALO's Hot Policy Topics and their potential impact on end-users

Breakout facilitator: John Laprise

Rapporteur: Eduardo Diaz

  • Key NARALO Policy Topics
  • Identification of potential impact on end-users

Identifying Key Elements in a NARALO Strategy Plan

Breakout facilitator: Glenn McKnight

Rapporteur:Judith Hellerstein


  • Mission Statement
  • Where do we want to go?
  • Development of a Roadmap
  • What tools do we need to get there?
 Ensuring End User Accountability through Effective Policy and Process

Breakout facilitator: Garth Bruen

Rapporteur:Judith Evan Leibovitch

  • What are the abuse/compliance/security obligations of top-level Interest bodies?
  • Do the mechanisms work as promised?
  • Are the current mechanisms effective in their function?
  • What are the observable/measurable end-user benefits?
  • How can we improve and grow these systems?
 Solution Circle on Topic I (TBD)

Breakout facilitator:Avri Doria



  • Topic to be identified from Morning discussions
 Solution Circle on Topic 2 (TBD)

Breakout facilitator: Javier Rua


  • Topic to be identified from Morning discussions




13:00-14:00Closing Session  
  • Feedback from Break-out sessions
  • Recap
  • Action items
  • Recommendation
  • Report




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