[IGFmaglist] Newcomers to the IGF
virat.bhatia at yahoo.com
Tue May 10 10:29:20 EDT 2016
Dear MAG members,
Agree with all the 3 idea's in Laura's proposal. I believe MAG needs to place this effort in special focus.
Along these lines,I suggest that we use," Setting the Scene" session some what differently this year to specifically address the needs of,"First Timers". Make them the center piece of this session if possible.
Will soon send in a specific a proposal for MAG's consideration for "Setting the Scene" session to advance Laura's excellent new ideas aimed at enhancing newcomers' participation at IGF 2016.
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On 10-May-2016, at 7:26 PM, Laura Hutchison <Laura.Hutchison at nominet.uk> wrote:
> Hi all,
> One of things that we discussed at the MAG meeting in Geneva was ways in which we could encourage new people to participate in the IGF and how was could make the meeting as accessible and welcoming as possible for these newcomers. We talked about having introductory sessions and also possibly having a mentor scheme with members of the MAG.
> I would like to suggest that when the IGF opens for registrations one of the fields on the registration form should ask people to flag if it is their first meeting. This would firstly provide stats on how successful we’ve been in encouraging new participants which would be useful in itself even if we don’t do anything else with the information. Secondly, it would allow for the flexibility to target the newcomers with briefing material or welcome packs in advance to help support their participation and answer any questions they might have. It would also mean that we could mark newcomer badges in some way (as ICANN do at their meetings) to encourage other delegates to support and talk to them.
> I’d welcome MAG members thoughts on this and other ideas for making the IGF as accessible as possible for newcomers.
> Kind regards
> Laura Hutchison
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