[IGFmaglist] Newcomers to the IGF

Miguel Ignacio Estrada miestrada at gmail.com
Tue May 10 11:28:11 EDT 2016


I agree with Liesyl, something like the ICANN booth they held every meeting.

On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 12:11 PM, Franz, Liesyl I <FranzLI at state.gov> wrote:

> In addition to Laura’s good points, I like Ginger’s idea of a newcomer’s
> booth (or area of some kind) as a focal point for getting information,
> etc.  If it’s feasible, one thing to keep in mind (for space, staffing,
> etc.) is that it might become an “information booth” for all IGF-ers…new or
> not…!  J
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> *To:* Wisdom Donkor
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> *Subject:* Re: [IGFmaglist] Newcomers to the IGF
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> I agree with Wisdom, Marilyn and Laura, and would like to raise again (I
> can't remember who suggested it initially) the possibility of an IGF
> newcomers' booth in the Village Square. This could serve as a focal point
> for outreach, IGF information, and orientation for first timers.
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> Thanks, Ginger
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> On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 9:56 AM, Wisdom Donkor <wisdom.dk at gmail.com>
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> +1
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> On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:56 PM, Laura Hutchison <
> Laura.Hutchison at nominet.uk> wrote:
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> Hi all,
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> I’d welcome MAG members thoughts on this and other ideas for making the
> IGF as accessible as possible for newcomers.
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> Kind regards
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> Laura
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