[IGFmaglist] Call for input: Introductory & Conclusory sessions

June Parris parrisjune51 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 05:52:22 EDT 2019


Hello,

Please consider my input for Safety and security sessions.

Regards

June Parris

On Wed, 21 Aug 2019 at 03:38, Sylvia Cadena <sylvia at apnic.net> wrote:

> I will be happy to help with the coordination of these introductory and
> closing sessions for the security track, following a final version of the
> guidelines to be adopted by the MAG.
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>
>
> Hopefully one other MAG member that worked on the narrative will raise
> their hands to do this with me? Team work is better ☺
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>
> Regards,
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>
>
> Sylvia
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> *From: *"Ben Wallis (CELA)" <bewallis at microsoft.com>
> *Date: *Thursday, 15 August 2019 at 4:33 am
> *To: *"Ben Wallis (CELA)" <bewallis at microsoft.com>, MAG-public <
> Igfmaglist at intgovforum.org>
> *Subject: *Re: [IGFmaglist] Call for input: Introductory & Conclusory
> sessions
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>
> Apologies, one more thought on this.
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>
>
> In terms of organizing and volunteering to help with the various
> Introductory and Closing sessions, I think all MAG members should be open
> to contribute to any of the three themes’ Introductory and Closing sessions.
>
>
>
> MAG members were allocated a particular theme to help make the workshop
> evaluation work, but I don’t think that means MAG members should now be
> excluded from involvement in other themes. Someone who evaluated workshop
> proposals for theme A might have a particular interest in theme B or C, and
> should be able to choose where to help out.
>
>
>
> Logistically, that might mean moving away from the three mailing lists set
> up for the WS evaluation. Or it could mean providing MAG members the
> opportunity (before work starts on the Intro/Closing sessions) to sign up
> to one or both of the WS evaluation mailing lists that they weren’t part of.
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>
> Ben
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> *From:* Ben Wallis (CELA) <bewallis at microsoft.com>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:23 AM
> *To:* Igfmaglist at intgovforum.org
> *Subject:* Re: [IGFmaglist] Call for input: Introductory & Conclusory
> sessions
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>
>
> Susan
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>
>
> First, apologies for missing your deadline. And second, I really
> appreciate your efforts to design these introductory and closing sessions.
> I think it all serves as a good basis for us to start work organizing the
> sessions.
>
>
>
> Here are a few comments:
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>
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> - Volunteering
>
> As the MAG member who coordinated the workshop evaluation for the Data
> Governance theme, I am in principle ready to take on the role of leading
> the Introductory and Closing sessions, and of coordinating preparation of
> the sessions (e.g. finding a speaker). However, I would also be happy for
> others to volunteer and take on the role(s) instead of me or share them
> with me.
>
> I say “in principle” because I am also responsible for a Main Session and
> a BPF session, so will wait to see the final IGF 2019 Schedule to check if
> those two sessions would clash with the Data Governance Introductory and /
> or Closing sessions and prevent me from doing the latter.
>
>
>
> - Organization timeline
>
> The timeline for organizing the Introductory session presumably needs
> updating from what is in the Googledoc, given that we are already several
> weeks behind dates that were presumably added to the document last month. I
> just want to signal that I am away the last week of August and might not be
> able to lead organization of some of the tasks until early September.
>
>
>
> - Consistent reporting
>
> I like the idea to organize the final reporting of the Closing sessions
> into four areas of economic, social/cultural, technical and governance – I
> think this helps to provide a consistent way to organize reporting across
> the three themes.
>
>
>
> - Timing of reporting
>
> I wonder about reporting requirements and deadlines for the Introductory
> and Closing sessions. Particularly, could we have longer than 24 hours to
> do any reporting following the Closing sessions?
>
> *“Organisers of IGF workshops and other sessions will be requested to
> provide a short report with the main take-aways of their sessions,
> immediately following the conclusion of their session”. *I think the
> deadline last year was within 24 hours of the session.
>
> Should these Introductory and Closing sessions also be expected to produce
> short reports within 24 hours? I guess my main concern here was that the
> summary of the Closing sessions might be a bit more complicated given the
> need to incorporate so many summaries from other sessions and work out how
> to allocate them, to the economic, social/cultural, technical and
> governance categories.
>
>
>
> - Sub-themes and sub-groups
>
> Re Titti’s comment below and the plan to break out into sub-thematic
> discussion groups during the Introductory sessions – I guess when I read
> that, I assumed that the break-out groups would self-identify a
> rapporteur/note-taker/discussion group lead at the start of their
> discussion, with each discussion group lead then responsible for reporting
> back when the meeting goes back to a single discussion. That would be a
> more informal, dynamic way of organizing things. However, it might be more
> efficient to identify the sub-theme discussion group leads in advance.
> Maybe these could be MAG members.
>
>
>
> Ben
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>
>
> *From:* CASSA Concettina <cassa at agid.gov.it>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1:00 AM
> *To:* Chalmers, Susan <SChalmers at ntia.gov>
> *Cc:* MAG-public <Igfmaglist at intgovforum.org>
> *Subject:* [IGFmaglist] R: Call for input: Introductory & Conclusory
> sessions
>
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>
> Dear Susan,
>
> Thanks for the great job you are doing!
>
> I think both introductory and conclusive sessions are very well organized.
>
> I have few thoughts to share.
>
> 1)      About the MAG member explaining the narrative session and the MAG
> member who leads/ moderate the session. Probably it could be easier to
> check the availability of the MAG members who previously coordinate the
> narrative themes workgroups and see if they can lead the
> introductory/conclusory sessions.
>
> 2)      About the sub-themes, in case  it will be difficult to find
> expert speakers I suggest to have a “facilitator subgroup” collecting input
> and reporting the main points discussed by the subgroup.
>
> 3)      After the MAG identifies the subthemes it could be useful to
> cluster the workshops, DC, BPFs etc. considering the list of identified
> subthemes. In somehow this work has already been done during the workshops
> evaluation
>
>
>
> Best,
>
> Titti
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> *Da:* Chalmers, Susan <SChalmers at ntia.gov>
> *Inviato:* mercoledì 7 agosto 2019 17:01
> *A:* MAG-public <Igfmaglist at intgovforum.org>
> *Oggetto:* [IGFmaglist] Call for input: Introductory & Conclusory sessions
> *Priorità:* Alta
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> Dear colleagues,
>
>
>
> Following upon last week’s MAG call, and as requested by the chair, please
> review the proposed plan for Introductory and Conclusory sessions, below, *by
> Friday, close of business*.
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> If memory serves, Mary U was concerned that the program was too long
> (Mary, perhaps you’d like to iterate your comments here?).  There were also
> comments around how to pick the best “featured speakers” for each session.
>
>
>
> Your thoughts and comments are warmly welcomed, and we’ll be looking for
> volunteers as well. While I cannot participate in any of the Introductory
> sessions myself, I remain on hand to help organize in the lead up to the
> IGF event.
>
>
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Susan
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>
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> Susan Elizabeth Chalmers
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