[governance] Re: Final registration list

Jeremy Malcolm jeremy at ciroap.org
Thu Oct 25 21:32:13 EDT 2012

Since being cross-posted to the governance list, this thread has lost a bit of context.  So just to backtrack, Ginger was not talking about registration for the IGF, which I have nothing to do with.  Actually as you may know, I've been probably the longest campaigner for improvement in support for online participation in the IGF,[0] including the ability for remote participants to register online.[1]  So no argument there.

She was talking about Best Bits, the civil society meeting planned for 3-4 November, for which I've been the lead organiser.  In that case, remote participation was treated as integral from the start, and remote participants were invited at the outset to register themselves at the same time and in the same manner as everyone else.[2]

However since then, we have moved to a different website and we required everyone who was attending in person to re-register, for  purposes of arranging logistics on the ground.[3]  Meanwhile I haven't yet provided a new mechanism for remote participants to register (or re-register), but am working on that this weekend.  All the other facilities for remote participants are, however, already in place and have been for some time.[4]

Hope that clarifies.

[0] http://intgovforum.org/forum/index.php?topic=1.0 dating way back to 2006
[1] See half-way down page 2 of http://igf.wgig.org/Contributions-Sept_2008/OCDC_Jeremy-Malcolm.pdf
[2] See under "Participants" at http://igcaucus.org:9001/p/BestBits, and also http://bit.ly/SqnzeS
[3] http://bestbits.igf-online.net
[4] http://bestbits.igf-online.net/streaming/

On 26/10/2012, at 1:08 AM, Narine Khachatryan <ms.narine.khachatryan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I absolutely agree with what Ginger says. 
> Why remote participants are not suggested to register???
> 1. The IGF is being organized in a place, where many people are not able to travel. (!) 
> In particular, those who live in Armenia, have Armenian origin, some citizens of other countries (if necessary I will explain who in another email), and all those who value highly their privacy  -  they all cannot visit Azerbaijan. 
> I repeat, why remote participants are not counted on this event?
> Again, I fully support Ginger's suggestion to enlarge the frames of the event including remote participants.
> Regards, Narine    
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 5:11 PM, Ginger Paque <gpaque at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Jeremy and al,
> I see you have removed my name from the registration list, as I will not be present in Baku. I also note that remote participants are not suggested to register.
> If this list is to assist networking and exchange of ideas and knowledge, I think that those of us who are remote would appreciate being included in the list, so our 'invisible' presence and interest are perceived. 
> While the list's first purpose surely was for planning meeting room purposes, now that it is being circulated for networking exchange, it becomes even more valuable to remote participants.  This is an important acknowledgement of our presence. 
> I urge you to encourage remote participants to register, and to be treated as full participants, not just observers of this important meeting, as much as is possible. Remote participation is one of the 'Best Bits' of the IGF, and I know you support it fully. One of the points the IGF Remote Participation Working Group prioritizes is the registration of remote participants as equal members of a meeting.
> I will re-register, knowing my name will stay on the list :)
> With much appreciation for your energy and organization, and everyone's input,
> Ginger
> Ginger (Virginia) Paque
> VirginiaP at diplomacy.edu
> Diplo Foundation
> Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme
> www.diplomacy.edu/ig
> On 25 October 2012 06:53, William Drake <william.drake at uzh.ch> wrote:
> Hi Jeremy
> Good to see this is moving along.  Is there any chance we could attach a bit more info to the names for the benefit of those who don't know each other?  Even just links to home pages would help...
> Bill
> On Oct 25, 2012, at 4:33 AM, Jeremy Malcolm wrote:
>> A couple of people have requested the final list of registered participants, so here it is. If you are not shown here and plan to be at Best Bits in person, please let me know and register now at http://bestbits.igf-online.net/.  Thanks!
>> Andrew Puddephatt
>> Anja Kovacs
>> Anriette Esterhuysen
>> Antonio Medina Gomez
>> Arthit Suriyawongkul
>> Avri Doria
>> Brett Solomon
>> Claudio Ruiz
>> Deborah Brown
>> Dixie Hawtin
>> Elonnai Hickok
>> Emma Llanso
>> Gene Kimmelman
>> Iarla Flynn
>> Imran Ahmed Shah
>> Jeremy Malcolm
>> Jochai Ben-Avie
>> Joonas Mikael Mäkinen
>> Joy Liddicoat
>> Katitza Rodriguez
>> Kevin Bankston
>> Matthew Shears
>> Michael Gurstein
>> Norbert Bollow
>> Parminder Jeet Singh
>> Pranesh Prakash
>> Premila Kumar
>> Raquel Gatto
>> Rashmi Rangnath
>> Shita Laksmi
>> Tapani Tarvainen
>> Theresa Züger
>> Valeria Betancourt
>> William Drake
>> -- 
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>> Internet and Open Source lawyer, consumer advocate, geek 
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