[bestbits] Fwd: [IGFmaglist] IGF 2018 Program Shaping Proposal

Jeremy Malcolm Jeremy at Malcolm.id.au
Fri Apr 20 15:34:21 EDT 2018

Hello all,

I am sharing a DRAFT Call for Workshops that is under consideration by
the IGF MAG, that we are circulating for broader review because it
contains some differences from previous years, with the objective of
making the meeting more cohesive and focused.

This doesn't include major new session formats (I'm no longer pushing
for that this year; there simply isn't enough time), but does include
some procedural changes and a requirement that proposals indicate what
policy question they will be addressing. In my view, this is a positive
incremental step towards the improvement of the IGF, that should be

If you have feedback on the draft, please share it with me and I will
collect it and share with the MAG.

PS. Since I know I'll get questions about this, no, there still hasn't
been a decision made about the venue of the 2018 IGF meeting, though it
has been narrowed down to two possibilities.

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Subject: 	[IGFmaglist] IGF 2018 Program Shaping Proposal
Date: 	Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:23:11 -0400
From: 	Lynn St.Amour <Lynn at Internet-Matters.org>
To: 	MAG-public <Igfmaglist at intgovforum.org>

Dear MAG members,

following the clear requests for a more cohesive and focused IGF Annual meeting, the Ad-hoc group and the IGF secretariat have been working to advance our program shaping effort for IGF 2018.

Given the need to have the Call for Workshops launched in just over 1 week (April 30th, 2018) it was necessary that we draft a fuller process proposal for review by the entire MAG.   It is imperative that the Call for Workshops reflect the MAG’s intentions with respect to shaping the program as there should be no surprises to the community during the MAG’s Workshop evaluation process.

Please share with your communities in order for us to have a broad review.  In particular we need to work with the Intercessional activities and the NRIs to get their thoughts and ensure support for any ultimate changes.   

This proposal is slated for review and approval on the MAG Meeting scheduled for April 25th, 2018.

Best regards,


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