[governance] IGF open consultation and MAG meeting this week! Attend online -- register now
mesumbeslin at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 17:42:39 EST 2017
Thank you Ginger.
This answers my questions around online participation especially since it
wasn't clear when registering for the event a week ago.
On 1 March 2017 at 03:07, Ginger Paque <gpaque at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm hoping to see many of you at the OC/MAG meetings starting tomorrow...
> Great news! Registration for online participation is now available (and
> required) for the upcoming OC/MAG meeting, as a full meeting participant
> (online). Users who have already registered as on-site participants must
> re-register as online participants to access the online system. *I think
> it will be helpful to spread this information widely, so online
> participants are aware of the process.
> The process uses a quick registration for users logged in to the IGF site.
> This one-click registration takes basic data, such as name, Stakeholder
> Group, Nationality and Organization, got from the registrant's user profile
> on the IGF website. Then, the system "invites" the registered user to
> access the room with their registered name (so as to be recognised, in
> order to take the floor). The system does require registration on the IGF
> website as a user, a one-time process to include your full information.
> This system allows the site include the online participant in the
> participants' list, ordered and classified, similarly as onsite
> participants. Very importantly, it also allows inclusion of remote
> participants in meeting statistics, including aspects such as online
> participants stakeholder groups, etc. and for follow-up in panels and
> discussion groups.
> *Part of me balks at the requirement to register*, but it follows UN
> requirements (and common sense), and allows identification of those making
> comments (same as in the room). Equal footing has its trade-offs. I had to
> remind myself that less formal events also require registration using
> Eventbrite or similar platforms.
> *A heads-up: It looks like a webcast will not be available for this
> meeting*, due to technical and room resources/scheduling/setup. This
> means the webcast will only be available through WebEx. The tech team is
> currently trying to ensure that the webcast, audio, and live captioning
> will all be embedded in the WebEx platform. The recording will be available
> after the meeting, as usual, and every effort is being made to ensure that
> future meetings include a live webcast.
> Online registration will not close before the meeting.
> It's an added step, and added control, but it is important in order to
> allow online participants to speak up and be recognized -- meaning they/we
> must be identifiable, same as onsite participants. . This is a reasonable
> requirement for a UN level meeting, and will take another step to
> institutionalising and legitimising online participation.
> Much appreciation to the IGF Secretariat, and to Luis Bobo, for their work
> to include full online participation.
> Now it's up to all of us to work on workshop design and strategy to make
> full use of online participation for inclusion.
> I hope to see you online tomorrow,
> Best wishes,
> Virginia Paque
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