SO/AC Led High-Interest Topic
This session is a joint community activity designed to explore hot topics broadly impacting ICANN's multi-stakeholder community and to encourage broader collaboration on issues between ICANN's Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations. During this moderated session, SO-AC Leaders will share their perspectives on high interest topics they have selected specially for this session. This session is designed to be a public event in the main meeting room.
Who Should Attend: All interested members of the community (Stakeholders, Staff and Board) will benefit from the discussions during this meeting.
This panel session will build on work started at ICANN 51. In Los Angeles SO/AC leaders met collectively as a group with senior ICANN staff and began a shared and focused effort to generate new ideas, establish clear goals, and suggest work plans to help them substantively and comprehensively address some of the current workload challenges facing members of the ICANN community.
The community leaders identified several areas where additional processes, resources, or capabilities could improve the working effectiveness of staff and community participants. They agreed to establish work initiatives to begin generating ideas through best-practice sharing across the various Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees that could drive improvements in three main areas:
- Establishing a stakeholder-led mechanism for prioritizing ICANN's overall policy issues and related work areas,
- Developing comprehensive information management improvements to make information about ICANN's current and past work more accessible and available to all existing and future ICANN participants, and
- Identifying ways to improve the community's capabilities to identify and attract new and productive community participants while retaining and supporting existing participants who dedicate their time and efforts to ICANN's work.
This panel session will explore each of the three areas and also invite audience contributions to the discussion. As always, remote participation services will be available. We encourage participation on Twitter through the hashtag, #askSOAC, which will be closely monitored for feedback during and after the session. Above all else, we hope the session will promote broader discussion of practical problem-solving improvements that will help identify solutions for more effectively managing, delivering and supporting contributions to ICANN's core work.