2017 NARALO General Assembly

Glenn McKnight 

The  NARALO GA  was a celebration of 26 NARALO At Large Structures who came together during a  colocated event at ARIN 39.  The Face to Face meeting aimed to energize the community to become more active in outreach and engagement, ICANN policy comments and involvement with Work-stream 2 working groups.  

The collective efforts of staff, volunteers and ALS members are committed to seeing NARALO become more active through the creation of a proactive strategic plan, NARALO CROPP FY 18 plan, Webinars and Onboarding sessions on working groups and policy issues. 

Thank you all for being there!

The NARALO Family

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We have a survey and need your input!

The NASIG coordination group (2018nasig@gmail.com) is developing the first North American School of Internet Governance (NASIG) and has prepared this survey to help identify and prioritize Internet governance (IG) topics most relevant to the region. This survey will be available until midnight on May 14, 2017 .
Next Cent ury Cities Hosts Digital Southwest- A Regional Broadband Summit in Mesa, AZ

Matthew Rantanen, Director of Technology, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association, and board member of Native Public Media, Guest Speaker at Next Century Cities' Digital Southwest Conference, in Mesa, AZ.

Matthew was invited as a subject matter expert on wireless broadband networking in the native community, to join the panel on the main stage for Digital Southwest; Broadband Infrastructure Needs. Matthew often speaks at conferences, promoting and supporting the technical needs of the tribal communities of the USA.

April's highlights for SFBay Area ISOC Chapter began with the ARIN 39 Conference & the NARALO GA meeting in New Orleans. The Chapter was represented by Susannah Gray, President & Chair (ARIN39 Fellow) and Leah Symekher, Advisor/Consultant to the Board.

The Chapter, held its first event of the year on April 10th which introduced new Board members and the Chairs of two of the three newly created Chapter Working Groups ( http://www.sfbayisoc.org/working-groups/) .

The Chairs gave an overview of their goals for their respective WGs and there was a lively Q&A session.   The event was well attended by the community and there was much interest in the chapter's work and ongoing projects.  Please see the event report here ( http://www.sfbayisoc.org/2017/04/26/wgs-open-closed-doors/). Live streams of the event can be found here ( http://www.sfbayisoc.org/2017/04/20/chapter-event-meet-the-board-and-working-group-chairs/

Our 2017 project, "Bridging California's Rural/Urban Digital Divide with Mobile Broadband" is progressing well with Phase one of the project completed. Visit our website for the current update  http://www.sfbayisoc.org/projects-overview/current-and-future-projects/rural-broadband-project/

The Chapter is also participating in Sudomesh, represented by Eve Edelson, Board member.  Volunteers are working on a mesh network for Oakland, California ( peoplesopen.net).  A recent event was an introductory workshop for the community on router configuration.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

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 " Strategies to identify fake news"
Roundtable event: ISOC - Puerto Rico
Audience will learn about techniques to detect 'fake news'.  Searching for news through using various Internet tools has become a great concern to end-user. Internet Literacy and effective use of Internet and Broadband will be explored. 11 May 2017. 

This is the first of a series of very informal events created to learn and discuss Internet issues between matter experts and our membership. No streaming will be available.

The North American School of Internet Governance (NASIG) aims to maximize the opportunity for an open and inclusive in-depth capacity building capacity building on IG related issues to a group of 40 individuals. The event, to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on March 7 - 9, 2018, prior to the ICANN 61 Meeting, will be focusing on the development and application of the shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures and organizations that shape the evolution and use of the Internet.
NASIG is the first school of its kind in the region, with the view of being periodically held at other North American destinations. 

Available E-Books in ICANN

Available playlist and pictures of various event 
covered by our chair 
Glenn McKnight 



Belize IXP Net NeutralityNigel Cassmire (CTU)Jackie Morris( Trinidad)Security and Privacy ABC of Internet Governance  12th Annual CIGF-Belize  ,  Pew Internet ResearchI GF USA 2016ICANN Fellows 2016I CANN DNS and Women 2016Global Forum Cyber Expertise -AdvisoryGFCE 2016M Enabling SummitWSIS 2016Dynamic Spectrum Forum 2016- Bogata, ColumbiaSouthern School of Internet Governance- Washington ICANN MoroccoALAC @ICANNICANN Dublin Internet Society Canada Symposium I GF USA 2015ICANN Fellowship ArgentinaICANN ArgentinaICANN SingaporeNARALO ICANN Los Angeles  ,  ALAC ATLAS 2-LondonARIN-ChicagoICANN SingaporeICANN BaICANN DurbanNPOC BeijingICANN BeijingICANN TorontoNCUC 2012ISOC PragueICANN MexicoGlobal Humanitarian Technology Conference 2016, ICANN Hyderabad, ICANN 58 - Copenhagen  2017, NARALO General Assembly
Quick updates and links to useful Information
NARALO 2017 GA  Documents  

2017-2018  NARALO  election  page
In advance for the annual call for nominees we have posted teh ELECTIONS  2017 page, nominations start in April 

One  outstanding page is available 

ALS Discretionary Funding for  local Outreach 
A formal process has been created for  ALS funding. We have a maximum of $2,000 per RALO for local events.  If you have an event contact staff for the request form which is presented to the GSE for approval

Rules of Procedures  Update process
John More and a working committee is working on harmonizing the ROP with the other   RALO:s and streamline the language

Monthly Secretariat Report

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