[seedig] Start of SEEDIG 6 cycle: Overview of the planning process

Desara Dushi desaradushi at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 21:46:18 CEST 2019

Dear Sorina and dear SEEDIG community,

As a member of the SEEDIG5 Programme Committee (PC), I would like to make
some suggestions for the new SEEDIG cycle as it regards the timeline of the
work of the PC.

In my opinion, last year the PC started working very late, not because of
lack of responsibility from the team (we had an excellent team), but
because the timing was scheduled in that way. And this caused problems
especially when it came to inviting speakers for the panels. We got many
rejections, not because those people were not interested to come, but
because they already had other plans in their agendas for those days.
So I would suggest that this year we open the call for PC asap, and that
the PC starts working as soon as the topics of the sections have been

And the most important thing, I highly suggest that this time the PC starts
contacting potential speakers from the start, and not wait until we have a
final draft of the section titles and of the section descriptions. I think
it is not necessary to have a clear section title and description in order
to invite speakers. And I think that having the speakers confirmed early
enough, makes the work of the PC much easier, as they do not have to worry
to find other speakers last minute.

All the best,
Dr. Desara Dushi
Assistant Professor at AUM
SEEDIG5 Programme Committee
ICANN at NextGen Selection Committee
PhD in Law, Science and Technology

On Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 12:58 PM Sorina Teleanu <sorina.teleanu at seedig.net>

> Dear SEEDIG community,
> As per tradition, 1 October marks the start of a new SEEDIG cycle. So
> today we officially launch the planning process for our sixth annual
> meeting (SEEDIG 6), with the call for issues
> <https://seedig.net/seedig6/#cfi>.
> As usual, this is a joint SEEDIG–EuroDIG call for issues, so you can
> suggest topics for discussion at SEEDIG, EuroDIG or both. A separate email
> will be sent today with more details about the call, inviting you to
> contribute and help us spread the word.
> The call for issues is only the first step in the planning process for
> SEEDIG 6. Other steps and an indicative timeline for the overall process
> are described on a dedicated webpage <https://seedig.net/seedig6/>.
> Please note that the described process has been put together based on
> lessons learnt during the SEEDIG 5 cycle. For example, it keeps the
> Programme Committee approach for building the SEEDIG 6 programme, but it
> suggests that the committee is formed earlier in the process. The timeline
> is indicative at this stage and can be further amended, based on your
> input.
> And one more important thing: The host for SEEDIG 6 has not yet been
> decided, but discussions are ongoing with several potential hosts. More
> details on this will be shared with you soon.
> Thank you!
> Best,
> Sorina
> ------------------------------
> *Sorina Teleanu*
> Chair | SEEDIG Executive Committee
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