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Acknowledgment of Third At-Large Summit

Resolution of the ICANN Board
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 7 Nov 2019
Resolution Number: 
2019.11.07.17 – 2019.11.07.20
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, the Third At-Large Summit (ATLAS III) was held during ICANN66 in Montreal, Canada between 4 November and 7 November 2019.

Whereas, ATLAS III built on both ATLAS II held at ICANN50 in London, United Kingdom in June 2014 as well as the first summit organized in March 2009 at ICANN34 in Mexico.

Whereas, the At-Large community continues the Summit's spirit of engagement and nurturing the abilities of future leaders of At-Large to become change agents within their Regional At-Large Organizations (RALOs) through a set of post-ATLAS III implementation activities.

Resolved (2019.11.07.17), the Board extends its congratulations on the successful Summit held during ICANN66 in Montreal.

Resolved (2019.11.07.18), the Board affirms the significance of the ATLAS III meeting and its outcomes as valuable input from the At-Large community of individual Internet users towards strengthening ICANN.

Resolved (2019.11.07.19), the Board expresses its great appreciation for the tremendous effort made by the At-Large community in delivering the Third At-Large Summit and the post-ATLAS III implementation activities.

Resolved (2019.11.07.20), the Board looks forward to following up with the ALAC on any inputs that are provided to the Board resulting from the Third At-Large Summit and post-ATLAS III implementation activities.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The Third At-Large Summit (ATLAS III), which was made possible by the Board approving funds for the event, is an assembly of future At-Large Ambassadors, focused on developing and nurturing potential thought leaders and change agents who will implement what has resulted from the At-Large Review Process, namely, more effective participation of At-Large members in the policy advice process.

A Board Resolution acknowledging the significant effort, including over 12 months of planning that went into the development and implementation of ATLAS III, will have positive community impacts. The ATLAS III Organizing Committee, ATLAS III Program Working Group, ATLAS III Leadership Development Team, ATLAS III Selection Committee, ATLAS III participants, At-Large Leadership, and other members of the At-Large community would welcome Board acknowledgement and thanks for a successful ATLAS III.

The At-Large community will begin work on a number of Post-ATLAS III implementation activities immediately following the close of the Third At-Large Summit. The Post-ATLAS III implementation will take the place of a formal Declaration such as was submitted at the two previous At-Large Summits.

There is no anticipated fiscal impact from this decision, and there will be no impact on the security, stability and resiliency of the domain name system as a result of this action.

This is an Organizational Administrative Function for which public comment is not required.