About Internet Society 30 October 2015

Call For Nominations For our Board of Trustees

By Narelle ClarkFormer Deputy CEO, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network
Former President, Internet Society Australian Chapter
Former Member, Internet Society Board of Trustees

When I joined the Internet Society Board of Trustees in 2010, it was clear that the Internet was facing growing challenges and that the Internet Society had an important role to play. The Internet can, and does, bring tremendous opportunity to people around the world and ISOC is playing a bigger and bigger role in ensuring we have the right policy settings, the right technology framework, and the tools on the ground for people to be confident in building their destiny. I have personally found it tremendously satisfying, whilst also challenging, to serve on the Board and to support the work of ISOC to keep the Internet open and of benefit to all people around the world.

Over the years, I’ve seen ISOC continue to strengthen its voice and its impact. With our global community now more than 70,000 strong, ISOC is an internationally respected expert on all Internet technology, development, and policy issues.

The ISOC Nominations Committee is now accepting nominations of qualified individuals to serve on the ISOC Board. These people will help guide the future of the organization.  We are seeking nominations for three (3) positions on our international Board of Trustees. These people will be a crucial part of taking us into the future. Please take a look at the call for nominations and feel free to put forward the people you see as having the skills and attributes we need.

Nominations are open now closed as of 15:00 UTC on December 21, 2015.

Candidate Profile

We’re looking for a diverse range of dynamic leaders such as engineers, teachers, journalists, humanitarians, researchers, managers, policy analysts, and beyond to serve the organization in fulfilling its mission.

While it’s important to have a sound understanding of how the Internet works, it’s also important for candidates to share our vision of an Internet for everyone, bringing positive change to people and places around the world and have the governance and organizational skills a board requires.

Our community is unique. Rooted in the origins of the Internet, we’re passionate about preserving its foundations, and developing its full and boundless potential. For everyone.

If you care deeply about the future of the open Internet, please consider applying for one of the open seats on the ISOC Board of Trustees.

For more details, visit Call for Nominations for the Internet Society Board of Trustees 2016

Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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