Minutes of the Meetings of the Executive Committee of the Internet Society

21 November 2000
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Author(s):Geoff Huston
Date: 2000.11.21
Committee:Executive Committee of BoT
Document: 00-009
Revision:
Supersedes:
Status: Rev 1
Maintainer: G. Huston
Access: Unconfirmed

Meeting was called to order by ISOC Chair, Brian Carpenter, at 8:00am ET USA, on the 20th November 2000.

Participants:
Brian Carpenter
Rosa Delgardo
Geoff Huston
Kees Neggers
Don Heath
Lynn St Amour
Bob Vaughan
Vint Cerf (Call Coordinator)
Mike Conn (Treasurer)

1. ISOC 2001 Budget
The Executive Committee reviewed a draft of the ISOC 2001 budget. The draft budget proposed a tight control over expenditure items and a conservative estimate of organizational membership revenue with the outcome of a modest surplus as a projected budget outcome. The budget was prepared using a delineation of apportionment of revenue and expenses into the four major ISOC activitiy areas (Standards, Membership, Education and Public Policy).

INET conference futures and their program and budget implications were proposed to be placed on the Board’s agenda for the December meeting.

The Executive Committee reviewed the management of the Platinum program funds, and determined not to use the mechanism of a restricted fund account and instead will use end of year reporting to inform platinum program supporters how the program funds were used to support the nominated activity.

The Executive Committee endorsed passing this budget to the Board for consideration at the December meeting.

2. December 2000 Board Meeting
The committee reviewed the agenda for the December 2000 Board meeting.

The committee noted that the meeting should consider the role of the Advisory Council as a policy forum and review progress relating to the ISOC Directions document.

3. INET’2001
The Executive Committee reviewed preparatory activity for INET’2001. It was noted the current conference budget forecasts a $0.9M sponsorship income and $0.6M in registration income.

4. UNESCO NGO
It was noted that a liaison position should be appointed by ISOC to oversee the NGO relationship with UNESCO. The Executive Committee considered this to be a delegated role similar to Vice-President appointments, and passed this to the President.

5. ISSG Elections
The committee was informed that the ISTF had completed the election of a steering group, the ISSG. The ISSG has requested that the Board of Trustees appoint a chair of the ISTF. Vint Cerf will prepare a motion to the Board with a nominated candidate.