Internet Society Open Board Forum

The Open Board Forum is a virtual meeting between the ISOC community and the ISOC Trustees which serves as an open platform to facilitate exchange of ideas, provide feedback and suggestions or ask any specific questions relating to the current and future direction of the organisation.

Since 2016, there have been four Open Board Forum meetings that took place alongside the busy Board meeting schedule, each time at a weekend and always in different time zones. In a bid to make this more convenient for you, the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society is moving the next one to a weekday.

This Open Board Forum took place virtually on June 20, 2018 at 14:00 UTC. You can watch the recording:

Or watch on YouTube’s site.

Moderator: Desiree Miloshevic, ISOC Board Trustee

Remote moderator: James Wood, ISOC Chief Communications Officer

  1. Welcome & Introductions (All Trustees) (4 min)
  2. Brief update from the Board on activities in the last 12 months (6 min)
    – CEO Search Update – Chairman, Gonzalo Camarillo
    – ISOC PIR Update “Roles and Responsibilities Document” – Hans Peter Dittler
    – IASA 2.0 update – Sean Turner/ John Levine/ Richard Barnes
  1. Feedback from the Open Board Forum Survey – Desiree, Walid, Olga, Hiroshi, Glenn (8min)
    – Slides: Open Board Forum Survey Results
  2. The challenges facing the Internet are enormous. What strategic vision or feedback would you like to bring to Board’s attention? (15 min)
  3. What other long-term programmatic activities, if any, should ISOC consider in order to better support its mission? (10 min)
  4. As community leaders, what are some of the things your group is doing to make a positive difference to make ISOC more relevant and current? What would be the best way to benefit from the network of Chapters? (15 min)
  5. Adjourn (2 min)

If you are not able to participate in the session and would like to send your answers to the questions above, please email your answers to [email protected]

Note: The meeting uses software from Zoom. When you follow the link to join live, you will be prompted to install the necessary software if you do not already have it installed.

Date and Time

14:00 – 15:00 UTC

Wednesday 20 June 2018


Online meeting