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2013 Preliminary Call for Workshops Proposals
The Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) in its meeting on 1 March 2013 agreed to modify the procedure for the selection of workshops.They advised that a preliminary call for workshop proposals be issued. Workshop proponents should include a concise description of the thematic area of interest and other pertinent information in their submissions. The proposals could focus on the priority themes identified by the open consultations/MAG meetings or could also introduce other themes. (These can be found in the annex of the MAG summary report:.)The MAG recommended that a two track process be followed:
- For organizers of workshops in 2011 or 2012 IGF meeting the submission of a preliminary proposal by 22 March 2013 is mandatory. After this deadline the MAG will go through and assess the preliminary proposals. The MAG through the Secretariat will then invite selected workshop proponents to submit full and complete workshop proposals by 30 April 2013 based on these preliminary proposals. Workshop proponents with similar proposals may be asked to work together to develop a single fully-fledged proposal. Workshop proponents cannot significantly change the topic of an approved proposal.
- In order to encourage workshop organizers, first time proposers are encouraged to but do not need to submit preliminary workshop proposals. They do however have to submit a full and complete workshop proposal by 30 April 2013. The Secretariat stands ready to assist new comers in any way.As a result of the above MAG recommendations the IGF Secretariat is issuing a preliminary call for workshop proposals to which the deadline will be 22 March 2013.An online form will be available on 15 March 2013 on the IGF website for submissions.The template will be as follows:1. Workshop working title:2. Concise description of broader thematic area of interest:3. Concise description of specific issues to be addressed:4. Indication of workshop format:a. Panel*b. Roundtablec. Free discussion (with one or two moderators)d. Other (please describe)5. Name of contact person:**6. Institution:7. Contact email:--------------------------------------------------------------------* Names of speakers are not required at this stage.* *New workshop organizers are encouraged.