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2006 Board Election

Call for Nominations

This is a call for nominations for election to the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society (ISOC). The Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the Internet Society, as outlined in the ISOC by-laws which can be found at:

In 2006, two Trustees will be elected by the ISOC Organizational Members and one by the ISOC Chapters.

In addition, one Trustee will be selected by the Internet Architecture Board.

The new ISOC Trustees will be seated at the ISOC Board meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, July 1, 2006 and will serve three year terms, ending when new ISOC Board members are seated in 2009.

The procedures for the selection of Trustees of the Internet Society can be found at:

A profile of the current Board of Trustees can be found at:

The following Trustees' current terms will end in August 2006:

Rosa Delgado (Elected by Chapters)
Steve Crocker (Elected by Organizational Members)
Pindar Wong (Elected by Organizational Members)
Margaret Wasserman (Selected by IAB)

The ISOC Nominations Committee expects to choose at least four well-qualified candidates for the Organizational Member elections and at least two well-qualified candidates for the Chapter elections.

Candidates for ISOC Trustee should have demonstrable involvement in the Internet, particularly in the areas of standards, public policy or education. Ideally, candidates should have understanding of technology, policy, business and economics.

The following qualifications are also highly desirable:

- Organizational leadership experience, including Board experience
- General business skills
- Ability to raise funds for not-for-profit organizations
- Non-for-profit experience
- The ability to identify relevant ISOC projects and obtain funds or other resources to accomplish them
- Vision for the role of the Internet Society

ISOC is interested in broadly-based representation on the Board of Trustees and seeks to identify candidates from industry, education, non-profit or government. The selection criteria will include regional location, current activities, relevant experience and professional background.

Nominations should be sent to the Nominations Committee using the web form at:, or by sending e-mail to Please use the following subject line for e-mail messages containing nominations:

ISOC Board Nomination: name of nominee

Anyone may submit a name to the Nominations Committee. Nominations should be submitted no later than January 10, 2006 in order to ensure due consideration of the nomination by the committee. Self-nominations, agreed nominations and suggestions are all welcome.

Each nomination should be submitted separately, and should include:

- the name of the nominated individual
- contact information for the nominee (including, at minimum, an e-mail address and country of residence)
- a brief explanation of why you believe that the nominee should be considered for an ISOC Board position.

Please indicate whether you consider the nominee a candidate to be elected by the Organizational Members, the Chapters or both. Although Trustees are selected by different constituencies, all Trustees serve the Internet Society; they do not serve as delegates from the constituency which elected or selected them.

Nominees will be contacted by the Nominations Committee and asked to provide further information about their qualifications and about their ability and willingness to serve on the ISOC Board of Trustees.

The list of nominated candidates will be announced on February 7, 2006. At that time, a petition period will begin and additional candidates for election to the Board of Trustees may be nominated by the Organizational Members and Chapters by petition.

The Election Committee will start the balloting for Organizational Members and Chapters on or before March 23, 2006 and the final Election Day is scheduled for April 29 2006.

The 2006 Nominations Committee is composed as follows:


Desiree Miloshevic, Afilias Ltd, UK


1. Mike Nelson (IBM, US)
2. Ole Jacobsen (CISCO, US)
3. Chee Hoo Cheng - (IEEE, China)
4. Daniel Stern - (U-Connect, Uganda)
5. Jonne Soininen - (NOKIA, Finland)
6. Ian Brown (University College London, UK)
7. Wladek Majakowski - (ISOC Chapter, Poland)

The timetable of the ISOC 2006 Elections is as follows:
Call for Nominations 1-December-05
Nomination Period Closes 10-January-06
Candidates Announced, Petition Period Opens 07-February-06
Petition Period Closed 09-March-06
Ballot completed 23-March-06
Ballots Posted (e-mail) 30-March-06
Election Date 29-April-06
Certification of Election 09-May-06
Challenge Period Closes 29-May-06
Response to Challenges 18-June-06
New Trustees Seated 01-July-06


Desiree Miloshevic, Chair
ISOC 2006 Nominations Committee