The 2020-21 IETF Nominating Committee (NomCom) is seeking nominations
from now until October 6, 2020. The open positions being considered by this
year's NomCom can be found at the end of this email and also on this year's
Nominations may be made by selecting the Nominate link at the top of the
NomCom 2020 home page, or by visiting the following URL:
Note: Nominations made using the web tool require an ietf.org datatracker
account. You can create a datatracker ietf.org account if you don't have one
already by visiting the following URL:
If you are unable to use the web form, nominations may instead be made by email
to nomcom-20 at ietf dot org. If using email, please include the word "Nominate"
in the Subject and indicate in the email who is being nominated, their email
address (to confirm acceptance of the nomination), and the position for which you
are making the nomination. If you are nominating someone other than yourself,
please tell us if we may tell the nominee that you were the one who made the
nomination. If you wish to nominate someone via email for more than one
position, please use separate emails to do so.
Self-nomination is welcome!
Willing nominees will be asked to fill out a questionnaire specific to the position
for which they are nominated. The questionnaires will be available no later than
September 1, 2020 and have a submission deadline of October 13, 2019. Most are
NomCom 2020-21 will follow the policy for "Open Disclosure of Willing
Nominees" described in BCP 10/RFC 8713: "The list of
nominees willing to be considered for positions under review in the current
NomCom cycle is not confidential". Willing nominees for each position will be
listed in a publicly accessible way, e.g., anyone with a datatracker account may
access the lists. Additionally, the nomination form asks if we may share your own
name with the nominee. In all other ways, the confidentiality requirements of BCP
10 remain in effect. All feedback and all NomCom deliberations will remain
confidential and will not be disclosed.
There is a field on the form you can mark in order to allow the NomCom to tell
the nominee that you were the one who made the nomination. This defaults to
“no” - so if you don't mark the field we won’t tell.
In order to ensure time to collect sufficient community feedback about each of
the willing nominees, nominations must be received by the NomCom on or before
October 6, 2020.
Please submit your nominations as early as possible for the sake of your
nominees. Note that nominations should not wait for management permission, as
it is easier to decline the nomination than put one in late.
The NomCom appoints individuals to fill open slots on the IAB, IESG, the IETF
Trust and the LLC Board. The list of people and posts whose terms end with the
March 2021 IETF meeting, and thus the positions for which this NomCom is
- Maja Andjelkovic
- Joel Halpern
- Jari Arkko
- Jeff Tantsura
- Mark Nottingham *
- Stephen Farrell
- Wes Hardaker
- Zhenbin Li
- Alissa Cooper, IETF Chair/GEN AD *
- Alvaro Retana, RTG AD
- Deborah Brungard, RTG AD
- Magnus Westerlund, TSV AD
- Roman Danyliw, SEC AD
- Warren Kumari, OPS AD
* - have indicated that they do not intend to accept a renomination. This
information is always up to date on https://datatracker.ietf.org/nomcom/2020/
Please be resourceful in identifying possible candidates for these positions, as
developing our talent is a very crucial requirement for the IETF, and also, please
consider accepting a nomination. You'll find extensive information about specific
positions, in individual tabs at:
In addition to nominations, the NomCom seeks community input on the positions
themselves. We need and welcome the community's views and input on the jobs
within each organization. If you have ideas on the positions’ responsibilities
(more, less, different), please let us know.
Please send suggestions and feedback about this to nomcom-20 at ietf dot org.
Thank you for your help in identifying qualified nominees!
IETF NomCom Chair 2020-2021
nomcom-chair-2020 at ietf dot org