Subject: NomCom 2016-2017 Second Call for Volunteers
The IETF nomcom appoints individuals to fill the open slots on the IAOC,
the IAB, and the IESG.
Ten voting members for the nomcom are selected in a verifiably random way
from a pool of volunteers. The more volunteers, the better chance we have of
choosing a random yet representative cross section of the IETF population.
The details of the operation of the nomcom can be found in RFC 7437, and
BCP10/RFC3797 details the selection algorithm.
Volunteers must have attended 3 of the past 5 IETF meetings. As specified
in RFC 7437, that means three out of the five past meetings up to the time
this email announcement goes out to start the solicitation of volunteers.
The five meetings out of which you must have attended *three* are:
IETF = 91 (Honolulu) \
92 (Dallas) \
93 (Prague) -*** ANY THREE!
94 (Yokohama) /
95 (Buenos Aires) /
If you qualify, please volunteer. Before you decide to volunteer, please
remember that anyone appointed to this Nomcom will not be considered as a
candidate for any of the positions that the 2016 - 2017 Nomcom is
responsible for filling.
The list of people and posts whose terms end with the March 2017 IETF
meeting, and thus the positions for which this nomcom is responsible, are
Jari Arkko (GEN)
Deborah Brungard (RTG)
Ben Campbell (ART)
Spencer Dawkins (TSV)
Stephen Farrell (SEC)*
Joel Jaeggli (OPS)*
Terry Manderson (INT)
Alvaro Retana (RTG)
All appointments are for 2 years. The ART and Routing areas have 3 ADs and
the General area has 1; all other areas have 2 ADs. Thus, all areas (with
the exception of GEN) have at least one continuing AD. Current members
tagged with a * have indicated that they will not accept another nomination
to serve in their current role.
The primary activity for this nomcom will begin in July 2016 and should be
completed in January 2017. The nomcom will have regularly scheduled
conference calls to ensure progress. There will be activities to collect
requirements from the community, review candidate questionnaires, review
feedback from community members about candidates, and talk to candidates.
While being a nomcom member does require some time commitment it is also a
very rewarding experience.
As a member of the nomcom it is very important that you be able to attend
IETF97 (Seoul) to conduct interviews. Being at IETF96 (Berlin) is useful for
orientation. Being at IETF98 is not essential.
Please volunteer by sending me an email before 23:59 UTC June 20, 2016, as
Subject: Nomcom 2016-17 Volunteer
Please include the following information in the email body:
Your Full Name: __________
// as you write it on the IETF registration form
Current Primary Affiliation:
// Typically what goes in the Company field
// in the IETF Registration Form
// All email addresses used to register for the past 5 IETF meetings
// Preferred email address first
// For confirmation if selected
You should expect an email response from me within 5 business days stating
whether or not you are qualified. If you don't receive this response,
please re-send your email with the tag "RESEND"" added to the subject line.
If you are not yet sure if you would like to volunteer, please consider that
nomcom members play a very important role in shaping the leadership of the
IETF. Questions by email or voice are welcome. Volunteering for the nomcom
is a great way to contribute to the IETF!
You can find a detailed timeline on the nomcom web site at:
I will be publishing details of the randomness seeds to be used for the
RFC 3797 selection process within the next few weeks.