Governance Update - ERAC (April '11)
The External Relations Advisory Council (ERAC) meetings March 14 and March 28 focused on discussions and gathering council member input into Internet2's priorities from an external relations perspective. During these meetings, ERAC members were asked to consider and apply two overarching questions for each of the priority initiatives: Should Internet2's focus be on how those initiatives serve Internet2 or how they enable the members? And, given the current and significant backbone upgrade project, how does the Internet2 organization lift beyond the focus of the network? Also, under the auspices of ERAC, a select group of industry members will be reconvened as an ERAC sub-committee to help define and shape industry/corporate membership and engagement strategies. In addition to other updates, current plans include continuing discussions of these topics at the open ERAC meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, April 20 from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in conjunction with the Spring 2011 Internet2 Member Meeting. This meeting will be held in Salon H at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. Member meeting attendees are welcome to attend and encouraged to provide input.