<div dir="ltr"><div>Hi All, <br></div><div><br></div><div>Thank you all for a productive kickoff meeting last week. Please see the following links for a recap of the meeting: <br></div><div><ul><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzfAo5tgQvg">Recording</a></li><li><a href="https://www.igfusa.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/IGF-USA-Kickoff-Meeting-Minutes-1_22.pdf">Minutes</a> (If you have any proposed amendments to the minutes, please let Melinda and I know. This includes the attendees section. If you attended please check to confirm that you are listed. <br></li></ul></div><div>The first order of business is confirming the Submission for the Thematic Inputs based on the conversation and ideas voiced during the meeting. In an attempt to synthesize the wide range of input, here is our proposed submission:</div><div><br> <ol style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px" id="gmail-docs-internal-guid-0cf961b3-7fff-7a95-cc4c-9af92d114a61"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:decimal;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font size="2"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Content - conduct, shaping, moderation, and accountability; </span></font></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:decimal;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font size="2"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">connectivity, inclusion, COVID-19 response and recovery; </span></font></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:decimal;font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre"><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font size="2"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">digital markets, advertisement, currency, media, and taxation;</span></font></p></li></ol><font size="2"></font><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font size="2"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><br></span></font></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left:40px"><font size="2"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Each of these themes should have a track that focuses on new models and technologies, with another track that focuses on power structures within these themes (who has the power and where should it be exercised)</span></font></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left:40px"><font size="2"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><br></span></font></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font size="2"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Special thanks to Makenna Bachmann for helping organize the kickoff meeting and getting the recap out quickly. She is interning with ISOC-DC and will be helping us throughout the majority of the planning process. </span></font></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;margin-left:40px"><font size="2"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><br></span></font></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font size="2"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">All the Best, </span></font></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font size="2"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><br></span></font></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font size="2"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Dustin & Melinda<br></span></font></p><p style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><font size="2"><span style="font-family:Arial;color:rgb(0,0,0);background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><br></span></font></p></div></div>