Internet Architecture Board


Call for nominations: IETF appointment to the ISOC Board of Trustees

The Internet Society (ISOC) provides organizational and financial  support for the IETF. As part of the arrangements between ISOC and the  IETF, the IETF is called upon to name 4 Trustees to its Board (BoT),  with staggered 3-year terms.  This requires that the IETF select one Trustee in 2016.

This year, the IAB will select 1 person for a term beginning in mid-2016 and ending in mid-2019.

A description of the IAB’s process for selecting the Trustee each year  can be found in RFC 3677, with this year’s timeline as follows:

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015 : Open nomination period
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016 : Close of the nomination period
  •  No later than March 25, 2016: IAB selection delivered to IESG for confirmation
  • No later than May 6, 2016 : Delivery of final confirmed selection  to the ISOC Elections Committee for announcement with the rest of the new ISOC BoT slate.


Nominations (including self-nominations) should be sent to the IAB Executive Administrative Manager at <>.  Please include e-mail contact details with the nomination.

Nomination Details

Nominees should be aware that ISOC Trustees are elected to three year  terms with approximately one third of the Board of Trustees  selected each year. The responsibilities of a Trustee include fiscal  management of the Internet Society, fundraising, and participation in Board meetings plus conference-call meetings, as detailed by the ISOC Bylaws:

The desirable characteristics of a candidate that are specific to the IETF-selected ISOC BoT member are outlined in section 2 of RFC 3677.

Nominees are asked to provide to the IAB:

1. Confirmation of their willingness to be considered within this 

2. Full name and contact information. 

3. A statement confirming willingness and ability to devote an 
  appropriate level of time to activities associated with the 
  position of Trustee. 

4. A brief biography outlining experience and background. 

5. A statement of interests, concerns about the Internet Society, goals 
  as a Trustee and motivation to serve as a Trustee. 

6. Any further information that is relevant to the work of the IAB in 
  considering your nomination.

Time Commitment

Trustees are expected to commit the time necessary to perform regular  board and committee business. Trustees are also expected to allocate some time to attend and prepare for meetings.

Care of Personal Information

The following procedures will be used by the IAB in managing this  process:

  • The candidate’s name will be published, with all other candidate names, at the close of the nominations period.
  • Excerpts of the information provided to the IAB by the nominated candidate will be passed to the IESG as part of the confirmation process. The IESG will be requested to maintain confidentiality  of the candidate’s information.
  • Except as noted above, all information provided to the IAB during this process will be kept confidential to the IAB.

Current IETF-Selected Trustees

The current IETF-Selected ISOC Trustees and their term of appointment are:

  • Bob Hinden 2013-2016
  • Sean Turner 2014-2017
  • Gonzalo Camarillo 2015-2018
  • John Levine 2015-2018

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