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ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN77 Participants

21 April 2023

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the individuals selected to participate in the NextGen@ICANN Program at the ICANN77 Policy Forum. An independent committee selected the NextGen@ICANN77 participants based on their current studies and interest in Internet governance. It was announced on 5 May 2022 that the ICANN77 Policy Forum will be held in Washington, D.C. The meeting will be held from 12–15 June 2023 and will take place as a hybrid meeting to accommodate both in-person and virtual participation.

The nine selectees attend universities in the North American region where they study business, law, and technology.

NextGen@ICANN77 participants:

Anton Sorkin Arizona State University
Lily Botsyoe University of Cincinnati
Megan Palmer Temple University
Mahum Khawaja McMaster University
Essa Athar Columbia University
Isabella Middleton Pace University, New York City
Anya Miller Princeton University
Yanira Zoe Filomeno Arizona State University and Washington State University
Benny Mugisha Dalhousie University

For more information, visit the NextGen@ICANN Program website.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.