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ICANN Joins Canadian Community In Discussions About the Future Internet

2 October 2023

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is participating in a week of Internet governance-related engagements in Montréal, Canada, from 3 to 5 October 2023.

On 4 October, ICANN Board Chair Tripti Sinha will deliver the morning keynote address at the Canadian Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) 2023: The Future We Want. The CIGF is a leading forum for Internet governance discussions, offering the opportunity for Canadians from diverse backgrounds and sectors to discuss digital and Internet policy issues. This is the first time an ICANN Board Chair will address the CIGF.

Sinha's address will reaffirm the importance of the globally interoperable and inclusive Internet by focusing on the value of the Internet as a global resource, the strengths and importance of the multistakeholder governance model, the challenges that lie ahead, and the opportunities for digital inclusivity. 

To watch Sinha's speech, please register and select the "Virtual Participation" option.

ICANN also will have a booth at the Canadians Connected event hosted by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority on 5 October from 21:00 to 23:30 UTC. Joseph Catapano, ICANN Director of Stakeholder Engagement for North America, will present. He oversees ICANN's academic engagement at the global level. We also hope to see you there.


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.