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ICANN71 Begins 14 June, Register Now

3 June 2021

The ICANN71 Policy Forum will be held 14 through 17 June 2021. Initially planned for The Hague, Netherlands, this meeting will take place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the schedule to register for the sessions you want to attend. Important note: ICANN71 will be held in the UTC +2 Central European Summer Time (CEST) zone.

As a reminder, ICANN71 Prep Week occurred from 1 to 3 June 2021. If you have registered for ICANN71, Prep Week session recordings can be found here.

Participation Tools

In an effort to better support your participation at ICANN71, our ICANN org Meetings Technical Services and Language Services teams have integrated the remote simultaneous interpretation platform (RSI) into Zoom. Participants only need one digital device operating Zoom to access this feature. As in previous meetings, our Language Services team will provide access to remote simultaneous interpretation in the six U.N. languages (Arabic, Spanish, French, English, Chinese, and Russian) for high-interest sessions.

Details and information about remote participation tools, including interpretation, can be found here.

ICANN org received numerous requests to allow for breakout rooms in community's working sessions. In response, ICANN org has worked hard to make this feature available via Zoom at ICANN71.

YouTube Livestreaming

ICANN org will continue to livestream plenary sessions on ICANN's YouTube channel, which enable community members with limited bandwidth or no access to Zoom to watch and listen to these sessions.

Plenary Session: Impact of Regulatory Developments on ICANN Policy Topics
14 June 2021 at 10:30 UTC

Plenary Session: ICANN's Multistakeholder Model within the Internet Governance Ecosystem
15 June 2021 at 12:30 UTC

Plenary Session: Understanding Reputation Block Lists
17 June 2021 at 8:30 UTC

Start building your schedule today and remember that registration with ICANN is required to view the ICANN71 schedule. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram using #ICANN71.


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