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ICANN76 Prep Week Schedule Now Available

15 February 2023

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the ICANN76 Prep Week schedule. The schedule consists of 12 sessions to prepare the ICANN community for the ICANN76 Community Forum taking place 11–16 March 2023 in Cancún, Mexico.

ICANN76 Prep Week will be held from Monday, 27 February, to Wednesday, 1 March. Sessions will be conducted in English and will feature remote simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. To attend any of the sessions, please register for ICANN76. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with additional event details.

Please visit the ICANN76 website to view the Prep Week schedule details. Remote participation links will be posted 24 hours before the start time of each session. Session materials and recordings will be posted on the site as they become available.

Date Time in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) ICANN76 Prep Week Session
Monday, 27 February 17:00—18:00 UTC Coalition for Digital Africa Update
19:00—20:30 UTC What to Expect During ICANN76: A Guide for Newcomers
21:30—22:30 UTC Implementation of Specific Reviews and Work Stream 2 Recommendations
23:00—00:00 UTC Registrant Program Update
Tuesday, 28 February 17:00—18:00 UTC Community Update on Universal Acceptance
19:00—20:30 UTC Planning and Finance Update
21:30—22:30 UTC Generic Names Supporting Organization Policy Update
23:00—00:00 UTC Contractual Compliance Update
Wednesday, 1 March 17:00—18:00 UTC Name Collision Analysis Project Study 2 Update
19:00—20:30 UTC Policy Update
21:30—22:30 UTC New Generic Top-Level Domain Subsequent Procedures Operational Design Phase Status Update
23:00—00:00 UTC Internationalized Domain Names Program Update


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