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ICANN78 Prep Week Schedule Now Available

26 September 2023

This announcement was updated on 27 September 2023.

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the ICANN78 Prep Week schedule. The schedule consists of 13 sessions to prepare the ICANN community and public for the ICANN78 Annual General Meeting taking place 21–26 October 2023 in Hamburg, Germany.

ICANN78 Prep Week will be held from Monday, 9 October, to Wednesday, 11 October. Sessions will be conducted in English and will feature remote simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. To participate in any of the sessions, please register for ICANN78. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with additional event details.

Please visit the ICANN78 website to view the Prep Week schedule details. Remote participation information will be posted 24 hours before the start time of each session. Session materials and recordings will be posted on the ICANN78 website as they become available.

Date Time in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) ICANN78 Prep Week Session
9 October
14:30–15:30 New gTLD Program Next Round: Implementation Status Update
16:00–17:00 Specific Reviews and Work Stream 2 Recommendations
17:30–19:00 What to Expect During ICANN78: A Guide for Newcomers
20:00–21:00 Contractual Compliance Update
21:30–22:30 2023 Nominating Committee End of Year Report
10 October
14:30–15:30 Applicant Support Program: Research and Updates
16:00–17:00 Universal Acceptance Community Update
17:30–19:00 Planning and Finance Update
20:00–21:00 Name Collision Analysis Project Study 2 Update
11 October
14:30–15:30 New gTLD Program Next Round: Registry Service Provider Evaluation Program Status Update
16:00–17:00 Reviews Update
17:30–19:00 Policy and Advice Update
21:30–22:30 Global Public Interest Framework Pilot Update


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