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ICANN79 Prep Week Schedule Now Available

5 February 2024

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Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced the ICANN79 Prep Week schedule. The schedule consists of 12 sessions to prepare the ICANN community for the ICANN79 Community Forum taking place 2—7 March 2024 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

ICANN79 Prep Week will be held from Tuesday, 20 February, to Thursday, 22 February. Sessions will be conducted in English and will feature remote simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Portuguese, and Spanish. To attend any of the sessions, please register for ICANN79. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with additional event details.

Please visit the ICANN79 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) ICANN79 Prep Week Session
20 February
15:00 – 16:00 UTC Universal Acceptance (UA) Community Update
16:30 – 17:30 UTC Contractual Compliance Update
18:00 – 19:30 UTC Finance and Planning Update
20:30 – 21:30 UTC Name Collision Analysis Project Study 2 Update
21 February
15:00 – 16:00 UTC Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Updates
16:30 – 17:30 UTC ICANN Board Engagement with the ICANN Community
18:00 – 19:30 UTC New gTLD Program: Next Round Implementation Status Update
20:30 – 21:30 UTC What to Expect During ICANN79: A Guide for Newcomers
22 February
15:00 – 16:00 UTC Policy and Advice Update
16:30 – 17:30 UTC Registrant Program Update
18:00 – 19:30 UTC Implementation of Specific Reviews, Work Stream 2 Recommendations, and ICANN Reviews Updates
20:30 – 21:30 UTC GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process: Supplemental Recommendations Community Update


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