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ICANN80 Schedule Now Available

23 May 2024

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is hosting the ICANN80 Policy Forum from 10–13 June 2024 in Kigali, Rwanda. The schedule for the hybrid event, which will accommodate both in-person and virtual participation, is now available on the ICANN80 Policy Forum website.

ICANN80 will take place during regular working hours in Kigali, Rwanda (Central Africa Time CAT / UTC+2). In-person attendees must register by 7 June 2024. Virtual participants can register through 13 June 2024.

In conjunction with the ICANN80 Policy Forum, the fifth Governmental Advisory Committee High Level Government Meeting will take place on Sunday, 9 June 2024. The agenda is available on the dedicated website.

ICANN is committed to ensuring that all community members, whether in person or remote, can participate in the ICANN80 Policy Forum. For individuals who are not able to travel to the meeting, various remote participation options are available to allow everyone to engage in the discussions.

There will be ample opportunities to network and collaborate during the ICANN80 Policy Forum. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of them to meet with colleagues and make new connections.

To prepare for ICANN80, join Prep Week from 28–30 May 2024.

Note: Registration for ICANN80 does not automatically create a user account on ICANN's meetings schedule platform Sched. You will still need to log in to your previous account or sign up for a new account. Learn how to use Sched and personalize your schedule or export the meeting's entire event schedule.


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.