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Participate in the next Strategic Plan Environmental Scan Webinar

6 November 2023

In September, the ICANN Board launched the strategic planning process for fiscal years 2026–2030, an important step in shaping the future of ICANN.

ICANN's strategic planning process is designed to be highly inclusive, with participation from across the ICANN ecosystem and beyond. The process will result in a new five-year ICANN Strategic Plan.

The first phase of this process involves identifying external opportunities and threats, and internal strengths and weaknesses, that will inform the Board's strategy formulation. This phase is known as an environmental scan. ICANN held a hybrid community environmental scan session at ICANN78, which allowed participants to provide their input in person or online. If you missed this session at ICANN78, there is one more opportunity to get involved.

Session Date and Time: 16 November 2023 at 16:00 UTC

This session will be held via Zoom and in English. Please register.

This will be the last session of the environmental scan phase in our strategic planning process. For a list of factors to consider and examples to kick-start your thinking, please read the session briefing paper, and visit the community workspace for more information on the process and to stay up to date on how to get involved.

ICANN would like to thank everyone who has participated in this initial phase of the strategic planning process. Your input is invaluable to the future of ICANN. We look forward to continued involvement from the community as we progress through the development of the FY26-FY30 Strategic Plan.


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.