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Stéphane Van Gelder Announced as Recipient of the 2018 Multistakeholder Ethos Award

24 June 2018

PANAMA CITY – 24 June 2018 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is honored to announce the recipient of the 2018 Multistakeholder Ethos Award. This year, the community selection panel is posthumously recognizing a long-time member of the ICANN community: Stéphane Van Gelder.

Please join us for the presentation of the Multistakeholder Ethos Award, which will take place on Monday 25 June at ICANN62:

Date, Time: Monday 25 June, 08:30–09:00 (local)
Location: Convention Center Foyer, Megapolis Convention Center,
Panama City, Panama

The award will be presented to Stéphane Van Gelder’s wife Julie Talfournier Van Gelder on behalf of the community selection panel and the ICANN community.


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 not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.