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Changes to ICANN Org’s Meetings Scheduling Platform

9 February 2023
By Ashwin Rangan

As the ICANN76 Community Forum approaches, I wanted to share an update with you about the ICANN organization's (org) online scheduling tool.

Because the vendor is discontinuing support for Pathable, we will no longer be using this tool. Instead, we will be using Sched.

ICANN org used Sched previously, before switching to Pathable. Once the ICANN76 schedule is available on the meeting website, participants will be able to create personalized schedules using Sched. Because Sched is not integrated into the ICANN Account single sign-on, users will need to create a new account and agree to the terms and conditions.

As part of the transition from Pathable, ICANN org will be archiving previous meeting websites and content so that meeting recordings and transcripts will continue to be available to the public. Most hyperlinks for these past meeting materials will continue to work, but some will have new URLs.

For now, we are considering Sched to be an interim solution for ICANN76. We are reviewing platform requirements for a long-term scheduling solution, which will be integrated with the ICANN Account for single sign-on.

Keep an eye out for the ICANN76 Prep Week schedule, which will be published next week on the meeting site. If you haven't already, be sure to register for ICANN76. We look forward to engaging with you at ICANN76, whether in person or by Zoom.


Ashwin Rangan

Ashwin Rangan