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Join the Strategy Conversation

9 April 2013
By Denise Michel

As Fadi Chehadé, ICANN’s President & CEO, announced this week, we have launched a public conversation about ICANN’s future. We are seeking ideas from the global community to help create a new, overarching vision and five-year strategy for ICANN. An animated video and slides have been posted in six UN languages to help seed an online discourse about the complex, changing environment ICANN operates within and the future challenges and opportunities we should take into account as we prepare for a new planning cycle.

  • What do you think are the most important forces potentially affecting the Internet in the next 1-5 years that should be broadly taken into consideration when ICANN creates its new five-year strategy?
  • What are the most important things to keep in mind when considering how the above forces connect with ICANN’s mission and core values (as detailed in our bylaws)?
  • What key factors should we consider related to ICANN’s roles, responsibilities, operations, and structure?

Please share your answers to these, as well as other applicable thoughts or comments, you may have. Your input will be synthesized and carefully considered by ICANN’s CEO and Board, and will help provide a framework for ICANN strategic planning.

The strategic planning process will formally begin in June 2013, and will include a more focused public discussion (online and at the ICANN Durban meeting), a draft Strategic Plan posted for public comment, and Board consideration and action at the end of this year. The results will be a new Strategic Plan that will serve as the foundation for developing a new ICANN Operating Plan and Budget.

Thank you for helping to shape ICANN’s future.


Denise Michel

Former SSR2 Review Team Co-Chair