In advance of the ICANN Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, ICANN is conducting a number of events with area universities. Yesterday two sessions were conducted with the University of Southern California, a morning session with USC’s Information Sciences Institute and an afternoon session at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering. Tina Dam was the featured speaker at each session, and she provided a summary of ICANN’s Internationalized Domain Name efforts. Students had an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming IDN .test evaluation plan and ask questions about ICANN’s structure and procedures.
An additional event is planned at Loyola Law School next week. University outreach events have been conducted during the last two ICANN meetings in Lisbon, Portugal and San Juan, Puerto Rico, but because of the full schedule for ICANN’s Annual Meeting, a university outreach event will not be conducted during the week of the meeting. These separate smaller outreach events with area universities will continue in place of an outreach event during the ICANN meeting.
Students that are interested in attending ICANN’s 30th International Public meeting can find out more at http://losangeles2007.icann.org/.