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WEBINAR: ICANN Strategy Panel on Identifier Technology Innovation

Join the Strategy Panel on Identifier Technology Innovation for an update and interactive discussion.

Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Time: 03:00-04:30 UTC (Time converter: http://tinyurl.com/q3rlt82)

Date: Thursday, 23 January 2014
Time: 19:00-20:30 UTC (Time converter: http://tinyurl.com/qcyk5mu)

 

You are invited to an update on the activities of the Strategy Panel on Identifier Technology Innovation. ICANN Strategy Panels' work will inform ICANN's new, overarching vision and five-year strategic plan.

As it prepares to offer its advice to the ICANN President and CEO, the Strategy Panel wishes to walk you through the work it has undertaken and to seek your input on the preliminary set of conclusions it has reached. This webinar will also be the opportunity for you to ask questions. ICANN Strategy Panels serve as an integral part of a framework for cross-community dialogue: your feedback and contributions are key to this project and will be carefully considered.

Webinar Details

Please join the webinar either on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 at 03:00-04:30 UTC (duration: 90 minutes) or on Thursday, 23 January 2014 at 19:00-20:30 UTC (duration: 90 minutes). The two sessions are duplicates, scheduled to accommodate different time zones. The meetings will be run in an Adobe Connect room with a slide presentation along with a dial-in conference bridge for audio. The sessions will be conducted in English.

Participants will be given the opportunity to offer comments and to ask questions during the Q&A section. During the course of the webinar, questions may be submitted using the chat function of Adobe Connect. If you cannot join the live session, the recording of the session will be made available shortly after the meeting.

Please register via email to alice.jansen@icann.org by Tuesday, 21 January 2014 – 23:59 UTC to receive the dial-in details. Please indicate which call you wish to join. A reminder with log-in and dial-in details will be sent to you prior to the call.


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