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Register for ICANN68 Prep Sessions (Update)

This Announcement is an update to a previous Announcement published on 28 May 2020.

LOS ANGELES – 2 June 2020 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced live interpretation for multiple ICANN68 Prep Sessions.

To attend any of the webinars, please register here by Friday 5 June 2020 to receive instructions on how to join. You may also submit questions during the registration process. 

The ICANN Open Data Program Update scheduled for Tuesday 16 June 2020 has been cancelled. Q&A with ICANN Org Executive Team on Thursday 18 June 2020 has been moved from 18:00 UTC to 19:00 UTC. The revised schedule is as follows:

Date / Time

Title

Language

Monday, 8 June 2020

12:00-13:00 and 22:00-23:00 UTC

Interpretation Platform Kick-off Webinar

Six U.N. languages

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

16:00-17:00 UTC

ICANN Org Operations Planning Team Update

English

Thursday, 11 June 2020

16:00-17:00 UTC

Universal Acceptance Annual Strategic Action Plan Webinar

English

Monday, 15 June 2020

16:00-17:00 UTC

Enhancing the Effectiveness of ICANN's Multistakeholder Model – Next Steps

Six U.N. languages

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

07:00-08:30 UTC

ICANN Policy Development (PDP) Working Group Roleplay for Fellows (for ICANN68 Fellows only)

English

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

12:00-13:30 UTC

Pre-ICANN68 GNSO Webinar

English

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

16:00-17:00 UTC

NomCom Review: Implementation Milestones

English

Thursday, 18 June 2020

16:00-17:00 UTC

Policy Webinar

Six U.N. languages

Thursday 18 June 2020

19:00-20:00 UTC

Q&A with ICANN Org Executive Team

Six U.N. languages

(The U.N. six languages includes the following: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.)

We recommend that community members attend one of the Interpretation Platform Kick-off Webinars. This will allow participants to familiarize themselves with the remote simultaneous interpretation platform that will be used during ICANN68.

Instructions on how to use the interpretation service and access to recordings, presentation materials, and a pre-recorded webinar from the Multistakeholder Strategy and Strategic Initiatives (MSSI) team will be posted here.

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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.


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