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Your Feedback Needed on the Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget

The Draft FY20 ICANN Operating Plan and Budget documents will be posted for public comment on 17 December. We will host a webinar on 18 December to give an overview of the documents and help prepare you to submit feedback.

The webinar will cover:

  • Documents Structure
  • Highlights of FY20 Operating Plan and Budget
  • Q&A
  • Next Steps

Webinar #1
18 December 2018, 17:00 UTC
Join here:

A recording will be posted on the Community Wiki here.

I look forward to your participation and invite you to share this information with other community members interested in ICANN's FY20 planning.


    nguyen dang khoa  22:38 UTC on 12 December 2018

    Thank you so much

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